15 Funky Fabric Projects You Can Do Today!

posted on April 26, 2011 by  |  posted under Crafting, Sewing  |  11 Comments

Funky Fabric Projects

Does anyone else get absolutely GIDDY walking into a fabric store? The colors, the textures, the patterns….it’s like Christmas! There are fabrics for every personality and style and there is something intrinsically satisfying about creating something useful from nothing but your imagination and piece of material :) HOWEVER if you’re like me, sewing and fabric crafts are also uber intimidating! There is so much creativity needed and I’m always scared that I might accidentally cut my material wrong using my special fabric scissors for crafting. That is why I {heart} tutorials. I might not be the sharpest pin in the cushion, but I am capable of following step-by-step instructions. Without them, it’s like reading a sci-fi novel.. you look at it thinking “Ya, that’s not gonna happen” :)

IShare Crafts is overflowing with fabulous fabric projects for every skill level. Here are a few that caught my eye!

1. Brassy Apple had me giggling when I saw these PRECIOUS little doll aprons. It’s perfect to practice on before I make one MY size!

easy fabric ideaItty Bitty Doll Apron

2. This project idea had me so curious! What is a post office bag for? Soap Deli explains all… and let me tell you. SMART!

easy fabric ideaPost Office Bag

3. Bring some fun color into your kitchen with this bright and fun – oh, and NO SEW – table runner from Madigan Made. Sounds right up my alley!

easy fabric ideaNo Sew Table Runner

4. These cherry blossom trees submitted by “Come Together Kids” are gorgeous, obviously…but there is a twist that is so meaningful and makes these little trees even more precious.

easy fabric ideaCherry Blossom  Trees

5.” A Sprinkle of This” submitted a brilliant tutorial for a bookmark that will NEVER lose your place..AND works for both soft and hard cover books! Oh, and did I mention, it’s stinkin’ cute?

easy fabric ideaStay Put Bookmark

6. “Funkytime” shows us the one way to make baguettes even more appealing…keeping it in a fabric bread bag! Love this!

easy fabric ideaBread Bag

7. We have seen all kinds of gorgeous hair accessories, but “Mormish Mom” submitted a truly unique one that is gorgeous, funky, AND interchangeable. How fun is this?

easy fabric ideaInterchangeable Ruffle Headband

8. How do you make an already adorable doll bed completely OVER THE TOP cute? “I Heart Naptime” shows us in this easy tutorial!

easy fabric ideaDoll Bed Ruffle

9. We have featured several fun felt flower pillows in the past, but how about a FLEECE one? These flower pillows are so fun and the tutorial walks us through each and every step!

easy fabric ideaFleece Flower Petal Pillows

10. We haven’t forgotten to share a pillow for the grown ups! Learn how to make this chic accent pillow that will have your friends drooling!

easy fabric ideaGorgeous Accent Pillow

11. Craftaholics Anonymous has taken fabric to a new place..in a necklace! This ruffle necklace is so pretty and would rather glorious around my neck! :)

easy fabric ideaVintage Ruffle Necklace

12. Do you have a bunch of fabric scraps laying around with nothing to do? Do you have daughters who collect those fast food prize rubber bracelets that are also lying around with nothing to do? Let’s introduce them and see if we can get some sparks to fly. Maybe we’ll end up with some cute fabric wrapped bracelets like these submitted by Blue Cricket Designs!

easy fabric ideaScrap Fabric Bracelets

13.Craftaholics Anonymous made some GOOD use out of some old T-Shirts by making them into some amazing pom-poms! These will definitely be a topic of conversation.

easy fabric ideaRecycled T-Shirt Pom Poms

14. Hippos and Dinosaurs has got the right idea with creating these pretty, functional, and re-useable fabric party bags! I have done this in the past, and it’s always a big hit!

easy fabric ideaFabric Party Bags

15. Finally, a personal favorite. I am NOT a super skilled sewer, however I DO love my camera and I CAN sew straight lines. So, I gave this tutorial a try and…..SUCCESS! What I love about this one is, she helps you add an awesome little pocket to keep your lens cap in (which is what sold me – I’ve lost a cap or two in my time).

easy fabric ideaCamera Strap Cover with Pocket

SEW, did you find a project you think you can make? Switching up the fabric can make any project unique to you and give it your ‘signature’ look and feel. Fabric is also very durable and crafts made with it really last! Hop on over to IShare Crafts for even more fabric projects and crafts and then, share your own creations! Hope the see you there!

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Funky Fabric Projects

    1. April 26th, 2011 at 10:07 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      I love to click in to ishare. SO many clever ideas shared from everywhere! Wish I could have this kind of daily access to great ideas when I was raising my little kids! Keep them coming!
    2. April 26th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
      Linda Smith says:
      I'm so glad I check in with you everyday. I was just going through my scrape fabric.Thinking I need to do something or throw it away. Now I don't have to throw it away. Thank you Thank you
    3. April 26th, 2011 at 2:04 pm
      Amy D says:
      Question~I want to try to make the camera strap cover with pocket but when I click on the link it goes to a ruffled camera strap. Am I doing something wrong? Thank you for sharing and for your help :)
      • April 26th, 2011 at 3:16 pm
        Angie says:
        For the strap pictured, follow the tutorial, minus the ruffle. Instead, figure out how wide you want your fabric accent to be, double it and add 1/2 inch. Using 1/4 seem allowance, sew the long sides, wrong side together. Sew it down to the strap in place of the ruffle, leaving a long piece to tie. Then do the same thing from the other end. I made one long piece, sewed down one side, trimmed it so there was plenty to tie, then used the left overs for the second piece. Tie the two together in a knot, trim to desired length, turn the edges in, and stitch closed. I hope that makes sense! The bottom of my tutorial shows different variations on the same strap cover.
        • April 26th, 2011 at 3:19 pm
          Angie says:
          After you sew the sides together wrong sides together, turn it right side out. I left that part out! :) then iron it, and attatch it to the strap. I use a safety pin to turn the fabric right side out. Hope that helps! I'm sorry I didn't take pictures of all the steps of the variations!
    4. April 26th, 2011 at 9:36 pm
      suzy hill says:
      I tried to follow the link to a blog with the camera strap tutorial, but I don't have permission to view the blog... is there another way to see the tutorial?
      • April 26th, 2011 at 11:31 pm
        Niki Mcdowell says:
        I'm having the same problem.
    5. April 26th, 2011 at 11:05 pm
      Kyla @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe says:
      Thank you so much for the shout out for my ruffled headband!
    6. April 27th, 2011 at 10:01 am
      Jodie M. says:
      It won't let me into the tutorial either.
    7. April 27th, 2011 at 7:24 pm
      amy g. says:
      I love these ideas. Especially the pillows and the pom-poms. I've got to try making them. I can't resist. I'm not even going to try to resist. It's futile.
    8. April 23rd, 2014 at 10:17 pm
      Alicia Thompson says:
      I'm a private teacher in a church.
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