Haven t sewn since eighth-grade home economics? With Home D¬cor Sewing 101
, even you can create impressive window treatments, luxurious bed linens, decorator pillows, and other d¬cor furnishings-and in just a few hours. Home D¬cor Sewing 101
makes it easy with a complete basics section, lots of tips, and 20 step-by-step projects illustrated with more than 300 close-up color photographs.
Each project introduces several new techniques and skills. For example, the versatile knife-edge pillow teaches how to set and press seams and sew perfect corners. A fleece throw in luscious sherbet colors demonstrates using a rotary cutter and mat, sewing raw-edged appliqu¬s, and cutting fringe. The learning is painless and fun, and the results are real d¬cor items like a cushy floor pillow, an elegant banded tablecloth, a valance, a shower curtain, and a duvet cover.
Many homeowners want to learn basic d¬cor sewing because they re dissatisfied with the limited options offered by ready-made items but are shocked by the cost of custom ones. Luckily, sewing for the home is a great place to start, as there are no patterns, fitting, zippers, or sleeves.
Featuring convenient spiral binding so pages stay flat during sewing, color photographs of every step, and invaluable advice from experienced sewing teachers, Home D¬cor Sewing 101 is the perfect book for every first-time or rusty sewer.