Fun & Fabulous Pillows to Sew: 15 Easy Designs for the Complete Beginner

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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Have you ever seen a fabulous pillow in a boutique or catalog and thought: "I wish I could make that”? Fortunately, you can! Pillows are one of the easiest home decorating items to sew, and these 15 styles will appeal to today’s hip readers. A short introductory course provides all the basic skills--seaming, installing a zipper, stitching buttons and buttonholes, adding flanges--and then it’s time to sew. Start simple with a knife-edged square pillow, move on to a boxed cushion with piping, and create a bolster to showcase a fabulous fabric. Each project builds on the one before, so readers progressively develop a repertoire of skills. Many of the pillows feature popular embellishments such as ribbon trim, appliqué, and embroidery.
 
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Meet the Sewing Machine
17
Embellish Your Pillow
45
Pop Art Pillows 81
51
Embellishment Techniques
106
Acknowledgments
112
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Valerie Shrader has been sewing for decades and has a lifelong appreciation of textiles and related crafts. She is also a writer and photographer, and spent several years making jewelry, specializing in bead and wire designs.

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