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I can't believe I reached my mid-30s before this occurred to me. I'll loaf around, pre- and post-gym, in workout gear that never has enough (rarely any) pockets. In cold weather, a jacket or hoodie solves the problem nicely. But in the summer? You can wear a sleeveless hoodie.

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Pullover hoodies are fine, but sometimes what you really want is one that zips up -- especially if you want to be able to take it off without messing up your hair. Enter this simple sewing project: Just two seams and one cut. Best of all, the picture or writing on the front stays totally visible.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Kids are messy, so shelling out for expensive clothes or replacement items can add up. If you make your kid's clothes from old adult clothing, you can save money and not worry as much about them ruining their outfits when playing. Here's how to turn an adult jumper into pants for a toddler.

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A snag in your favourite sweater doesn't mean its doomed to at-home wear, just pull the yarn back into the sweater to make it look like new. While this method is a little time-consuming, fixing an expensive sweater yourself is better than a trip to the tailor, or watching it slowly unravel.

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Sewing a button seems like a simple task, but if you're not careful, sewing it on without spacing it properly will make your clothes tight and the button difficult to open and close. Make sure your buttons always sit correctly by using a toothpick to add the right amount of thread slack.

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Most require quite a bit of effort and know-how to make well, but a sling pack doesn't require too much sewing skill. Instructables user linrodann put together a simple set of instructions for making your own on the cheap.

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Instructables user katvanlew wanted to make a sturdy yet unique laptop bag and made one from a wool suit jacket and an old plaid shirt for lining, both acquired cheaply at a charity shop. If you have a sewing machine you can make your own classy laptop bag for a few bucks and a few hours of sewing.

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Need something to transport your shiny new netbook? If you want to stick with the budget approach, you can stitch up a pretty nifty alternative using a place mat.