Illustrated Guide to Sewing Home Furnishings: Expert Techniques for Creating Custom Shades, Drapes, Slipcovers and More

Overview

One of the simplest and most affordable ways to add personality and warmth to your home is with fabric accents in the form of window dressings, bed coverings, slipcovers, and more. And, because there are no patterns, fittings, zippers, or sleeves to wrestle with, sewing for the home is a great starting place for many beginners.

With the expert techniques in the Illustrated Guide to Sewing Home Furnishings, you'll learn everything you need to know to make your own home ...

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Illustrated Guide to Sewing Home Furnishings: Expert Techniques for Creating Custom Shades,Drapes,Slipcovers and More

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Overview

One of the simplest and most affordable ways to add personality and warmth to your home is with fabric accents in the form of window dressings, bed coverings, slipcovers, and more. And, because there are no patterns, fittings, zippers, or sleeves to wrestle with, sewing for the home is a great starting place for many beginners.

With the expert techniques in the Illustrated Guide to Sewing Home Furnishings, you'll learn everything you need to know to make your own home accents-including how to take measurements, estimate fabric yardage, and execute the necessary sewing techniques. You'll also learn how to select fabrics with the proper mix of color, pattern, and texture for maximum effect. Best of all, you'll be able to create the look you want without ever again being subjected to the limited options at the department stores or the high price of custom creations.

With step-by-step projects and more than 200 detailed diagrams, Illustrated Guide to Sewing Home Furnishings will put you in charge and have you creating homemade décor with a designer's flair in no time.

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It demonstrates how to create a lovely home with techniques that can be applied to any style of décor.'

Readers interested in giving their homes a makeover will find this excellent resource for creating furnishings full of projects like professional-looking covers and cushions for windows, chairs, sofas, and beds.

With the expert techniques shared in this book, you can sew your own soft furnishings. From taking measurements and estimating fabric yardage, to sewing techniques with over 200 detailed diagrams, you'll learn the simplest and most affordable ways to add personality and warmth to your home. A chart will guide you through the best fabric choices, and the step-by-step projects will inspire you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235106
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,372,017
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Fox Chapel Publishing publishes books, magazines, patterns, and videos for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. We inspire and inform readers who enjoy a variety of crafts and hobbies, including woodworking, arts and crafts, home & garden, outdoor projects, cooking and much more. Our greatest joy comes from working with talented craftspeople to make their designs and techniques available for everyone who shares the love of creating things by hand. We publish two magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and have over 1000 backlist titles including Design Originals, Heliconia Press, and Plain White Press imprints.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fabric, Tools and Supplies

Chapter 2: Techniques for Sewing Home Furnishings

*Welting

*Trims

*Shirring and Ruffles

*Hem Shapes

*Closures

*Pleats

Chapter 3: Making Curtains and Drapery

*Calculating fabric

*Pinch pleat drapes

*Shades

*Cafe Curtains

Chapter 4: Making Slipcovers

*Blocking the cover

*Determining yardage

*Cutting

*Fitting

*Pinning

*Stitching

Chapter 5: Bed Coverings and Accessories

*Pleated bed skirt

*Fitted bedcover

*Basic coverlet

*Basic bed skirt

*Pillow sham

*Covering for bedside table

Glossary

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