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A Beginner's Guide to Making Curtains, Shades, Pillows, Cushions and More
  • Publisher: Cico Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 24 August 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782494768
  • Stock: 8 in stock
  • Size: 208x276 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: £14.99
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A Beginner's Guide to Making Curtains, Shades, Pillows, Cushions and More

£14.99

50 step-by-step projects, plus practical advice on hanging curtains, choosing fabric, and measuring up by Vanessa Arbuthnott (Author)

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Book Description

There’s never been a better time to sew for the home, with a huge range of fabrics available in stores and online. And the money you save by making these items yourself can be put towards buying the loveliest fabrics you can afford, making your home more beautiful still. Designer Vanessa Arbuthnott guides you
through 50 projects, each made in one of her own beautiful printed fabrics, and all with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions. The projects range from simple cushion covers for the novice sewist, through to lined curtains with an array of different headings, blinds, bed throws, and table linen. There is also a chapter on accessories, such as a cook’s apron, and table mats, which would all be a great starting point if you want to brush up on your skills before tackling a larger project. Vanessa explains how each of her collections was developed, and what inspired her designs, but if you prefer to choose your own material,
there is plenty of advice on selecting fabrics, using colour, cutting out, matching pattern repeats, piping, and hand-stitching, as well as a techniques section covering the basic sewing skills you will need. Guidance on measuring for curtains and blinds, and on ways to hang them, as well as instructions for valances and an upholstered cornice, make this a complete introduction to sewing your own window treatments, and more.

About the Author

About Vanessa Arbuthnott
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.


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