Cushions and Curtains

Cushions and Curtains

by Ann Openshaw
     
 

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Cushions and Curtains takes you through all the steps of learning to make these home accessories. Advancing through the basics of understanding fabrics and introducing the necessary equipment, it guides you through twelve projects, giving you the confidence and skill to make cushions and curtains with a professional finish. Cushions and Curtains will

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Cushions and Curtains takes you through all the steps of learning to make these home accessories. Advancing through the basics of understanding fabrics and introducing the necessary equipment, it guides you through twelve projects, giving you the confidence and skill to make cushions and curtains with a professional finish. Cushions and Curtains will teach you how to: choose fabrics, calculate the quantity of material needed, and use a sewing machine to best effect; make square, round, boxed, and piped cushions with zippers (techniques that can also be used with footstools); create classic lined curtains finished with valences, pelmets, and tie–backs before progressing to interlined curtains and Roman blinds. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, this is a complete handbook for beginners and a fresh source of ideas for those more experienced.

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Library Journal
Needlecrafts teacher Openshaw here provides directions for constructing basic cushions, pillows, curtains, valances, pelmets, tiebacks, and blinds for the home. Her meticulously detailed instructions at first appear a bit overly complicated, but that is the fault of the layout, which would have benefited from a greater separation between the projects and the better-labeled figures. Amateur sewers will be well guided by this book, making it a good choice for public libraries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861266569
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

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