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Who knew that what you used to catch the mess during your last painting project could be your latest design masterpiece?
What you'll need to create your own playful and colorful home accessories:
-- Laundered canvas drop cloth from previous project
-- Desired patterns
-- Sewing machine
Wash your drop cloth fabric after you are done using it for your project. When dry, press.
Cut the drop cloth material into the necessary pieces for whatever project you are attempting to tackle. Use the parts of the fabric that you find most appealing and visually interesting.
Don't be afraid to enhance the material with a little embellishment. Stencils, decorative stitching, patches, fringe, buttons, etc., make adorable add-ons.
Get creative with your material - don't just make pillows. Think of the endless possibilities a single piece of this unique fabric has. Here, the fabric brings new life to an old chair.
Pillows are always super-simple to make. Cut your fabric, sew it together, stuff it full of soft filler, and sew it shut.
No worries about wiping messy hands on this adorable apron. Use the fabric from your old drop cloths to stitch together an apron that you can really get to work in.
You'll be looking all artsy sashaying down the street with this adorable tote on your shoulder. Use it to carry your tools or crafting supplies.