1. Decorative Throw Pillows
Adding decorative throw pillows to your living room or bedroom is a quick and easy way to spruce up your
home decor. Sewing your own allows you to choose fabrics that match your style perfectly. Here’s how:
- Choose coordinating fabrics that complement your existing color scheme.
- Cut two fabric squares of the desired size for your pillow.
- Place the fabric squares with the right sides facing each other and sew around three edges, leaving one
- Turn the fabric right-side out and stuff with fiberfill or a pillow form.
- Hand-stitch the open side closed, and admire your beautiful new throw pillow.
2. Tablecloth and Napkin Set
Personalize your dining space with a custom tablecloth and napkin set. Follow these steps:
- Select a fabric that suits your table and dining room decor.
- Measure your table’s dimensions, adding a few inches for overhang.
- Depending on the fabric width, you may need to sew together multiple panels to achieve the desired
- Hem the edges of the tablecloth and napkins for a clean finish.
- If desired, add decorative elements such as embroidery or lace trim.
3. Curtains or Drapes
Custom curtains or drapes can elevate the look of your windows and control light. Here’s how to create your
- Determine the length and width required for your windows.
- Choose a fabric that complements your room and allows for light filtration if desired.
- Measure and cut the fabric accordingly, adding a few inches for hems.
- Hem the sides and bottom of the curtains, leaving the top open.
- Add curtain rings or clips along the top edge and hang from a curtain rod.
4. Placemats and Coasters
Create a stylish and coordinated dining experience with custom placemats and coasters:
- Select durable and easy-to-clean fabric for your placemats.
- Measure and cut rectangular pieces of fabric for the placemats.
- Hem the edges of the placemats for a polished look.
- For coasters, cut smaller squares or circles from the same fabric and hem the edges.
- Optionally, add a layer of heat-resistant batting to protect surfaces from hot dishes.
5. Decorative Wall Hangings
Add personality to your walls with unique and customizable fabric wall hangings:
- Choose a fabric that complements your room’s color scheme and aesthetic.
- Measure and cut the fabric into the desired shape and size for your wall hanging.
- Pick a wooden dowel or curtain rod to serve as the hanging mechanism.
- Attach the fabric piece to the dowel or rod, either by sewing or using adhesive strips.
- Hang your creation on a vacant wall or above a piece of furniture for a striking visual impact.