Crocheted Outdoor Furniture

By: Diy maven Jul 10, 2009


Designer Ineke Visser's outdoor furniture pieces are crocheted with a polyester yarn. Apparently it feels like cotton.… Continue Reading

1215 views | Comments (0)

"Real Oilcloth" and How to Make It

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 03, 2009

created at: 2009-07-03

photo image:

Why do they call it "oil"cloth? Probably because the recently advertised "real oilcloth" that is all the rage is made from cotton fabric covered with a petroleum based coating. However, genuine oilcloth, the real thing  grandma had on her kitchen table was made from cotton duck, canvas or linen… Continue Reading

80637 views | Comments (61)

How To Reupholster Your Bike Seat with Leather

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 03, 2009

created at: 2009-07-03

You can imagine how thrilled I was to find an Instructables reupholstery project that involved something other than furniture. If your rump is… Continue Reading

3665 views | Comments (0)

How to make a no-sew tie back halter.

By: Diy maven Jun 15, 2009


Turn this...

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.Continue Reading

1361 views | Comments (1)

How To: Make a No-Sew Fold and Glue Garden Bench Cushion

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 10, 2009

created at: 2009-06-10

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… Continue Reading

12616 views | Comments (9)

Easy Breezy Ottoman Slipcover

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 04, 2009

created at: 2009-06-04

Hot off the press over on ApartmentTherapy is an easy summer ottoman slipcover tutorial. Read step by… Continue Reading

2610 views | Comments (4)

Before and After: Monday Night Upholstery Ottoman

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 02, 2009

created at: 2009-06-02

Here we have Jenny's before ottoman she found at Goodwill. Her ambitious piece was done in five class sessions and that includes sewing the top band on upside down, ripping it out and re-sewing as well as sanding and painting the… Continue Reading

1449 views | Comments (1)

How to Make a Flower out of Pull Tabs

By: Diy maven May 28, 2009










These sweet little flowers are just another reason to learn how toContinue Reading

4226 views | Comments (1)

Turn a Cruddy Castoff into a Modern Workshop Stool

By: Modhomeecteacher May 23, 2009

View this gallery at The Indianapolis Star: Do It Yourself: Refurbished bar stool
For the step by step description of the photos, check out the Star gallery. Why not re-do a stool for your workshop or for a meaningful Father's Day gift?
675 views | Comments (2)

Before and After: Monday Night Upholstery

By: Modhomeecteacher May 21, 2009

created at: 2009-05-21

A realistic goal for a beginning upholstery class is to choose something VERY simple. There's plenty to discover about shape, padding, working the fabric, securing the fabric, tools and furniture structure with a simple kitchen chair or side… Continue Reading

3822 views | Comments (1)

How to Sew a Fabric Bowl

By: Diy maven May 21, 2009

Imagine Fabric assures us that sewing a  fabric bowl 'is as easy as ABC'. Cost is minimal and you can get one cranked out in about an hour. (I'm so doing this!) Anyhoo, if you want to make one of your own, all you need… Continue Reading

1643 views | Comments (2)

DIY These Fancy Felt Wine Carriers

By: Modhomeecteacher May 19, 2009

created at: 2009-05-19created at: 2009-05-19

You can't imagine my joy when I read the ApartmentTherapy LA post today informing us that felt showed up as a sure trend at ICFF. For so many reasons, felt is fabulous! It's natural, insulative, easy to sew, easy to mold, comes in various thicknesses and colors and it doesn't fray or… Continue Reading

705 views | Comments (0)

How To: Cereal Box Storage Bins.

By: Chrisjob May 15, 2009

Rachel had some fabric, and needed a project. Rachel eats cereal, and needed a reuse for the boxes. Get where she's going with this...?

{my new storage bins in action}

"I decided that some funky, colorful storage bins were just the ticket. I really wanted these bins to be as “green” as I could make them, so I brainstormed with my fellow urban-nesters, as we often do, to find a way to construct these by repurposing something from around the house. We… Continue Reading

3356 views | Comments (2)

Eight Alternative Uses for Old Socks.

By: Chrisjob May 14, 2009

Sock puppets?

Yep, and these eight other alternative uses by Wisebread. Be sure to check out the shoe freshener idea by filling an old sock with baking soda, and stuffing it in your sneaker.

  • Moth Repellant
  • Shoe Freshener
  • Washcloth for soap scraps
  • Hot Pack
  • Draft Dodger
  • Drink Cozy
  • Dolly Dresses
  • Broom Buddy

Via and photo. 

1436 views | Comments (1)

How to Make a Hanging Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher May 12, 2009

1. It cost under $100.00

2. This one is sized for a queen size bed

3.  The slides are a little out of order so start around the 5th photo or so.

4.  The hangers in the photo are WONDERFUL and easy to use.

29161 views | Comments (17)