10 Ideas for Fabric Inspired Projects (1 yard or less!)

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Hello sweet friends!

My decorating buddies and I are sharing how to use just 1 yard of fabric, or less, to create something fabulous.
Yep, just 1 little ole yard is all it takes sometimes. So it doesn’t have to be pricey!

I had originally planned to make a “faux” roman shade for my downstairs guest bath.
I even got in some pretty fabric pieces but just ran out of time to finish.
As you all know, I was out of town since last Wednesday and didn’t manage to get it done before I left.
I still plan to do one and will share it once I do!

So for today, I’m going to share some old projects here on the blog.
Ten ideas for fabric inspired projects.
These are all projects that used 1 yard or less of fabric to complete.
You may not have even seen these before. :)


Let’s start with this sweet little vanity chair……

Sitting Chair Makeover with Provence Chalk Paint - fabric inspired projects - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #homedecor #provence

…..it started out so old and worn looking but with a little paint and a little fabric, it was better than new!
You can see what it looked like “before” here >>> Vanity Chair Update

This cute pillow was made out of less than 1 yard of fabric too.

A Faux Weathered Sign, No Sew Pillow and Fancy Corkboard - fabric inspired projects - artsychicksrule

It was actually a valance that was included in one of the “Swap It” challenges I was in.
You can see how I made it here  …. No Sew Pillow

Pop on over to see what pretty fabric I lined this “beach box” with…..

Robin's Egg Blue Beach Box - (Thrifted Flatware Box Makeover) - fabric inspired projects - #beachdecor #coastal #DIY artsychicksrule

You can see it here … Beach Box

This is an oldie….and the one I’d hoped to replace with a “faux” roman shade for this post.

No Sew Valance fabric inspired projects

It’s also “no sew”. :) See it here >>> “Easy No Sew Valance
I’m also getting ready to paint that wall!! Yay, can not wait.
I just need to stay in town long enough to start a project! ;)
Hopefully by next weekend I can get to it and the family room walls too.

How about place mats??

No+Sew+Placemat+fabric inspired projects

These are included in the post I linked above. (with the valance)

Christmastime is a great time to use less than 1 yard of fabric for decor.
Like this wall hanging I created …

No Sew Tapestry fabric inspired projects

This was a simple project.
You could paint any sort of design on the front, it doesn’t have to be holiday themed.
See this entire project here … “No Sew Wall Tapestry” (Notice a theme here?? This crafty girl does not sew ;) )

How about a chair?

Zebra Chair Makeover (Animal Theme) - fabric inspired projects - artsychicksrule

This is definitely less than 1 yard of fabric…and made out of a pillow case.
Kitty approved. ;)
See it here >>> “Zebra Chair

Or how about fabric on drawer fronts?

Parisian Nightstand Makeover with Fabric & Chalk Paint - fabric inspired projects- #parisian #french #chalkpaint #milkpaint artsychicksrule.com

These were 2 little night stands I did awhile back.
You can see the “before” and full tutorial here >>> “Pretty in Pink

You all know how I love paint….but isn’t that wood just yummy?!
I adore dark walnut-ish colored wood. The more vintage-y, the better.
And this is perfectly vintage/aged!

Press Back Chair Update with Java Gel Stain - fabric inspired projects

I decided to hold onto this pretty press back chair that I gave new life to with some stain, a new seat and some pretty, vintage styled fabric.
See the “before” photos and tutorial here >>> “Antique Press Back Chair

And lastly, this tufted ottoman.
To be honest, I don’t remember exactly how much of the drop cloth I used but it’s close to 1 yard so I’m going to include it.
Plus, you could have a smaller table so that would work too.

Coastal Summer Home Tour - fabric inspired projects - #nautical #coastal #homedecor artsychicksrule

It’s no longer “tufted”. Yep, I changed it up again.
Here is the “tufted” tutorial >>> “Thrift Store Coffee Table Turned DIY Tufted Ottoman
See the newest update here >>> “Coffee Table Makeover with Driftwood Finish Top

And that’s it folks! Ten ideas for fabric inspired projects.
I hope these helped visualize all the things you can do with 1 yard of fabric, or less.
So many things and these are only just a few.
You’ll have to stop by to see what my friends made with 1 yard, or less, of fabric too:

Decor Projects Using 1 Yard of Fabric Or Less - fabric inspired projects artsychicksrule #fabricprojects #popular pins

Artsy Chicks Rule / Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer / Duke Manor Farm /

Restoration Redoux / Our Southern Home / Refresh Restyle

Want to play along with us? You can!!

Take pictures of your “Fabric Projects using 1 Yard or Less” and share them with us on our Decor Enthusiasts DIY Forum   (over on Facebook)! If you aren’t a member yet, come by and join!! :)

Decor Enthusiast Style - Facebook Group - artsychicksrule

But wait! There’s more! Let’s play on Instagram too!



Here’s how to play:

1. Add your own photo on Instagram starting today (8/11) through Saturday.

2. Tag it with the #DecorEnthusiastStyle hashtag

3. Follow all six of your hostesses here:

@confessionsofaserialdiyer   / @artsychicksrule / @oursouthernhome
@restorationredoux / @refreshrestyle / @dukemanorfarm

4. Tag a few friends to play along!

We will choose one winner that will be featured on all six IG feeds this Sunday!

**And if you want to think ahead (ack, I’m not ready!! ;) ), next month’s theme is “anything goes using faux pumpkins”.


Okay, so I’ll be back next week with a recap of my recent trip with GMC to the World’s Longest Yardsale and hopefully my porch and patio reveal too!

See you all then.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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