It is possible to make beautiful fabric home decor items with minimum effort and maximum style. Whether you sew or just like to work with fabric in a no-sew manner, a little planning and some time spent creating fabric home decor items can result in a pulled-together look for your interiors. You can craft great decor items made from fabric such as some dining room chair covers, table cloths, napkins, throw pillows, curtains and/or covers to hide extra storage.
Fabric covers that hide extra storage can be made from scraps and can be temporary. For example, if you're not using an old file cabinet you can fill the drawers with things to store and then drape a piece of fabric over the top and add something on the top such as a plant and a framed photo graph. You don't have to hem the edges if you use the iron-on mesh adhesive sold in craft stores for a hem. Alternatively, you could "pool" the fabric and tuck the un-hemmed edges under at the bottom. A drapery cord or ribbon tied around the middle may add some charm.
Making fabric decor items such as curtains can be as simple as draping hemmed fabric over a curtain rod and securing it with drapery cord. Consider making throw pillows that match or coordinate with curtain fabric for a neat, pulled-together look for your fabric home decor items. A great idea for saving a favorite table cloth that is stained or torn beyond repair is to salvage the good parts of it and add fabric panels or borders to it to create a new table cloth. You could also use parts of an old tablecloth to make some napkins. Save time measuring fabric for napkins -- simply take a square of fabric and cut it into four equal pieces and hem each piece so that you get four cloth napkins.
Dining room chair covers are fabric home decor items that may take more time than other decorating accents to make, but the end result can be worth it. You can make slip covers by measuring your chair, creating a prototype cover that fits and then making a cover for each dining chair. Whether you want permanent covers to stay on your dining chairs or temporary covers that you use only for special occasions be sure to choose fabric that is easy to hold and sew. You may be able to use a sewing machine also, depending on the size and style of the dining chair.