Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 25 Nov 2010 03:26 am

No Sew or Easy Sew Decorating Ideas

For those of you who don’t have a lot of time to worry about sewing pillows, curtains and other fabric decorations, there are plenty of no sew projects or projects that require minimal sewing. Even for the beginning sewer, the projects just require you to be able to sew in a strait line with no fancy sewing stitches or techniques.

One of the easiest chair covers, pillows and curtain toppers that you can make involves using cloth napkins. You can find cloth napkins in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes. You can use cloth napkins to cover seat cushions or to throw over the top of a curtain rod to make a curtain topper. If you sew two cloth napkins with their right sides together, you can then turn them right sides out and stuff them to make instant pillows. You can often find cloth table clothes that match napkins and you can use them to cover an ottoman or sew two together to make curtains. Using cloth napkins and table clothes that already have finished edges gives them a professional look for just a little bit of money.

If you are going for a more casual curtain look, you can buy sheets for decorating. Whether you choose chambray sheets or white sheets, once they are hanging on the curtain rod nobody will ever know that they are sheets. All you have to do is hem them to the correct length, which can be done by sewing or by using fusible tape and an iron. Depending on the window size, you may have to cut the sheets in half in order to avoid having a bulky fabric look. If you cut them in half you will need to fold in the cut edges to form a smooth edge which can be accomplished by sewing them or using fusible tape. A sheet can also be used to cover an old sofa and will look similar to a shabby chic sofa cover.

If you have left over fabric from any of your projects there are a number of easy projects that you can do to use this fabric and help tie things in your room together. You can cover a lamp shade with fabric by using shades that you can buy at a local craft store that are specially designed for fabric. Thin strips of fabric can be used to tie curtains back. A long piece of fabric or sheet can be used for a table runner.

In addition to these no sew or easy sew decorating projects you can find hundreds of ideas on the internet for other projects. You are only limited by your imagination not by your inability to sew. Making your house into a home by adding personal touches couldn’t be any easier with all these simple project ideas.

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