tag archives: DIY home decorating

Inspiration: Ideas for Refashioning Jeans

See how to turn old jeans into a corset, apron or clutch with easy sewing techniques.

Jeans: the styles are constantly changing! High-waisted or low? Skinny or bell? Faded or dark? Who can keep up? If you’ve got a pile of jeans from years past that you just can’t part with, we’ve got some denim refashioning inspiration for you. Check out our easy sewing and repair tips and get inspired to give those old favorites a new life, or simply add some trendy embellishments to them to bring them up-to-date. 

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No-Sew Project: How to Make a Macramé Dreamcatcher

Easy DIY that delivers great looks for your home: doors, walls, gallery wall collections.

Looking for some easy DIY to fill the long days of summer? Maybe even something you can get the teens in on? Done and done – this macramé dreamcatcher fits the bill. To make one you need just a few simple supplies (primarily Dritz cable cord and some kind of a hoop or ring). You’ll use a couple easy techniques to weave and knot the cable cord. Finishing options include greenery, or paper flags, which we personalized with a “hello” greeting. 

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No-Sew Projects: DIY Wall Hangings and Gallery Wall Inspiration

Ideas and tips for some really cool wall decor.

You must know that gallery walls are the thing right now, and we’ve got some project ideas and tips to help you DIY some really fabulous looks. The best thing about these projects is that they are quick, easy and inexpensive. Most of materials you’ll use to make these pieces come right from your stash of fabrics and sewing supplies.

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DIY Home Decorating: How to Make Curtain Panels with Grommets

Enhance your panels with a decorative band using the “burrito” sewing method.

That’s right we said burrito. We’re referring to a stitching method used to add an accent band or cuff to curtain panels. This method gives the band a clean finish with all the seams fully encased within the band – no hemming is needed. For the burrito sewing method, fabric is rolled up like a burrito and the accent band is wrapped around the “burrito” so seam edges can be aligned or stitched. After stitching, the rolled fabric is pulled out of the side of the band. Seam allowances are now enclosed within the band with no external stitches or hand sewing required. Finish your panel with Dritz® grommets and you’re good to go. Ready to see how?

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Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Pillow Cover

You can make a great looking envelope pillow cover in 30 minutes or so.

Fact: there is no easier way to update your home than to put out a few new pillows. Worried about the cost? Don’t want to toss the pillows you already have? (They’re fine after all, just a bit dated…) We’ve got a solution for you: make your own pillow covers! This beginner sewing tutorial guides you through the process (quick and easy!). And we’ll tell you how much fabric you need for many common pillow sizes. Home refresh? Done and done.

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