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Incredibly Basic Skirt Tutorial

Leggings are a blessing. They can stand in for pants or tights, hide unshaven legs and dance party bruises, and generally function as work-appropriate pajamas. For those of us who buy our leggings from cheap fast fashion chains and wear them daily, the unfortunate truth is that one pair of leggings won’t last a year.

I have a plethora of ripped, hole-y, basic black leggings strewn around my closet. (I like to keep them around so that I can wear them in a leggings emergency.) Recently I decided that they needed to move on. Like a sartorial organ donor, they needed to be stripped for parts and put to new use.

First up: I used the waistband from a pair of old leggings to help create an incredibly basic skirt. I grabbed a yard of rayon fabric from my stash and threw together a tutorial. The skirt turned out incredibly comfortable – as comfortable as leggings – and with any luck it won’t fall apart in the wash. (Let’s be honest, the vast majority of my homemade clothes are held together by luck.)

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Why are you buying chokers??!

Thanks to Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, and their ten zillion Instagram followers, chokers are back in style in a big way.

Why yes, I am shamelessly pandering to millenials right now.

I’m pretty stoked about this because I look AMAZING in chokers. (Maybe it’s because people naturally want to choke me.)

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Sleep Mask Non-Tutorial

Any good vampire knows the importance of blocking out as much sunlight as possible from dawn until dusk. Unfortunately, after years of use and abuse my sturdy sleep mask finally turned into dust. What’s an undead creature of the night to do?

Bust out the stash and craft a new sleep mask!

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RFID protecting wallet

Chip cards suck. If you can get your chip card to work at Starbucks every single time without fail, then you are a liar or a wizard or both. Worse, like everything else that’s allegedly supposed to boost security, chip cards are not entirely 100% secure. I’m told there is a device that identity thieves use that will scan your credit card info stored on the RFID chip from a few feet away. Not sure how that works. Magic or Star Trek.

Being the average amount of paranoid, I decided I wanted one of those fancy wallets that will protect the RFID info from being stolen via gamma rays or whatever. A quick google search turned up diy instructions on how to make an RFID protecting wallet with duct tape and tinfoil.

Duct tape and tinfoil to prevent shadowy unknowns from stealing my identity? Count me in!

There’s probably some legitimate science to how this works, but I’m not big on “science” unless it’s followed by “fiction double feature” so let’s leave the explanations to the professionals and get to CRAFTING.

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How To Make A Crappy Fabric Rope Basket

I’m a fabric scrap hoarder. Well, I’m an everything hoarder, and that includes hoarding fabric scraps.

I wanted to find something unusual to make with my scraps and came across this YouTube tutorial from Handmade Home:

Fabric Twine Tutorial

Amazing! Fun! Pretty! Easy! All of my favorite adjectives!

I chopped up a bunch of my scraps into 1 ½ inch strips, cued up a Netflix doc, and started to craft.

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