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40 Genius No-Sew DIY Projects

Don’t count sewing as part of your creative repertoire? No worries, there are tons of incredible things you can still do using fabric! Home decor, fashion accessories, pet items – the sky is the limit. Here are 40 DIY projects you can do without needle, thread, or a sewing machine!


1. Utensil Holder: We love how this burlap utensil holder is versatile enough that it could be used for a casual family dinner or a special occasion. (via I Heart Nap Time)

2. Sequin Clutch: We have so many sequin tops in our closet from past New Year’s Eve parties, and now we know how to upcycle them! (via Henry Happened)

3. Bold Striped Drapes: Kate Spade would definitely approve of these! And anything she loves, we love. But you could also make these in any fabric that strikes your fancy. (via The Yellow Cape Cod)

4. Fabric Panel Wall Art: We love the whimsical combination of all these patterns together. This is perfect for when you find a piece of fabric that is such a beautiful pattern it’s a work of art. (via Bella Dia)

5. Dog Bow Tie: Why would you dress up everyone except your pet? Now they can be fancy too. (via Chic Sprinkles)

6. Ottoman: When we saw this we just couldn’t believe it was made without sewing! But it’s true. Score! (via In My Own Style)

7. Halter Wrap Swim Cover: Black and white stripes are officially in, and now your swim coverup can match your favorite long-sleeve tee! (via La Vie En Rose)

8. T-shirt Restyle: Now you have an excuse to keep old t-shirts or go to thrift shops, because you know how fab they can look with a little makeover. (via Fine and Feathered)

9. Leather Hair Tie: What a great way to dress up a casual ponytail for work or nights out! (via Cupcakes and Cashemere)

10. Ruffled Pillow: We love fabric with texture, so this pillow is just divine. (via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)

11. Men’s Shirt into a Sundress: Did you know all you need to do is tie a knot to turn a men’s button up shirt into a strapless sundress? Perfect for all those summer concerts coming up! (via Brit + Co)

12. Pocket T-Shirt: Classy yet chic. Not sure we would pick a fabric with cats on it though. (via Oh the Lovely things)

13. Fabric Desk Pad: This one that could also go under our 40 Brilliant DIY Organization Hacks; it will de-clutter your desk and it’s super cute! (via Prudent Baby)

14. Book Sling: We think this would also be great for storing the book club reading list and our magazines. (via Spoonful)

15. Roman Shade: Further proof that you can do any fabric project with the right glue. (via A Pretty Cool Life)

16. Lamp Shade: So posh you would never guess these were homemade! (via House of Fifty)

17. Scallop Shorts: Adding a scallop edge like this is a genius way to get old pairs of shorts and skirts on trend for spring and summer. (via Here’s Looking at Me Kid)

18. Multi Strand Scarf: If you made this scarf in gray like she did, it would go with literally everything. Pair it with a statement necklace and t-shirt and voila – an adorable and comfy outfit. (via Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth)

19. Laptop Sleeve: What a great stylish laptop sleeve! If you love this as much as we do, you can check out the post where we first featured this: 16 Stylish + Simple DIY Laptop Sleeves. (via A Cup of Sparkle)

20. Pillows: If the ruffled textured pillow isn’t your jam, here is another easy way to make beautiful no-sew pillows. (via 346 Living)

21. Wrap Skirt: This skirt looks cute and comfy – win! (via Bleikt.is)

22. Flower Fabric Headband: Add a little springtime to your look with flowers in your hair. (via Tip Junkie)

23. Pet Bed: So cute! We want the pet bed and the puppies! (via Frugal Freebies)

24. Tassel Garland: We love how you could make this for a party but keep it up in your home long after the guests leave because it’s oh-so-pretty. (via Writing Chapter Three)

25. Table Runner: Table runners are really on trend right now, which is great because they are easier and more affordable to make than an entire tablecloth. (via Ruffled)

26. Tote Bag: This no-sew project also lets you use your painting skills. (via Creme De La Craft)

27. Suede Skirt: Another great example of combining no-sew tricks with the scallop edging. (via Martha Stewart)

28. Slipper Socks & Jingle Bell Felt Slippers: While you’re making a pair for yourself, you might as well make several extras to give as gifts since they are so easy. (via Martha Stewart)

29. Suede Purse: This is that perfect size purse that could fit all the essentials but not be too heavy to carry all day. (via Sincerely Kinsey)

30. Braided Swimsuit Cover: The braided strap detailing on this takes it to a whole other level. Genius! (via Woestmans)

31. Butterfly Tee: This could be great as t-shirt or a swimsuit cover up. (via Brit + Co)

32. Houndstooth Pumps: Who knew you could Mod Podge shoes? (via Love, Maegan)

33. Canvas Bins: You can never have enough storage totes. (via Positively Splendid)

34. Fringe Net Tank: This looks pretty hip paired with those gold cuffs and the adorable denim cutoffs. (via Pop Champagne)

35. Duvet Cover into Curtains: We just love finding ways to be creative and reusing items you already have in your home. (via Cardigan Junkie)

36. Bohemian Phone Case: Finding the perfect phone case can be as tricky as finding the perfect purse, but this case passes the test. (via By Wilma)

37. Fun Bun Bow: Wanting to add some fun to your bun? (via The Alison Show)

38. Belted Storage Totes: Isn’t it so much more convenient when storage totes have handles? (via Brit + Co)

39. Yarn & Leather Scarf and Buttoned Up Infinity Scarf: Both of these are gorgeous and easy to make. #score (via Honestly WTH and PS Heart)

40. Bonus! Fabric Animals: This little fabric project was too cute not to include. (via PTblog)

What are your favorite no-sew projects? Submit the link!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)