DIY Fabric Crafts
To sew or not to sew, that is the question. It doesn't matter if you are new to sewing or have a skilled hand, we have tutorials, tips and projects you can find…
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The beauty of this no-sew method is that you can cover and re-cover the cushions quickly and easily to redecorate for different occasions. There's no need to take off the original cover if it's still in good shape. You can also remove the cover and throw it in the washer if it gets dirty and then put it right back on when it comes out of the dryer. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!
Here's the problem with buying fabric online: It's hard to stop shopping. There are literally thousands of prints and patterns to scroll through, and they come in every shade and every price point. Luckily, for people who love fabric, this isn't actually a problem. Prepare to go down a really beautiful rabbit hole with these 10 online fabric stores.
Cozy pillows are a must-have item to get the most out of your relaxation, but they can be super expensive, and it can be difficult to find just the right colors to go with your decor. Have no worries – we're here to help you create some low-cost pillows, even if you don't know how to sew. This no-sew pillow cover is simple enough to make that you can even change up your pillowcases for any mood or season.
Stick to the fun stuff and keep untangling a knot of necklaces off your travel itinerary with this handy jewelry roll organizer. No one wants to spend precious vacation time unraveling a ball of baubles and bangles. All it takes is a place mat and a little ribbon to keep your jewelry neat, tidy and accessible on your adventures.
Nothing says summer like a nice slice of zesty citrus fruit. There's just something about the tang on your tongue when you bite into a juicy, ripe orange or squeeze a mouthwatering lemon into a cold glass of iced tea. Bring the taste of summer into your home all year and create a feast for your eyes with these delightful, simple-to-make felt fruit-slice coasters.
At first glance, throwaway duster cloths seem to be harmless. However, when thousands of users are throwing them away daily, they can quickly become another unnecessary waste product. It doesn't take much time to create a reusable duster cloth that will last years and years, and even a beginner can master this project. Plus, it's a wonderful way to use flannel scraps so they won't end up in the landfill. That's a win-win situation in our book!
Jump on the zero-waste bandwagon with this clever produce bag created from an old T-shirt. Not only will you keep a worn-out garment from being thrown in a landfill but when you make one of these, you will keep hundreds of plastic produce bags from the trash heap as well. You don't even have to know how to sew to satisfy your inner earth steward and be cute at the same time.
A sit-down dinner during the holidays (or at any time for that matter) is a real treat, and eating family-style can make a shared meal feel even more warm and cozy. However, passing those hot dishes around the table with regular hot pads can make handing over straight-from-the-oven casseroles pretty awkward. This simple hot-dish basket made from a placemat will make exchanging those hot serving dishes easy and safe. Get ready for everyone at your table to be saying, "Please pass the hot dish."
Sewing with leather on your home sewing machine is totally possible. There is absolutely no reason to fear leather. As long as you remember to make a few adjustments to your regular sewing, you'll be sewing leather projects like chic bucket bags, crossbody bags and even journals with leather covers in no time. All it takes to get started are some new needles, a little planning and a few things you probably already have around the house.
There's just something special about pockets. You can create some unexpected pockets of beauty by adding them to a fleece scarf. Not only will they keep your hands warm but consider how nice it will be to grab your phone, lip gloss and some spare change and slip them into your snuggly scarf pockets before you head out into the cold looking fabulously casual.
Baby, it's cold outside, and a fringe scarf will not only keep you cozy and warm but will also make a nice accent for any outfit. You don't even have to know how to sew for this piece-of-cake project. Just grab 1/4 yard of fleece and a little bit of yarn and you'll be creating your own scarf in no time.
Get ready for winter and keep your noggin warm with a delightful DIY fleece hat. Even if sewing isn't your thing, you can still make a cozy, soft hat to match every outfit. It's a simple project, and your biggest problem will be choosing which fleece to use from the wonderful selections available at your local fabric shop.
These delightful felt flowers will not only be a heartfelt and charming expression of love or friendship but they'll last forever. It just takes a few minutes and a little bit of craft felt to recreate some of nature's prettiest blossoms and make someone's day a little bit brighter.
This holiday season, don't let wearing a mask make you a grinch. Masks can be fun. Here are three festive masks you can make yourself with absolutely no sewing required. They are made with two layers of t-shirt fabric, with only the top layer decorated. Since the two layers are not sewn together, you can easily separate them and wash the layer that touches your face. So, will you be Santa, Rudolph or Frosty the Snowman? No matter which mask you wear, you'll be spreading holiday cheer!
Hey, all you mitten people out there — we've got the best mitten making idea, hands down! Take an old flannel shirt that's been hanging around the thrift store or maybe even a loved one's old shirt to create some mittens. Not only will they keep your hands toasty warm, but they'll look so cute, your friends will be asking which little boutique carries them.
One of the neat things about using an upcycled shirt for this project is the front pockets become part of the design and are totally usable. Also, with gift giving season fast approaching, this would make a wonderful, inexpensive hand-made gift. Trifecta in our opinion.
Leaves are falling and and autumn days are here again. The sweaters are out, the air is crisp and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Decorating for fall can be as easy as adding a few of these DIY quilted coasters to your tables. Made from scraps of flannel, it's a great way to use up some of your fabric stash or make use of the leftovers from a recent quilt project.
If you've been thinking about trying your hand at quilt making, before going to your local fabric store, source your quilt fabric from shirts at a thrift store or even in your own closet. You could even use the shirts of a loved one to honor their memory. No matter what shirts you decide to use, this is great way to learn how to quilt and be thrifty at the same time.
If you enjoy the change of the season with the cooler air, the autumn colors and the feeling of a little danger lurking around every corner, then you're ready to start bewitching your favorite digs for Halloween. It could be as simple as changing up a few pillows and this not so itsy-bitsy DIY Spider Web Pillow will create that spooky vibe you're going for. Just head to the nearest market for some black felt and a little white thread and your couch or front porch will be spiderrific in no time.
If sharks are your thing and Shark Week can't come soon enough in your book every year, then you'll want to dive into this fun, cozy, hooded blanket project. It'll just take an afternoon to create some snuggly fun for you or that that special person who just can't get enough shark action. Made from soft fleece, the shark lovers in your life can wrap up in jaw-dropping comfort and transform to a cuddly shark at the same time.
There's nothing like relaxing next to a backyard fire pit or the cozy feeling of warming up by a crackling fire in a wood stove. Instead of getting dirty while carrying firewood, do it in style with this DIY fabric carrier. Choose fabric in any color or deign to match your decor, grab a couple of wooden dowels and you'll be on your way to making this convenient carrier in no time.
Buttonholes can be one of the scariest undertakings when learning how to sew. They are usually one of the last steps in a project and if not sewn correctly, can actually ruin a design. But we're here to tell you, fear not the buttonhole, because with a little practice you can master this skill.
When the time comes to venture out and stock up on essential groceries, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself safe. In addition to social distancing, wearing a mask and having a list to reduce your time in the store, attach a washable handle cover to give yourself one more line of defense. Keep it in a plastic zipper bag until you're ready to use it. After sanitizing the handle with a disinfecting wipe, attach the cover.
If your leash has seen better days or you just want to make something different for your walks in the park, make a new one from the waistbands of a couple of old pairs of jeans. Adorn it with some fringe or a couple of decorative treasures to give it a unique design made especially for you and your pooch.
What's not to love about a practical zippered box pouch? Especially one you made yourself from your favorite fabric. This versatile bag can be used to hold make-up, a shaving kit, school supplies, or even small toys for those car trips. Make one for yourself or make a few to have on hand for the next time you need to give a gift.