Today's fabrics are so gorgeous and artistic, they really belong in an art gallery. Well, that's the idea behind our No-Sew Fabric Paintings using fabrics from Amy Butler's Belle Collection. It's a no-frills project to add splashes of color to your walls – and a super easy way to coordinate your home decor from pillow to throw to wall art.
It doesn't get much easier than this. Cut a couple squares of fabric, sew a few seams, insert a pillow form or stuffing, hand stitch the opening closed. It's the fabric that makes a statement. Now's your chance to dig through the remnant bins at the store; this design takes less than a yard of fabric.
Nothing says, "I'm a home decor professional" like a covered button. These personalized accents are easy to make, and take your creation to a new level. Make one using the same fabric as the rest of the project for a subtle effect, or choose a complementary color or pattern to make it pop. You can buy covered button making kits in the notions department, but sizes are limited. Making them yourself is more flexible and more fun.
We love the red piping outlining the center square of this pillow. Piping is basically a thin piece of cord covered in fabric. It's often used along seam lines as an accent or highlight. You can buy piping pre-made in a variety of colors, or you can make your own. Either way, it's a great tool for adding professional punch to your sewing projects. Pow!
Of course you can buy piping. It comes in different colors and sizes. But it's still limited, and many times, you just want to stomp your feet like a two-year-old and shout, "Don't like it!" Wouldn't it be much nicer to have exactly what you want instead of "close enough." It takes a little practice, but making your own piping is really kind of fun.