How to: Make a Mondrian-ish Patchwork Pillow

By: Diy maven Oct 20, 2011

created at: 10/20/2011

This fall, FabricDirect.com is sponsoring a series of fabric-based DIY projects on Curbly!

Did you hear that? Piet Mondrian just rolled over in his grave. (Either that or my cat fell off the chair on which she's napping.) Some of you may remember that I made a pillow based on the artist's iconic Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow in the fabulous Curbly title, Make It! Midcentury Modern. That interpretation was a, more or less, one-for-one fabric reinterpretation. For this new version, I decided to go a bit more lighthearted with what might be called Patchwork in Red, Blue and Yellow. 

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Make It: A Modern Felt Stool Cushion

By: Capreek Oct 19, 2011

created at: 10/19/2011

If you're thinking "Hey, that kinda looks like one of those IKEA stools!", you would be correct.  It's the ubiquitous Frosta Stool, one of the most hackable of IKEA products, but this playful felt cushion takes it up a notch--or ten, really, because it's thatContinue Reading

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Make It: Festive No-Sew Bunting!

By: Capreek Oct 18, 2011

created at: 10/17/2011

Add a pop of color and a good dose of cheer to your next celebration with this easy, no-sew… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make Your Own Knitted Wire Chairs!

By: Capreek Oct 13, 2011

created at: 10/13/2011

Whether your Eames wire chair has seen better days or you just feel like having some fun with your furniture, this DIY idea offers a clever handmade touch!… Continue Reading

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DIY Curtain Rod for Under $10

By: Craftmel Oct 12, 2011

created at: 10/12/2011

One of the major stumbling blocks for draperies is finding the right rod for the right price.  Especially when you are trying to find a rod that is ten feet long!  Here is a great DIY option for an otherwise budget-breaking… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Spider Web Pillow

By: Craftmel Oct 11, 2011
created at: 10/11/2011
This fall, FabricDirect.com is sponsoring a series of fabric-based DIY projects on Curbly!

I've got a fun way to bring some Halloween spirit to your home: a spider web pillow! Having grown up in the home of a soft furnishings professional, I'm something of a pillow snob, so I want to share how to make a high-end pillow the way the pros do.  Once you learn a few tricks, you'll never go back!

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Make It: Easy 5 Minute Pillows!

By: Capreek Oct 11, 2011

created at: 10/10/2011

Curbliers, I promise, these are the easiest pillows you'll ever make!  I mean, you've got five minutes, right?  Let's do… Continue Reading

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Mary Antonia's Homemade Tepee

By: Diy maven Oct 11, 2011

Mary Antonia used her ever dependable Bernina 830 and a bunch of duck canvas she purchased at JoAnn Fabrics (with a coupon) to make herself a tipi. Yeah, a tipi! She used an 'extra strong sewing needle size 16/100'… Continue Reading

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How To: Screen Print with Masking Tape!

By: Capreek Oct 05, 2011

created at: 10/05/2011

Whether you're in a full-blown chevron frenzy (who isn't??!) or just eager to try your hand at making your own Halloween-inspired printed pillows, we've got the tutorial for… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple Wool Blanket Window Shade!

By: Capreek Oct 04, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

It's time to cozy up for fall!  Turn wool blankets into repurposed window shades in a few easy steps--then sit back and bask in the warmth of your… Continue Reading

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Make It: An Easy No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

For students, artists, kids, or crafters this simple no-sew pencil holder is the perfect DIY project--or… Continue Reading

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Stitch It: Easy Fall Garland

By: Craftmel Sep 28, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

With the start of the new season, it seems like simple Fall decorating ideas are starting to pop up all over.  And it seems like cold weather and felt sort of mesh together, especially in projects like this simple fall… Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Painted Chair Cushions!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project!  Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art--for… Continue Reading

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How to: Create Your Own Graphic "Wallpaper" with Patterned Fabric

By: Chrisjob Sep 08, 2011

Friend o' Curbly Jessica Jones says, "I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. Now we'll just tell them to exit through the… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Natural Dyes from Common Food Items!

By: Capreek Sep 07, 2011

created at: 09/06/2011

I learned a long time ago how to dye fabric using fruits and vegetables (thanks to my mom and her degree in "3D textiles": she would dye all her own materials and make sculptures from resin-saturated fabrics... I know, right!?).  Alas, the wisdom she bestowed upon me escaped my "vault of knowledge" along with a great many other things over the years.  Fortunately, the Internet exists.  And extra fortunately, someone decided to show us all how it's done!  Ready to start putting those groceries to new… Continue Reading

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