Alex from Whimsy Darling had long felt her bedroom was the “unfinished room” in her apartment. She wanted to make a few updates to the space, including making a duvet cover trimmed with colorful tassels. Alex made her duvet cover from two white sheets, starting by sewing black lines onto one of the sheets to [...Read More]
Poufs offer a great option for extra seating. Not only are they soft and comfy on the tush, but they can easily be set aside when not needed. Always in need of extra chairs for get-togethers, Erika from Retropolitan set out to create her own poufs. When her fabric search came up dry, Erika came [...Read More]
When Katie at View from the Fridge saw Anthropologie’s You Are My Sunshine pillow, she knew she wanted to make one for her sons’ shared bedroom. The song holds sentimental meaning since it’s one she frequently sings to help her kids fall asleep. Katie sewed her own cover with the beloved lyrics, using iron-transfer paper [...Read More]
The crafty sisters from The Twisted Horn share a love for Anthropologie’s home décor – but not their prices. They were inspired by some of Anthro’s pretty pillows to make their own pillows embellished with colorful pom-poms. It basically just takes sewing a few straight stitches to make your own pillows, and isn’t everything just [...Read More]
Lisa from Celebrate Creativity created the most beautiful American flag pillow that looks like it came straight from a high-end catalog. Lisa’s workmanship is stellar, and she certainly doesn’t skimp on the details – from a custom envelope back to ruby red piping to embroidered stars. Lisa says, “Classic American style has never been easier [...Read More]
Lisa from Concord Cottage loves changing out her décor and pillows for the holidays. She whipped up this patriotic pillow for only $2 using a pillow sham from the thrift store and fabric she had on hand. Looks like Lisa’s all set for the Fourth of July! Lisa was inspired by the American Flag Patchwork [...Read More]
This morning I shared the French-style bench Jami and her husband made from a pair of dining chairs. As if it weren’t already drool-worthy enough, Jami added a thick, tufted cushion to the top that she sewed herself. Jamie says that all you need to make your own cushion for a bench or chair are [...Read More]
Today I am going to share a couple of gifts for the traveling man. The Cottage Mama Lindsay decided it was time to replace the Dopp kit her husband had been using since he was thirteen. For reals – thirteen! Lindsay created a tutorial for sewing your own boxy Dopp kit, which sounds manly and looks manly thanks to the suiting fabric she chose. This is perfect place for Dad to quickly throw all his toiletries for a trip or even just for everyday storage.