Make Your Own Soft Furnishings

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An inspirational guide to designing and making tailored soft furnishings. Projects include stunning window treatments, removable loose chair covers, beautiful scatter pillows, and crisp household linen. Step-by-step instructions lead you through all the stages from planning to stitching, as well as caring for the finished item. Includes simple projects suitable for a novice, as well as challenging ideas for more experienced stitchers.

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Overview

An inspirational guide to designing and making tailored soft furnishings. Projects include stunning window treatments, removable loose chair covers, beautiful scatter pillows, and crisp household linen. Step-by-step instructions lead you through all the stages from planning to stitching, as well as caring for the finished item. Includes simple projects suitable for a novice, as well as challenging ideas for more experienced stitchers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780190969
  • Publisher: Southwater
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

introduction 6

1 furnishing styles 8

choosing colours 10

choosing styles 16

choosing fabrics 22

2 cushions & chair covers 28

scatter (throw) cushions 34

cushions as seating 58

chair covers 64

3 curtains & blinds 94

window treatments 96

curtain fittings 100

tailor-made curtains 102

basic curtains 114

curtains with a heading tape 126

valances, pelmets, swags & tails 132

tie-backs 144

sneer curtains 150

shower curtains 154

blinds 157

4 bed linen & table linen 170

pillowcases 176

sheets 182

valances 185

bedcovers 188

canopies 196

headboards 202

nursery projects 206

table linen 210

5 basic techniques 220

templates & patterns 252

Index 254

acknowledgements 256

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