My love for donuts has infiltrated Christmas this year! My bare Christmas tree was in need of a new skirt, so I went ahead and made a DIY donut tree skirt out of felt, complete with colorful sprinkles. The best part...no sewing needed!
In a continuing effort to exercise my drawing capabilities, I recently acquired Christopher Hart's absolutely delightful Doodletopia Cartoons (Amazon, $19). Following Christopher's tutorials as I recreate his cheeky characters has become the perfect way to unwind before bedtime--except when one of my drawing pencils goes missing. Then it's a frustrating game of hide-and-seek with
I'm on a quest to find new window treatments that are affordable and stylish and, well, affordable. What we have now are some discolored, plastic "wood" blinds that have ceased to open properly. I love the look of Roman shades, but hate the typical expense associated with having them custom made. So, what's a girl to do? Make her own! Without sewing a single stitch!
Who says fabric is only for sewing? I, a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder, have lots that I don't see myself cutting into any time soon since I am waiting for the perfect project for it. In the meantime, that beloved print can still make a statement in my home! Framing fabric, like the photo above from Cape 27, is a great way to use fabric as art. How about more easy ideas?
Add a pop of color and a good dose of cheer to your next celebration with this easy, no-sew bunting!
For students, artists, kids, or crafters this simple no-sew pencil holder is the perfect DIY project--or gift!
Last week, we showed you how to give a thrift store lamp base a quick and easy update but what if it's not the base that needs help? If you have a lamp with a shade that's seen better days consider treating it to this easy no-sew makeover!
When planning this little tute, it occurred to me, "Why even bother with a pillow cover, just use the form AS IS". How can you miss with natural, white, clean, pure, and contrasting trimmed out details? Come on - It's NO SEW!
When you tire of it, you can strip off the details and stuff it in a boring old pillow cover.
It may look like this smart, pleated bedskirt (dust ruffle) was custom made for this daybed bedding ensemble, but oh no. This simple, single pleated fabric panel is attached with velcro to the front bedspring rail. It can be removed and replaced easily for lots of under the bed storage. KidSmartLiving.com gives you step by step instructions to make a sewn, and a no-sew version of this bedskirt. All you need to get
Jules turned leftover wallpaper into faux Roman shades. She's used them for many installations around her house, including dressing up her deck door's window and to create hiding places when her plantation blinds are pulled up.
What the Craft shows us how to make a quick no-sew halter top from a 'large-ish' t-shirt. All you need to make one--besides said tee--is a scissors! For the entire tutorial, follow this jump.
If you're planning to entertain this hot summer weekend and the thought of guests sitting on your bare garden bench makes you feel very un-Martha-like, don't panic. Honestly, you can whip up this NO SEW fold and glue garden cushion in about 45 minutes to adorn your charming garden.
For those who fear the sewing machine, Scoochmaroo, over on Instructables, shows your how to make a beauty of a Hello Kitty zippered pouch held together with only duct tape and staples. How she figured that out, I don't know. See her complete step by step tutorial, plus another tutorial from the Queen of Duct Tape showing
This must be the easiest laptop sleeve how-to ever. Its no sew construction makes it especially enticing. To make one, just assemble the following:
While you've got your materials handy for these hand printed fleece scarves, it will only take you about an hour to put together this well-deserved holiday gift for your hard working canine companion.
Craft Magazine senior editor, Natalie Zee Drieu, was featured on the CBS Early Show this weekend sharing some fabulous tips on how to make last minute no-sew Halloween costumes, with items we just might have on hand. Chose from a pirate, bee, monkey, sushi (!) and especially appropriate for Curbliers everywhere--a Lego. Along with the video, there are posted instructions for each costume.
Here’s an fun, no-sew way to turn an old sweatshirt into great cuddlies for our fur-children. For those of you who frequent fabric stores, you’ll recognize the technique; for those of you who don’t know fleece from flannel, don’t worry. It really is an INCREDIBLY fast and easy project.
What you need:
One old sweatshirt...the biggest you can find. It doesn’t even matter if it’s stained.
A ruler and a bit of cardboard.
What you do:
What You Need What You Don’t Need
Ugly square pillow of your choice Needle
Fabric: approximately twice the Thread
dimensions of the pillow,
so about 40" square fabric
for 20" pillow.
Lightweight cotton works great for this method. Lay your fabric wrong...