DIY: Fabric How-To

While we hunker down at home, we are revisiting decorating projects to make our home as comforting as possible. To support the creation of these spaces that serve as sanctuary and shelter, we’re sharing our favorite fabric how-tos and DIYs with you here! These are great projects for our embroidered yardage, remnants and swatches for, but we also encourage you to up-cycle the textiles in your home that you may already own.

 

Coral & Tusk Upholstered Desert Fabric Chairs

Upholster It Text

Check out our definitive guide to upholstery that we published last year on the blog, Upholstery Tips & Tricks! We shared tons of resources on how to start upholstering pieces for your home and also included examples of our fabric on chairs, benches, vanity seats and more! Read the full post hereThe chairs above our upholstered in our Desert Friends fabric.

 

Coral & Tusk Upholstered Bed
Build a Bed Text

Ready to take on a big home improvement project? Make your own bed! Follow our guide on how to create the bed above on our Coral & Tusk Builds a Bed blog post from 2017. We upholstered this bed with our Quill fabric in our Fog and Slate colorways.

 

Coral & Tusk Desert Pillows

Sew a Pillow Text

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as sewing your own custom piece! If you are new to sewing, making a pillow is the perfect project to start with. We love the following how-to guides for pillows, (like our Tumbleweed style above.): 

Three Ways to Make a Pillow Cover from Martha Stewart Living

How to Make an Easy Pillow Cover from Apartment Therapy

Take it to the next level with Design Sponge’s Applique Pillow Cover Tutorial.

 

Coral & Tusk Indigo Curtains and Bedding

DIY Drapes Text

A great way to give a room new life is to swap out your curtains! Our Berber Indigo fabric above, transforms any room into a cool, calm oasis. The following how-to’s will help you to go from  raw yardage to beautiful drapes in no time!

 

How to Sew Curtain Panels from Better Homes & Gardens

We love this guide because it also has a ton of helpful information for calculating how much yardage you will need for your windows!

Sewing 101: Curtains from Design Sponge

DIY Custom Lined Curtains from Making it in the Mountains

If you don’t have a sewing machine, fear not! House Beautiful has a great guide for No Sew Curtains!

 

Coral & Tusk Box Cushion Nook

Cushion How-To Text 

Create a box cushion for a window seat, nook or to use as a floor pillow. Domino and Design Sponge have easy to follow and inspiring tutorials for this project! For the nook above we created a cushion with our Quill fabric. 

French Tufted Mattress How-To from Domino

Box Cushion How-To from Design Sponge

 

Coral & Tusk Camp Chairs Champs Fabric

And More Text

The possibilities with our fabric are endless! If you are not as keen on sewing, the camp seats above featuring our Champs yardage, require little more than velcro and scissors! Hanging a fabric remnant above a bed or sofa as artwork is another no-sew option to add textiles to your space. 

If you are feeling crafty, consider creating a quilt from remnants and swatches. We love the resources below for quilting!

Quilt How-To from Selvedge. More craft projects from Selvedge

Easy Patchwork Quilt DIY from A Beautiful Mess

Simple Geometric Quilting Book from Vacilando Quilting Co.