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2016
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Get Crafty with Linen

If you are a skilled maker looking for inspiration, or a newbie to sewing, here are some fab projects to make your home even more beautiful. We’ve used linen as the springboard, thanks to its versatility and durability, and you can add embellishments as you please. Love pom poms? Bring them on!

1.Bed Canopy

How cosy is this? Imagine reclining like a Tudor queen and drawing back the canopy, creating a warm cocoon around your bed. This would work brilliantly in a child’s bedroom too. The weight of the linen will keep draughts out whilst allowing you to stay comfortable. This tutorial is really simple and involves little technical know-how. Just a hoop. some linen and off you go!

bed canopy linen

2.Upholstery

This may be for the more experienced sewer, but there’s no better way to revamp an old chair than making a fresh new cover. Get creative with your fabrics, as bespoke upholsterer and fabric curator Elizabeth Rose has done with this stunning re-upholstered mid-century chair (recently shown at London Design Festival’s Design Junction). A pop of LinenMe‘s neon linen fabric has lifted the look and made the fabric’s pattern sing. If you don’t feel capable of upholstering, you can always find a professional, or make some simple new cushions in bright linen for a similar effect.

elizabeth rose chair

3. Apron

Protect your clothes and bring some Japanese utility style into your kitchen by running up one of these beauties. Elegant, and simple, this pattern for a linen apron channels our hardworking grandmothers but adds a contemporary urban twist.

japanese-washed-linen-apron-light-gray-mottled

4. The Perfect Boxy Tee

Inspired by this gorgeous t-shirt by Zara, this clever crafter has come up with a staggeringly simple pattern to create her own boxy tee. Using linen as your base fabric will create a soft, flowing texture that works so well with this shape.

zara-kimono-sleeve-top

 

Use up remnants or spare linen by making little lavender hearts (perfect Christmas gifts!), drawstring bags to stash bathroom clutter or even napkins. Make sure you have a decent pair of scissors, like these dressmaker’s shears – many a project has been ruined by a wobbly cut or snagging. You want a sharp, crunchy cut to keep things precise.

And if you want something bespoke but just don’t have the time or skills to make it yourself, get in touch with the good folk at LinenMe. They are unusual in that they have their own manufacturing unit, which means they can make custom sizes in all their products. Need a funny length tablecloth? Want to add monogramming to your bedlinen? Their Design Your Way service will personalise each product according to your individual needs, rather than being driven by the mass market demand.

Do you have any more genius linen craft ideas? Drop us a comment below – we’d love to hear what you’ve been creating.

 

(Images via: cotedetexas.blogspot.co.uk, studioelizabethrose.com, theheartyhome.blogspot.co.uk, greeniedressesforless.com and zara.com)

 

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