Accessorizing your home can be pricey, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are three quick and easy DIY sewing projects that can save you money and give your home a personal touch:

Dish Towels
Materials:
½ yard of double cloth (plaid)
½ yard of double cloth (hatches)
1 yard of 14mm twill tape
2 small spools of 100% cotton thread

Step 1:
Cut each piece of fabric into two rectangles (17 inches wides by 27 inches tall)
Cut the tape into two 9 inch lengths

Step 2:
For the first towel, pick one side of fabric to be the right side. Place the right side face up and fold and press the long sides of the rectangle over ½ inch twice towards the right side. Next, pin the folds in place and edge stitch down these folds. For further instructions, click here.

Hammock Chair
Materials:
1 ¼ X 3’ oak dowel
3/8 “ X 16’ braided polypropylene (buy by the foot)
2 yards of plain canvas
80mm stainless steel spring snap link
Black acrylic fabric paint
Paint brush
3/16” stainless steel quick link
Drill and sewing machine
Iron and ironing board
Shears

Step 1:
Fold your tow yards of canvas in half and lay flat (with fold on the left)
Measure about 7 inches in from the top edge and mark it off. Using a ruler, draw a line from the top of the mark to the bottom right corner. Cut through the pieces and open your canvas.

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Curtains
Materials:
Curtain fabric
Twill tape
Scissors
Measuring tape
Matching thread
Sewing machine

Step 1:
Start by trimming the fabric pieces for a single or double panel curtain. Fold the side edges twice and press. Repeat for the bottom edge and sew all them all.

Step 2:
Trim the twill tape about 5 inches long.

To complete this project, click here.

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