Posts Tagged ‘Home Projects’

It has been more than 2 weeks since i have made something until yesterday.

I finally made the tissue box cover which was intended for the last Sew IT tutorial which i missed because i was in Dubai.

This is how mine turned out

Tissue Box Cover

The tutorial was easy to follow however, this was not perfect. I think i need to make a couple more. The good thing is now i dont have to search high and low for a tissue box cover i simply make my own for every room!

The fabric looks familiar?! I used my IKEA fabric which was intended for curtains for my previous craft room.

You can make this and other cute things too by simply joining Sew IT ūüôā and dont forget that i have moved to Sew Chic and Unique


Read Full Post »

For Sew It last¬†wednesay i posted a tutorial on how to cover a tissue box so it can finally match the rest of the room ūüôā

This is what Nima from Made to treasure made

I unfortunately havent been able to participate this week cause i have been away and didnt manage to sew the tissue box cover ūüė¶ however, I plan on sewing it once i get back – i promise

I have added Nima to my crafty mama list as well as other women who sew in Oman. Check out the list here

Read Full Post »

Sew IT

 This week we will be making covers for our tissue boxes. We all have tissues boxes lying around the house and most of the time they dont fit with the decor of the room.

This is an easy tutorial which is prepared by Ashely from Make it and Love it.  I love her blog as she posts lots of easy tutorials, i have my eye on a couple more to use for Sew IT.

This is what we aim to create

What i like about this tutorial is that you are not limited to use the square tissues boxes (shown in the pic) you could use the regular rectangle ones.

So ladies here is the tutorial i really hope you enjoy it i already know what fabric i am going to use.

Ashley advises to use  upholstery type fabric as its thick and will hold better. However, you can use cotton too but just use some fusible interfacing.

Interfacing is used to make the fabric stiffer and there are two types the one you iron on and the one you sew onto the fabric. Both are available from Al Hadhramy, keep in mind you dont want it to be too hard so choose medium strength.

Remember once you’ve completed the tutorial:

  • Take a picture of¬†your¬†creation
  • ¬†blog about it on your blog (if u have one)¬†featuring my¬†Sew IT button (grab it from my side bar)¬†and linking to me and send me the link.
  • If u dont have a blog send me the picture via email to umhadeel [at] gmail [dot] com before Tuesday.

I will feature all creations on feautre it wednesday (which is when we show off our creations) i will link up to your blog (and have all the participants creations in one place)

Anyone can join in the fun all you need is your creativity and remember take it a stitch at a time

Happy Sewing Ladies

Read Full Post »

Here is my slip cover for Sew It 

Sew IT 01

I made it last night and it took me about an hour to do. I think i would have taken much less had it not been going up and down for the iron.

As i moved upstairs the iron is not so close anymore lol

This lovely pillow and its new cover will go to my niece’s room (which reminds me i need to show you her room which i recently painted)

I like the fact that i now can very easily make my own slipcovers so need to hunt down for that perfect shade lol just buy some material and sew it up ūüėČ

Dont forget to check back tomorrow for  feature it wednesay too see what others have made

Read Full Post »

I love interior decorating and when i was in Australia i got hooked on reading thier magazine Real Living . This magazine is my absolute favorite as it shows how you can achieve a gorgeous look at a reasonable price. The magazine also include delicious recipes.


Unfortunately i dont get the magazine anymore due to be being in Oman. Sad that i cant get it at Borders either, I am thinking of subscribing to them however until i do i like to read thier homepage RealLiving and i just found out they have a blog

Read Full Post »