TS218 - No-Sew Options for Using Fabric all over your House
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How to Use Fabric Without Sewing
Featured Pro: Kelly Edwards Category: Home Décor Time: 2:10
KELLY EDWARDS: Hi. I’m Kelly Edwards, and here’s another great GMC Trade Secret for you.
Now, many of us have design projects that require a little bit of sewing, but not all of us own a sewing machine. So here are some great no-sew options that you can use anytime, anywhere.
The first one is, if you have a set of curtains and they need to be hemmed, an easy solution to hemming them without using a sewing machine is to grab a roll of stitch witchery. Now, this stuff is great, because it’s heat-activated. So all you need to do is take your stitch witchery, take your fabric. You want to bend your fabric over the stitch witchery like so. Then you want to grab your iron, and you just want to run your iron right over it. And what this does is it binds the fabric together just like so – perfect.
The other thing you can do is go out and purchase yourself one of these hand sewing machines. Now, these cost about $10 and they do the exact same thing as a sewing machine. So the same principle applies. You want to pinch your fabric. Then you actually want to put it inside of here and then run it all the way across.
Now, there are other options that don’t require any needle or thread, and that is a shower curtain. Now, some shower curtains come with these grommets attached. And what I love about shower curtains is they come in many different styles and many different colors. So if you can’t find window treatments you love, go for a shower curtain. You just run your curtain rod right through these grommets and you have a nontraditional window treatment.
Now, another option that you can choose are these grommets here. Now, these come in packs, and you can use any fabric of your liking. And then you add the grommets to it on either side. Go out and grab a grommet gun. Just push it right through. And you have created your own window treatments.
Last, but not least, you can grab any fabric you choose. It doesn’t have to be hemmed. It certainly doesn’t need to have any grommets. And you just grab these little clips. You just unclip them. You clip them to your fabric, and then this ring right here goes right through your curtain rod.
So now you’ve seen all of the options besides getting a sewing machine. So I’m Kelly Edwards, and this is my GMC Trade Secret.