In this video series, Carolyn Saylors is going to show you a quick and easy way to make a simple pillow. In the first video she's going to show you some of the things that you need: fabric, thread, ruler, scissors and also an old newspaper, marker, pen, crayon and the stuffing ...more
Sew a Decorative Pillow
In this series you'll see how to make a decortive pillow with a geometric boarder and multiple pieces of material. You will need a sewing machine. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a decorative pillow. Make a decorative pillow - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expe ...more
Learn how to make decorative pillows with expert tips on sewing and accessories in this free home decoration video series on making decorative pillows. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make decorative pillows. Make decorative pillows - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on e ...more
In this video series, let Denise Robinson show you how to make a decorative pillow. Part 1 of 8 - How to Make a decorative pillow. Make a decorative pillow - Part 2 of 8. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a decorative pillow - Part 3 of 8. Click throu ...more
Video: . This DIY room decor tutorial is super easy and the final result is very girly and polished. This is what you'll need: -A piece of fabric -A pillow -Scissors -Fabric glue, hot glue or thread and needle if you want to sew. Measurements in my case: Large piece of fab ...more
Looking for an easy sewing project? Learn how to make a flanged pillow case in this free video series from a professional seamstress. Part 1 of 11 - How to Sew a pillow case cover. Sew a pillow case cover - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com S ...more
Anyone who's tried to redecorate their home or even one room in their home knows that between new furniture, paint, and new upholstery, the budget for the job - or lack thereof - begins to skyrocket quickly. You can cut back at least a little bit, though, on matching pillowca ...more
Sewing a round pillow with piping is a fun challenge for a beginning seamstress. Learn to sew a round throw pillow with this free sewing video series. Part 1 of 11 - How to Sew a round pillow with piping. Sew a round pillow with piping - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch th ...more
In this how to video tutorial learn to sew a simple pillow out of jeans. Make your own pattern and create a pillow using just about any piece of clothing you don't use. You can also use creation as a pillow or as a dog bed if you make it big enough.
Melissa Watson from DIY Style shows how to make a spa pillow and eye pillow with micro beads and soothing lavender in this instructional video. You will need a sewing kit (needles, thread, pins, and scissors), 3/8 yard of two different kinds of cotton fabric, a cup of rice, 1/ ...more
You hunt and you hunt, but you can never find the right pillows to go with you couch. Even your reupholstered chair needs a little pillow love, but it seems impossible to find the right color and design to make a perfect match. That's when you know it's up to you save the day. ...more
This is a fun project that doesn't take much in terms of time or resources. You can even make it out of your scrap fabric! Use whatever notions or embellishments you want to create a lovely, Victorian inspired pillow at home. Part 1 of 2 - How to Sew a Victorian style pillow o ...more
This is a great project for beginners - sew your own knife edge pillow with a zipper. If you can, use a rotary cutter instead of scissors to get better, cleaner lines for your project. Also get a sturdy zipper.
Want to know how to make the most adorable pillow in the world? Then you've stumbled upon the right tutorial. This video will guide you through how to sew together a blasphemously cute round rabbit pillow with eyes done in the anime style. Of course, his doesn't have to be a ...more
This is a great home decor tip that will definitely save on your budget. You can use discontinued designer fabrics for this. Cut your swatches into strips and then sew to match your pillow. Then just add a sturdy zipper and you're done!
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a lotus bloom. Use any type of thread or crochet needle to complete this project. You will also need a tapestry needle to sew the petals onto the round center of the flower with regular yarn. Add this lotus flower to a pillow o ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to turn a t-shirt into a pillowcase. The materials required for this project are: a pillow, a shirt (that fits over the pillow), pin, needle, thread, decorative trim and a sewing machine. Begin by flipping the shirt inside out and slip ...more
Add decorative touches to your home by learning how to sew. This sewing how-to video teaches you how to sew custom welt cord. You can use welt cording to decorate pillows, window treatments, or to decorate a seam. Watch and learn how easy it is to use around your home. Part 1 ...more
This project makes for a nice gift. This pillow was made for a baby, but with a change of the hankie, it could easily be made for the home. It's easy and fun. Here's the pillow back: Directions Chose a pillow and measure it. Knit a piece that will fit 1/2 or 2/3 of the pillo ...more
In this video you will learn the basics of starting a beginner sewing project. The project featured in this video is an eye pillow. Eye pillows are filled with flax seed and essential dried herbs like lavender, spearmint, chamomile, etc.They are easy and fun to make and they m ...more
Homer Simpson would have an absolute fit over this delicious-looking kawaii donut pillow. Embellished with a thick layer of strawberry frosting and then topped lightly with candy-colored sprinkles, this pretty donut looks almost good enough to eat. While you can purchase this ...more
Cat Morley and her adorable Scottish accent show you how to make a decorative square geisha flower that can be made into a pin or sewn onto clothes or accessories for extra embellishment. For this crafting project, you will need some felt, a square template of paper, a pencil, ...more
Here's a lovely way to brighten up your table for a dinner party or a lovely gift to give to someone else. Knit a FLOWER NAPKIN RING. Knit an I Cord. To knit an I Cord, you can refer to the article and video demonstration here. Make the I Cord long enough to fit around a ro ...more
In this video, you'll learn how to sew up a decorative tissue box cover for your standard tissue box. Add some decorative flair to your home. This video will walk you through each step of the way. Pretty soon you'll have a nice and artsy tissue box cover to show off to your fa ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a basic princess pillow case. First, you will need to have a large piece of pink silk fabric. Lay this out flat, then cut out a 45x75 cm rectangle. Once finished, separate the two pieces of the fabric, then cut a new piece 45x20 cm. Then, ...more
This video represents a union between two spheres of crafting - sewing and cardmaking. You can create some decorative stitching on your handmade greeting cards by using your sewing machine. Here's how you can sew on paper without ruining the paper or cardstock.
In order to create a fleece blanket, you will need 2 layers of fabric, for a no-sew version. Cut them evenly. Cut the 2 pieces of fabric to equal size. Cut away a 4" square from each of the corners. Then, cut 1" strips around the edges. Then, tie each pair of strips in a knot. ...more
This how to video tutorial demonstrates how to sew a straight stitch by hand, just in case you don't have a sewing machine. The straight stitch is excellent for simple hems, decorative stitching and gathering fabric.
This how to video sewing tutorial demonstrates how to sew a whip stitch by hand, just in case you don't have a sewing machine. The straight stitch is excellent for simple hems, decorative stitching and gathering fabric.
Looking to make this Christmas a DIY Christmas? Why not make your own Christmas tree skirt, customized to fit your personality and home decor! Nothing says it’s Christmas like a beautiful Christmas tree. Now you can decorate the area below with a handmade Christmas tree skirt ...more
Here is an easy way to make several small half and quarter triangle quilting squares. If you sew a small pillow pattern composed of larger half triangle designs, you can bisect the pillow diagonally in both directions to make four smaller quilting squares.
This is a video produced by KazzieHeart on Youtube explaining how to make a puffy hairbow from a t-shirt. Choose a t-shirt and cut two equal-sized rectangles approximately 8"X4". Placing the two pieces facing inward, three sides are sewn together. It is then turned right side ...more
Having a hard time making your bed? This video shows you how to properly make your bed. Kids, use this great tactic to impress your parents next time they ask you to make your bed! A bed can be more than a place to pile clothes and electronic devices – here's how to make a be ...more
God knows there are a lot of shabby sandals around today. The only solution to the perfect pair of flip-flops is to mod them yourself. Add a little glamour to your sandals and see how to glam up your flip-flops in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and ea ...more
ThreadBanger's Corinne visits with Luca of Lolibomb to learn how to make winter-inspired vegan beauty products in a DIY fashion. Way to save some money on gifts! In just fifteen minutes and a few easy steps, make an animal-friendly body butter for your best buds with these ing ...more
Ever desired your very own masquerade mask? ThreadBanger takes us through the fun, multiple steps to acquire your very own custom-fit plaster mask! Materials needed include plaster wrap cloth, water, scissors, petroleum jelly, spray paint (in your color choice), sand paper, pa ...more
This week on Etsy How-Tuesday Kristen Couse aka cakehouse shows us how to make a decorative holiday trivet for the dining table. You can spice up your home decor, whether you're hosting Christmas or a potluck with friends! Things you will need to make your patchwork trivet: * ...more
Learn how to tie a knot, but not just any old knot... a square lashing knot. You'll never have any troubles again tying nautical square lashing knots, thanks to this Marinews knot tie animated tutorial. You can learn by simply watching the knot tying animation at a moderate sp ...more
Make It Mine associate editor Tea Benduhn shows you how to sew up a seam using a blindstitch. This is great for linings, pillows, or any time you don't want the stitch to be visible. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to make a blindstitch.
The Clock Bloggers love Angry Birds so much, they decided to transform into... Angry Birds. With a little advice from our jolly bloggers, you too can jump into the video game fantasy vortex. Here's how they did it: "First, we went to JoAnn's Fabrics (or any fabric/craft stor ...more
This is a great project if you want to make something one-of-a-kind! It's a great gift idea as well. The principles behind assembling the "crazy quilt" fabric is that it can be used to make anything. This how to video tutorial demonstrates how to make a Christmas stocking, but ...more
Start with an old pair of jeans and some scrap fabric. Then, using a few small sewing notions (scissors, thread and a decorative button) and the pattern given in this video, transform this old fabric into a super cute and useful lined handbag. Video: . This video can also be v ...more
This is an easy bag to make, and you don't even need a sewing machine to create it. Get a few yards of canvas, your favorite tribal or global fabrics, a decorative trim, an iron, a glue gun, a pair of scissors and Stitch Witchery.
A quillow is a blanket that, when folded, can serve double duty as a pillow. You will need fabric for the front and back as well as some batting and regualr sewing notions. This is a great Christmas or holiday gift even a beginner can make!
Swag curtains add great decorative touches to a bear window or room. Watch this sewing how-to video to learn how to pleat your swag curtain so that it hangs on your window beautifully. Once you learn how easy it is to pleat swag curtains you will be creating window treatments ...more
Add decorative touches to your home with customized window treatments. In this sewing how-to video Jennifer Thoden demonstrates how to use Deep Pleat Tape and 4 prong hooks to easily make professional pinch pleated drapes... without sewing the pleats. Don't leave your windows ...more
Refresh and relax with a soothing lavender-scented spa pillow! In this DIY sewing project, Melissa shows you how to make this super easy gift (or make it for yourself, you deserve it). Watch this how to video and you will be taking it easy with these lovely scented pillows in ...more
Do you ever get overwhelmed with how many beautiful things are out there? Do you want to be able to alter your home's aesthetic with your mood or the season? A great solution for this is making your own pillows. In this tutorial sewing and fashion video, you can learn how to m ...more
"Big Fancy Fruitbowl" is a threadpainting that needed some embellishment. Using the bar-tack on the sewing machine three decorative techniques are demonstrated. Part 1 of 2 - How to Embellish a thread painting on a sewing machine. Part 2 of 2 - How to Embellish a thread paint ...more
In this video Threadbanger Projects shows how Anne made her nightdress out of a pillow case to match panties up loader Clare Bear showed how to previously for Valentines Day. Materials needed are a pillowcase to match the frilly panties, elastic, ribbon, scissors, and a sewing ...more
Learn how to make decorative seasonal napkin holders for all four seasons in this free video series on entertaining and dinner crafts. Video: . Part 1 of 15 - How to Make decorative napkin rings for any season. Parts below may not be in order. How to Use Ribbon for Fall Napkin ...more
Got a friend or family member who's glued to her sewing machine? Then she'll delight over this cute as a button owl pincushion. It can be made to use as a mini stuffed animal, or it can be used to hold all your pins and needles when you're not using them. Kim and Kris will sh ...more
D. Gulley with The Discount Trendsetter Show demonstrates how to recycle old furniture. To recycle coffee tables, stack them on top of each other to create a bookcase or a display shelf. Go to your local fabric store and purchase nice but inexpensive fabric to give your sofa a ...more
Make a handmade boppy cover for your breast feeding boppy pillow with the expert sewing tips in this free craft video series. Part 1 of 8 - How to Make a boppy pillow cover. Make a boppy pillow cover - Part 2 of 8. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a ...more
Learn how to master basic sewing projects like pillows, bags and headbands in this free video series that will teach you a few easy needle projects. Part 1 of 23 - How to Master basic sewing projects. Master basic sewing projects - Part 2 of 23. Click through to watch this vid ...more
This is a very nice HEADBAND that can be used plain or decorated with a FLOWER. I made mine wide (4 1/2 inches), but you can make yours as wide or narrow as you want. I used Softball Cotton and a size 6 needle. Cast on 3 stitches. Tips Leave a long tail to use for the croc ...more
Fashion designer Manel Torres has teamed up with scientists at Imperial College London and designers at the Royal College of Art to invent spray-on clothing, an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric-in-a-can. The innovative product (called Fabrican) promises to be useful in th ...more
Un-dull your crocheted sweater with a little creativity. Adding some decorative details and features to your clothing will do wonders for fashion, and could hide unsightly holes! Embellishing with crochet can be a creative way to repair a piece of clothing, and it can add flai ...more
If you are going to a toga party or just want to be prepared in case you need to improvise some clothing you will want to know how to tie a toga around yourself. This video will instruct on two ways you can tie a toga for men or for women. Step1 First, you will want to go to ...more
This video teaches the viewer how to make a memo book with a paper bag. For this craft you will need two paper bags, memo paper, adhesive, ribbon, and scissors. To begin, you'll need to cut off the bottom of the bag and discard it. She explains where to make decorative edges o ...more