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.
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.
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.
Purl Bee, a perennial favorite, made these rustic dishtowels in indigo fabric. There are links to aprons and potholders as well.
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.
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.
Have an extra cute flat sheet? Driven by Decor shows you how to make a simple pleated bedskirt out of the fabric.