7 Uncommonly Easy Sewing Projects (No Crafty Ninja Skills Required)

7 Uncommonly Easy Sewing Projects (No Crafty Ninja Skills Required)

Dabney Frake
Jul 19, 2015
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If you can thread a sewing machine, you can make one of DIY home decor projects. It's an easy way to add color and help customize your home decor, without the need for a PhD. in home economics. Seriously, you'll have a harder time picking out the fabric.

Above, it doesn't get much easier than sewing a curtain from a collection of colorful vintage scarves, but the impact is phenomenal.

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Make a set of placemats and napkins from old sheets. I love Smile and Wave's combo of stripes and florals, and her vintage plates.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

If you're tired of looking at all those scorch marks, recover your ironing board with some new fabric with help from this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

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Purl Bee, a perennial favorite, made these rustic dishtowels in indigo fabric. There are links to aprons and potholders as well.

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Mandy Made sewed up these giant floor pillows, using different patterns, in several sizes. Throw them around the living room and use for extra seating.

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If actual roman shades are too much of a project, then a simple ribbon border is a nice, easy way to customize your windows. Life Love Larson used a black ribbon border the result is crisp and classic.

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Have an extra cute flat sheet? Driven by Decor shows you how to make a simple pleated bedskirt out of the fabric.

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