DIY: Fabric How-To
While we hunker down at home in this heat, 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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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
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.
If you have a new wardrobe in mind, Cris Wood Sews makes incredible looking and incredibly easy PDF patterns for tops and dresses! Her patterns work well with linen.
One of our favorite fashion follows is Sylvia from The Ravel Out who makes and shares her clothing and has helpful tips for sewing and patterns.