Hide the Clutter! Quick DIY Fabric Projects to Spruce Up Your Home

Clutter, clutter, everywhere! Can you relate?  If you hope to turn your house into a relaxing retreat, you can tackle it room-by-room and use fabric and some sewing skills to literally transform your space! These clever DIY fabric projects are easy to sew and can be customized for your living space to help conceal clutter.

Here are some quick DIY fabric projects for the home to turn a disorganized space to a much prettier place!

Billy Bookcase Photo via In My Own Style

Fabric bookcase makeover

Fabric can really help tie together a space, especially when you use it in unexpected places. Diane used a stylish, black-and-white fabric print to cover an IKEA Billy Bookcase, defining the shelves and giving them a modern makeover. You won’t believe the simple and inexpensive materials she used to get the look!

Sink SkirtPhoto via Craft Buds

Sink skirt

Do you have a little bathroom sink with the pipes still visible? When working with small spaces, fabric does the trick to hide those unpretty plumbing fixtures! This Sink Skirt by Mary covers the sink parts, and she includes a helpful tutorial to help you sew your own.

Fabric-Covered Storage BinsPhoto via Sew Crafty Jess

Fabric-covered bins

Do you have some of those plain white fabric bins that go into bookcases to organize odds and ends? Covering bins in fabric is a great way to store craft supplies or children’s toys! Take a cue from Jessica and revamp those simple boxes to show off your favorite fabric prints! Simply measure, sew a fabric tube and slide it over a storage container.

Bookcase SkirtPhoto via Little Red Roost

Bookcase skirt

Gather fabric and add decorative nails to make this bookcase skirt from fabric. It’s the perfect way to cover up a collection of assorted board games or other odds and ends that you want to stow away without showcasing in your living room.

Cover a Diaper Box in FabricPhoto via Made2Style

Diaper box fabric makeover

If you have a baby at home (or know somebody who does), you surely have an old diaper box around. Transform any unused cardboard box into a sleek hiding place for cords and other cabinet clutter when you wrap it in fabric. Get the tutorial for these easy fabric covered diaper boxes at Made2Style.

Open fabric shelvingPhoto via City Dog Country Dog Home

Fabric cover for wire shelves

If exposed shelving is your go-to storage solution, read how Dianne covered up the clutter on her wire utility shelves with fabric “drapes.” With a little creativity, you can use DIY fabric projects to make sweet and simple changes to your home decor that won’t break the bank. Read more about the easy fabric cover for wire shelves!

Custom amp coversPhoto via Lindsay Sews

Slipcovers for everything

If you can’t live without electronics cluttering up your living space, you can at least spruce them up with some DIY slipcovers. These custom amp slipcovers can be sewn by measuring the height, width and depth of an object and sewing a simple 5-sided box. You could use the same idea to make a slipcover for your sewing machine or serger! You can visit The Inspired Room to see how this idea can also be adapted to cover a computer screen, along with some other fabric projects for the home.


Want to learn more about making your own slipcovers? Learn from expert Cherie Killilea how to make your own in Craftsy’s Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs and give your living space a uniform, less-cluttered look with a little help from fabric.

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