Moving in to a new place entails a lot of effort, time, and money. It may even take away your time for sewing, at some point. Nonetheless, it is also one of the most exciting things to do, especially if the new place is something that you have long been saving for.
Aside from filling it up with all the necessary furniture and appliances, there will also come a point in your moving in phase when you’ll need to prep the space up. This is where our love for sewing comes in. Typically, people who are dealing with a new space will not readily think of going back to sewing right away. It’s completely normal to prioritize other things in the house including the lights, fixtures, lawn, and ventilation.
However, if you find yourself looking for more positive things to do in your new space, always remember that you can turn to sewing for some stress-relief. The better part this time is that you can re-focus your projects on things that are completely functional in your space.
Ready to find some sewing ideas for your new home? Here’s a growing list of the projects that you can start the moment you find the time to sew, again.
This is quite anticipated, right? Curtains will always be the first thing to come to mind when we talk of home sewing projects. No worries, we’ll go to more interesting projects in the succeeding list.
Unlike other curtains, the drape type easily add elegance or class to your entire home. It usually falls all the way to the floor, creating an illusion of higher ceiling in your home. But, one of our top favorites about drape curtains is that they are so easy to sew, but they make great differences to the look of the entire space, so it still seems like a huge achievement on our part.
Make Your Own Drape Curtain
- First, secure the necessary fabric for your drape curtain. You will need a sheer one for the lining and a high quality blockout curtain fabric. If you are new to sewing, these fabrics may not be available from your stash yet.
- Determine the measurements of the windows for your drape curtain. A basic rule is to add at least 15 inches for the header and hem of the curtain.
- If you are using curtain rings, make sure to also include the rings in your measurement of the curtain length.
- Blockout fabric can be challenging to work on, so make sure to also add weights especially as you sew the hem to ensure an easier sewing experience.
- Relive your basic sewing skills to start with your drape curtain project. If you’ve done this before, you may no longer need a specific pattern, anymore.
Here’s a more interesting project to take on. Since you are just moving to your new home, you may not see the importance yet. But, eventually, you will accumulate things and messes that are just not too good to be seen in your bathroom sink.. Fortunately, you can always skirt covers for this issue. If you are feeling productive, here’s a quick guide to sewing your own sink skirt:
- There are two fabric options for this project. If you have a spare bed sheet that still look good enough for display, then you can take it out. If not, you can head on to the nearest fabric store to find either cotton or fleece fabric.
- Once the fabric is secured, you can move on to measuring the area around the sink that you want to cover.
- Once ready, sew the hem both on top and bottom. Since we do not want to do any permanent damage to the sink, simply using Velcro to attach the skirt once done with the hemming.
Still need more seating spaces? Leave some room for your personally crafted bean bags. You may get intimidated with this idea, given the many complicated tutorials on creating bean bags online. But, we like to keep things simple here so we found this pattern and procedure that will help you sew your own bean bag in less than an hour
- Secure the three basic materials: bean bag filling, upholstery fabric (two pieces), and zipper not less than 25 inches long.
- Attach the two fabric together using small stitch, start by sewing both sides of the fabric.
- Fold the fabric in a way that both of the sewn edges will meet. From the corner of the folded fabric, trace a curve of up to 6 inches, progressing from one point to another.
- When you open the fabric, there should be a symmetrical curve on the cut-out part.
- Sew along the curve edges, leaving you with only one more side left unsewn.
- Again, fold the sides of the unsewn edge together along with the zipper. Once done, turn the fabric upside down and start filling!
- Don’t worry about achieving a perfect shape for your bean bag, Whatever shape it takes, I’m pretty sure it will still feel and look cozy enough.
There you go. Three simple and fun sewing projects that can keep you distracted from the stresses of moving to a new house. Aside from letting you get in touch with your sewing body, you are also able to come up with outputs that will contribute to the overall look of the entire house. We all know how personalized little somethings add up more beauty to a space.