Home Decorating Basics: A Comprehensive Guide to Sewing for Your Home
Give your home a professionally decorated look inexpensively and easily. Nothing beats the pleasure of sewing plump pillows, beautiful curtains, spectacular bedding, and other soft furnishings for every room. And, when you have an Expert's guidance to sewing basics, design techniques, and a variety of attractive treatments for every room, decorating becomes a fun - not daunting - process. Be creative - see how simple it is to choose exactly the fabrics you want and create the style you've yearned for. Whether you prefer large floral patterns, country checks and bold stripes, deep rich colors and opulent designs, tribal motifs or simple earth tones, you won't have to make compromises. Any of these projects, shown in full color, would look fantastic.
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Basic Sewing Techniques Bedskirt bias strip bias tape bottom edge box spring Bullion Fringe CALCULATE YARDAGE chain stitch chair cover color contrasting band Contrasting fabric corners curtain rod Cut fabric Cut length CUT WIDTH Decorator fabric double-fold drapery panels drop length duvet cover edge of skirt Fabric marker CUTTING fabric width finished length finished width Fold fabric form CUTTING DIRECTIONS hems hook and loop length and width long edge machine baste main fabric Mark placement marked line marker CUTTING DIRECTIONS mounting board neckroll NEED overlock piece fabric Pillow form CUTTING pillow front pin in place piping pleating tape raw edge rings ruffle seat serger shade sham back short edge side edges skirt panels squares of fabric Stitch close Stitch in place swag table toppers tabs Tassels top edge topstitch Trim seam Turn right side valance Velcro window treat window treatment wrong side Yardage required zig zag zipper