Now this is something that we totally fell in love with. We all have come across those, magnetic or plastic slip in door stops. Though they are functional, there is certainly no style. So here is a way we can help you in making colourful unique doorstops with fabric. That’s right with fabric! You can customise them to your room décor, wash them, change them – the sky’s is the limit.
A few weeks back, I helped a friend settle into her new house. While we were unpacking, her stuff and putting it away in the cupboards, she asked me to line them with paper first. I told her, it is better to line them with fabric instead. As they were, pretty to look at and did not wear and tear soon. Fabric drawer liners are more long lasting and if you get custom fabric, you can match them with your décor!
So on Tuesday our guest writer Mina, wrote about her no stitch way of making Envelope Pillows. However, not all of us stitching challenged like Mina :-). Plus, some of our readers, prefer stitching over gluing or hem taping. So we thought for those of you who know how to stitch and sew well, we have found a few tutorials online for you to browse through. We like all of them, it depends on which makes most sense to you!
Oh and in case you have a tailor handy, then you can use these tutorials to give him directions too!!
Growing up my sister was the creative person in our family. She loved stitching and would make tops, dresses, skirts etc. I of course, have no creative skills! Now all grown up and living in my own house, I want it to have my style stamp! I unfortunately do not have any sewing skills :-(.
I like updating my interiors, frequently. This can be expensive, so updating the covers on my numerous cushions is a easy and inexpensive method. I love cushions, all shapes and sizes! I have them on my sofa’s, beds and some chairs too! However, I am not inclined to trawl through multiple sites or stores looking for THAT design, that would fit right in! So getting my own custom fabric is the perfect solution, to making my style cushions!
So I like cushion covers, would like to update them regularly, but its expensive and I don’t know how to sew!
So the solution to my problem – CUSHION COVERS MADE WITH GLUE / HEM TAPE
What do you need?
The most important part of this project is the fabric you choose! You can get it online at the Chimora Print Store. Online fabric shopping is so easy, and affordable, especially since you can choose or upload your own designs to get them custom printed on a fabric of your choice! Plus there is no dearth of inspiration for ideas on what design would work!
- Fabric Glue or hem tape
- Put the fabric on the floor and the cushion on top of it
- Cut the fabric like as you are wrapping a gift keeping in mind an inch of hem on the sides.
- It has to be long enough to make an envelope, i.e the tail end needs to overlap
- Once the fabric is cut use no sew hem tape or glue to smoothen your edges by folding the edges one inch in
- Once all sides of the fabric are smoothed properly, fold the fabric the wrong side like a gift wrap
- Now use the glue or hem tape to fix the sides to each other
- Then flip it inside out and you are all done.
When our Operations Head moved to her new house, one of her pet peeves was the ugly plastic / steel hangers she had to use. We thought she was being “too arty”J. However, when we went for a party at her house we realised she had a reason to be! She had this beautiful vintage wooden double door closet! Unfortunately as you opened it you saw these ugly hangers inside.