No-Sew Knot PillowDecorative pillows can be very expensive to buy or have them custom made, but you can spin a fresh look for your pillows on your own, and it only takes minutes! Here's a sewing-free method to upgrade your old decorative pillows and home décor!
Materials List1 1/3 YDs of Silver/Black Stripes Woven 1 QTY 16" x 16" Mountain Mist Pillow Form 8" Fiskars All-Purpose Scissors Size 3-2" Dritz Safety Pins
Lay your fabric out and place your pillow form right in the center of it. Take one side and fold it over so it reaches the opposite side of the pillow form. Safety-pin the fabric down in the center and near each corner of the same side.
For the other side, you need to fold the raw edge of the fabric in.
Fold the fabric wrong sides together about halfway towards the pillow form, and then bring the folded edge to the center of the pillow to wrap around it. Safety-pin the fabric so the pin is right in the center of the pillow, and then safety-pin the fabric along the fold towards the edges of the pillow like so:
From here, you need to gather your fabric edges on either side and tie them together once.
Take one tail end and wrap it OVER the knot in the middle, tucking it snug underneath the main raise of the knot.
Then tuck the other free tail underneath where it will sit nicely like so:
If it's giving you trouble with staying put, fasten a couple of safety pins in hidden spots to help secure the tails.
Fabric CoasterWant a little hand-crafted touch to spiff up your home décor? Make some hand-made coasters! Adding a new set of coasters to a room is a small and subtle way to incorporate your design features and colors into social gatherings. They can be used to expand your design past the visual field and into a tangible one. Your guests will be able to use a part of the interior design! Or you could just make a cute set for yourself!
Materials List¼ YDs of Citra Green/Victorian Gold/Cream Floral Shantung /Dupioni ¼ YDs of Heathered Dark Earth Brown Felted Wool Blend 8" Fiskars All-Purpose Scissors Dritz Size 3/9 Sharp Needles Dritz 250 Long White Ball Pins Dritz Tailor's Chalk (Optional--for tracing your circles to cut out)
You'll need to cut out your two circles of felt as well as your one circle of fabric. The two felt pieces should be the size your want the final product to be, and your fabric piece needs to have an extra 1.5" in. in diameter than your felt pieces. The fabric pieces needs enough extra length to wrap underneath one of the felt pieces.
Once you have your three circles, take one felt circle and put it together with your fabric circle. The right side of your fabric should face out. Tuck the edges of your fabric under and around the felt piece and pin it into place.
After this, take your other fabric circle and put it together on the underside of the first piece so that the raw edges of the fabric you tucked underneath before are hidden. Pin the felt pieces together. Using your sewing machine, sew a 5/8" in. seam allowance around the edge. This should sew in the raw fabric edges if you cut your fabric piece out big enough.
Double-check to make sure your stitches are secure and neat, trim any loose threads, and then you're done!
Fabric FrameNeed a DIY to do with those old picture frames you have or looking to make a gift for a loved one that's both thoughtful and practical? Make a decorative accessory hanger!
Materials List1/2—1/3 YDs of Off-White/Lime Floral Canvas 2/3 YDs of Gray Solid Grosgrain Ribbon 8" Fiskars All-Purpose Scissors Clover Wonder Clips Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue 1 QTY 8”x10” inch Frame Dritz Tailor's Chalk (Optional) You may need more or less fabric depending on if you're using one that has a larger pattern, so please keep this in mind when deciding on your design!
First, lay your fabric out and determine what part of it you want to be framed. Take the backing of your frame out and lay it on the wrong side of the fabric and mark where you need to cut, leaving about an inch and a half broder all around. Use tailor's chalk if you'd like to help draw a guide for yourself to cut along.
Cut along your marks or lines so you have a nice rectangular cut.
Once you have your fabric cut, take your tacky glue and dab each corner of the frame's backing on the back of it (so the side where the stand is attached).
Fold the corner of the fabric here over the glue and clip it down with a Wonder Clip. Do this for all four corners.
After your corners are glued and secured, move on to the sides. Working on side at a time, dab your tacky glue along the edge of the frame backing (dots or one straight line of glue both work!), and then fold the fabric once onto itself and then another time over the edge of the backing onto the glue. This will help keep the raw edges of your fabric tucked away.
After gluing them down, clip them in place with more Wonder Clips.
For best results, you should leave your glue to set and dry fully for about an hour. After the hour has passed, take off your clips and check for stability of the glue. If you need to glue more, go ahead and do so.
Next is to add your ribbon! Cut the piece completely in half and line up on the front of the fabric where you'd like the ribbon to lay on your frame. We put our about 2.5 in. from both the top and bottom of the frame. Lay the two pieces where you want them and hold them in place with Wonder Clips. Turn the frame backing over to the stand side and get your tacky glue. You need to dab glue underneath the folded fabric edge where the ribbon will be tucked and glue into place.
You can life just a little bit, tuck the ribbon under so the edge is concealed, and glue it down. After you've glued it down, hold the ribbon in place again with the Wonder Clips and let the glue set for at least another hour.
Do this with the other three points for your ribbon edges.
When you come back, check your ribbons for stability. After this, you should be able to snap your backing back into your frame (without the glass cover!) and be done!
Go ahead and hang your favorite accessories on them for a stylish and framed organizer!
This is what we have to share for now, but we have more coming! Are you looking to try any of these designs out? Can you think of any designs for them that might look good for the upcoming holidays? Share your thoughts with us and let us know!