It's the season of organization and purging, and it's high time to get real with ourselves. Let's talk about the junk drawer. You know the one I'm talking about. The drawer that holds everything and anything: takeout menus, a few rubber bands, hardware from that IKEA chair you bought two years ago, and an orange-handled pair of scissors. Maybe you are one of the blessed few who has managed to avoid the never-ending pit that is the junk drawer. Good for you - gold medal in adulting. If you are an actual human being like the rest of us, or just need a place to put all your tools, why not roll'em?
Fabric is a staple in the home and one of the most versatile materials to DIY with. We've teamed up with our friends at Fabric.com to head down a fabric rabbit hole - exploring everything from fibers, to trends in patterns and colors, to the easiest projects you can create with fabric.
And for those of you who want to try your hand at a project, we came up with a super simple, stunning DIY wall art idea you can create using your favorite fabric and slats of wood.
Are you kidding? Does anyone have a sewing machine repairman that comes to your house for $30.00 a pop? With an entire gaggle of sewing machines, I only pay $30.00 per machine when a certain unnamed fabric store charges $60.00 for a tune up by the very same guy. Ha! For once, I won one.
Skipped stitches, puckering thread, broken thread, broken needles...all can leave a cloud of obscenities hanging in the air. And although swearing generally feels good, it really doesn't do any good. So, when your sewing machine starts to get irritable, take a deep breath and go to this page at sewandserge.com.
'Sewing machine doctor' courtesy of Ultimate Sew and Vac.
These are just the tools I have right now. I'm not promoting any specific brand.
First up, Portable drill. You can't say enough about a good, heavy duty portable drill, lots of drill bits and an extra battery.