04/05/2014 12:19 pm ET Updated Jun 05, 2014

5 Surprising Things to Do With a Sewing Machine

Sewing machines have unexpected uses beyond fixing a hem or adding a button. You can use it turn plastic bags into fabric, bind a book and more. Jordan Ellis, who sells items like an R2D2 Star Wars apron and crayon ammo belts at CraftFoxes, explains some of the unusual items she makes with her sewing machine, like reusable tea bags.

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