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Sewing Home Decor Make Your Own Fabric Room Divider

The primary purpose of room dividers is to define spaces. But designers have taken a step further by creating dividers that are not only functional but also decorative. And fabric room dividers are no exception.



Fabric dividers are most versatile and easiest to make. For the rugged and distressed look, you can use thicker fabrics, while soft, silky fabrics would give a formal look. Fabrics can easily be removed for cleaning, and can be mixed and matched, depending on the season or degree of privacy that you wish to obtain. Sheer fabrics can be used for minimal privacy, while thicker types like canvass can be used for an opaque effect.


The simplest fabric divider that you can make is the curtain type. With suspended curtain rods and a piece of cloth, you can have an instant divider. Instead of curtain rods, a track may be mounted on the ceiling. The cloth can then be pulled to open up the space, and closed again when privacy is needed. As a variation of the curtain type, you can also use PVC pipes as curtain rods. But instead of suspending them from the ceiling, the pipes can be made to stand and can be moved around and dismantled if not in use. With a few pipes and connectors, the divider that you create can actually go a long way.


You can also make folding screen dividers. You can use 3 or 4 panels, depending on the space that you wish to cover or divide. It can be of any size or height that you want. Cover the screen with the fabric that you want. The panels can be stand-alone pieces, or you can connect them with hinges. If you use canvass or other fabric with solid color, you can do some artwork on the fabric. Using acrylic paint, other colored fabrics, colored stones and beads. Create designs that would match the room owner's personality.


Instead of screen, you can also use wood panels. Assemble the wood frame. Cut fabric of the same size as the frames, and then staple them onto the frame. Glue some ribbon on the edges of the frames to cover the edges of fabric. With hinges, connect the panels together to form an accordion-type divider.


Fabric room dividers are easy to make. Be bold in trying new designs and colors. These dividers would make interesting pieces of dcor for your home. Just make sure that they match with theme of the room where it will be placed. With these fun ideas, you can make variations and create your personal divider.
By: Tim Lee

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