I have an insatiable love of fabric. A well-designed textile is a piece of art that can bring so much depth and mood to a room. Sometimes I feel as if there just aren’t enough uses for fabrics in any given room. Combine that with my husband’s (cliche, I would argue) disdain for accent pillows, and it means that I’m always looking for creative and non-traditional ways to put fabric to use in my home. Today’s project fits the bill. A little fabric, some beginner-level sewing, and a kitchen staple make for a set of bookends that are both unique and sculptural. –Mandy Pellegrin
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-two 13″ x 9″ cuts of fabric (I used Anne Kelle’s Remix Triangles in Black by Robert Kaufman)
-rice or beans
1. With right sides facing, fold the rectangle in half lengthwise to align the two 9″ edges, and sew them together.
2. Turn the fabric “tube” right-side out.
3. Fold the edges of one of the openings in about 1/2″, and stitch shut.
4. Fill the fabric pouch about 1/3 of the way full with rice or beans or just anything to weigh it down. Fill the remainder with pillow stuffing.
5. Fold the edges of the remaining opening in about 1/2″ shut, pin in place, and stitch shut, such that the seam is perpendicular to the previous one.