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DIY Best Of: Cozy Textiles

by Kate Pruitt

Brrrr . . . it’s been beautifully sunny in Brooklyn lately, but still a bit too chilly for my West Coast sensibilities. I’ve scoured our archives and pulled our best cozy textile DIY projects this morning in the hopes that they will warm me up. One thing I love about winter is the prevalence of thick wools, felts, yarns and other plush, textural fabrics. If you have a scrap of felt, a loose skein of yarn or an old sweater or blanket lying around, you’re halfway to making some of these projects already. Enjoy, and stay warm! — Kate

Image above: Shelly’s plaid ottoman is made from a salvaged spool and found mid-century legs.

Image above: Give your loved one a version of Yevgeniya’s knitted buckwheat heating pad to keep his or her mitts warm.

Image above: Anneli’s gorgeous crochet poufs are a great way to reuse old textiles.

Image above: Keep your necessities handy with Derek and Lauren’s door organizer made from cozy felt.

Image above: Give your feline friend a new treat: an adorable wool catnip mouse.

Image above: A newer favorite of ours — cozy braided extension cords!!

Image above: Celebrate your preppy side with these argyle sock vases.

Image above: Derek & Lauren turn beloved old shirts into a cozy, sentimental quilt.

Image above: A cozy felt bag DIY from Scandinavian design

Image above: If you have a chair that needs reupholstering, try making a version of Jane’s colorful patchwork lounge chair.

Image above: This inexpensive and easy felt wine caddy project is made from recycled cardboard mailers.

Image above: Easy felted rocks make for a wonderful rainy day project.

Image above: Brighten up your table with Derek and Lauren’s cheery felt coasters.

Image above: Kelly Wilkinson’s pretty midsummer night placemats

Image above: If you know how to knit a hat (or even if you don’t), these felted nesting bowls will be a snap to make!

Image above: Brett’s leaf potholders are made from three colors of pretty 100% wool felt.

Image above: Protect your laptop with this adorable felt laptop cozy sleeve.

Image above: Need a bedding refresh? Save a ton of money by following Brett’s easy Sewing 101 tutorial to make your own duvet cover.

Image above: Samantha’s pretty faux Suzani pattern pillow

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