The Apple Coasters by Ayumi Takahashi is a beyond cute set of four coasters that come together to create a pretty apple. Add colorful contrast with different fabrics on the front and back, and create your own binding from the fabric of your choice. Simple embroidery and quilting add texture to these fruity coasters.
The India Duvet Cover + Pillow Sham by founding Stitch editor Tricia Waddell is a gorgeously simple way to add some spice to your bedroom. Transform an inexpensive Indian block-printed sheet into an exotic bed set. Set the duvet off with a brightly colored fabric backing; then make matching pillow shams with pretty trims. There’s no quicker way to redecorate.
The Denim Throw by Marlene Blessing is a whimsical take on this much-loved fabric. The weight and width of denim is perfect for a cozy throw or coverlet, and with so many colors of denim to choose from, you will have no trouble finding the perfect shade. Then decorate your throw as if it’s an artist’s canvas with clever appliqué semi-circles made using a cake pan as a template.
The Elephant Placemats by Lisa Cox add a global rhythm to your tabletop with an elephant silhouette appliqué featuring a batik print. The contrasting cotton prints and striped binding play off each other in perfect syncopation. The body of the placemat is made from durable linen or heavy cotton to stand the test of many mealtimes. Plus, the instructions include a special tutorial on creating raw edge appliqué.
I hope that you enjoy making these projects for your home. Home décor accessories were some of my first sewing projects and are the ones that have gotten the most use. The wonderful thing about sewing for your home is that you can customize with colors and fabrics to your heart’s content, for a fraction of the price of store bought selections.
Start your own home sewing projects today when you download this free eBook: 4 Free Sewing Projects for the Home: How to Make a Duvet Cover, Pattern for Fabric Coasters, Sewing Placemats and Quilts.
Editor, Stitch/Sew Daily