Craft Roundup: Fabric Based Projects for Back-to-School Fun

If you or children have a big stash of fabric scraps or half-used balls of yarn taking up needed closet space in your house, you might be like me and find yourself sorting through the scraps and looking for any kind of project that will help use them all up. This week's Make It is once again getting us all ready to head back to school – but this time with projects that will hopefully tackle that fiber-friendly stash of scraps in no time.

DIY Pencil Cup Holder for Lockers

Your child can make sure her locker is tidy and ready for a quick book change by creating a set of pencil cup holders with this tutorial by Artzy Creations. Covered in fabric and paired with a magnet on back, they're out of the way so that your child can grab the supplies he needs ASAP.

Seat Belt Cover Tutorial

When it's your turn to help out with the neighborhood car pool, make sure your passengers ride in style thanks to this cozy seat belt cover by Therm O Web.

V-Neck Sweater Vest

With this cooler-than-normal summer we've had, your child might actually need a sweater for the first day of school! For the knitting fans out there, check out this pattern and tutorial from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Drawstring Sleeping Bag Case

Once the first week of school is on the books, it's a sure bet that new friends have been made! If your child is headed to a sleepover Friday night, pack up his supplies in this DIY sleeping bag case idea from Sew Mama Sew.


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