Conversation Heart Pillow DIY

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Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day staple. I remember receiving these candies along with Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse cards from my classmates in elementary school. Although these candies tasted awful, they were super adorable. I always wanted to keep them just to appreciate their cuteness. But, they were food and I eventually had to throw them away.

Today I’m showing you how to make a conversation heart that will last forever. This tutorial will leave you with an unusual craving for them. Here’s how to make a conversation heart pillow! Continue reading “Conversation Heart Pillow DIY”

Craftsmas Day 7: DIY Felt Cactus Ornament

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Nowadays anything can be made into an ornament even if it has nothing to do with Christmas. I’ve seen everything from pizza and donuts to cellphones and coffee cups as ornaments. So this year I thought, why not make a cactus ornament? It would make a super adorable and unique trimming plus it’s trendy!

If you cannot resist the urge to decorate your tree with cacti, then keep reading to learn how to create a felt cactus ornament. They take a bit of patience to make, but I promise you it’s all worth it in the end! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 7: DIY Felt Cactus Ornament”

My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers

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The most popular blog post by far on Sharifa Creates has been My Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers. In it, I only listed three vloggers, so I’m back with a full list of 10! Hopefully this list will help you to learn everything you need to know about sewing and garment construction. Continue reading “My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers”

DIY Pillowcases

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I’m in the process of revamping my bedroom. So far, I have organized my dresser drawer and closet. Right now I am focused on updating my bedding because nothing on my bed is cohesive! I have a hot pink comforter, a leopard print body pillow, two shimmery black throw pillows and a pink chevron print pillow. My goal is to have pink, white and gold bedding. I didn’t want to purchase all new throw pillows, so I made pillowcases for them.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own pillowcases. Continue reading “DIY Pillowcases”

My Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers

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This post has been updated! Check out My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers.

In 4 Ways to Spark Creativity, I mentioned that one way to become inspired is through learning new techniques. I practice this by reading numerous craft books, scrolling through Pinterest and, most recently, watching YouTube video tutorials. Of the DIY video tutorials available, I especially enjoy sewing vlogs. When it comes to sewing, the best way I learn is by watching, not reading.

Any time I want to make a new piece of clothing, I head straight to YouTube. There are vloggers that teach everything from threading a needle to constructing prom dresses. I even created a YouTube channel to share my knowledge of sewing and crafting.

I’ve compiled a short list of my favorite sewing vloggers. I hope you find them and their channels as informative as I do. Continue reading “My Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers”