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Learn how to sew beautiful items for your home with 50 projects for drapes, pillows, afghans, and more.
Covering everything from simple pillows to upholstered chair covers, this inspiring guide shows you how to transform your living spaces with 50 stylish sewing projects. The makes range from a lampshade for the novice stitcher, through to lined drapes with an array of different headings and blinds, as well as bed afghans and table linen. There is also a chapter on accessories, such as a cook's apron, a tote bag, and tablemats, which would all be a great starting point if you want to brush up on your skills before tackling a larger project. Before you begin, designer Vanessa Arbuthnott explains how each of her collections was developed and provides plenty of guidance on selecting fabrics, using color, and accurate measuring and cutting. Whether you’re an expert crafter or are just starting out, Sewing for the Home includes all the know-how you’ll need to create stunning and unique home furnishings and decorations.
About the Author
Vanessa Arbuthnott started her own fabric design business ten years ago and was soon featured in Country Living and the Saturday Telegraph. She has never looked back and her enthusiasm for designing fabric is as strong as ever. This is her first book. Vanessa is based in Gloucestershire.
Gail Abbott is an established interior designer, stylist and writer with over twenty years’ experience. Gail contributes regularly to home-style magazines, including Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home, and was instrumental in setting up the interior design company Angel + Blume. Her books include 'Blue and White Style', 'Living with Light', 'Shoestring Chic' and 'Quick & Easy Window Treatments'. The author is based in Cambridge, UK.