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Gather your essentials and stitch up a storm with these easy makes
Instead of getting a decorated lampshade each time you want to revamp your room, you could simply stitch up as many covers as you'd like! Simply grab some fabric from your stash, cut it to the shape of your lampshade and use fabric glue to adhere. You can use spooky fabrics to celebrate Halloween or even festive varieties for when the Christmas season draws nearer.
Perfect for novice sewists, a couple of cushion covers may be all you need to add a pop of colour to your bed or sofa. Choose fabric colours that suit your personality and mood, ensuring that you stitch each cover wrong sides facing out before inserting your cushion.
Give your feet the gift of a soft and squishy rug that will make you never want to leave your room. You'll need to arm yourself with a rug underlay and a lot of pom-poms! Affix as many pom-poms as you can to your underlay and watch your bedroom transform! You'll be more inclined to make additional designs after this.
To make your room into a truly cosy haven, you can whip up a hammock and hang it by your window. It's the perfect staple if you're low on floor space and makes a great reading spot, especially if you've got a beautiful view. There are many tutorials online for you to have a look at, so get to stitching so you can have a relaxing evening in no time.
A beautiful laundry basket will encourage you to be neat and tidy. For the most part, this make will be easy to sew once you practice by watching a few tutorilas. If you attach handles on either side, you'll be able to hang it from your doorknob, too. Ensure that you get pretty fabric to match your bedroom décor.
Get a restful night's sleep in style with some stitched pillowcases. The great thing about this DIY project is that it can be made with minimal essentials. Choose whatever fabric you like and sew your material with the wrong sides facing out. You can choose to use patterned fabric, or solid colours – either way, your bedroom will look lovely.