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Sew-it-yourself home decor
Coetzee, Karen.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Pub., 2000.

Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT387 .C64 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TT387 .C64 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Coetzee and Berght present 30 home decor projects using fabrics accompanied by colour illustrations and detailed instructions. The objective is to enable the reader to create distinctive and stylish designs by paying close attention to detail.

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Library Journal Review

Each of these books provides sewing projects for sprucing up the home. The two Krause publications are very similar and cover a wide range of projects, including window dressings, bed and table linens, cushions, and pillows. Cowan's book begins with detailed information about equipment, fabrics, sewing techniques (including serger instructions and left-handed and right-handed stitching), and projects for pet cushions and computer covers. However, Sew-It-Yourself Home Decor has the more clearly illustrated instructions to the projects, with simple and elaborate styles shown. Window Dressing gives clearly written and well-illustrated instructions for making simple styles of valances, curtains, and drapes. Sew-It-Yourself Home Decor is a good candidate for public libraries. Purchase the other two titles if there is a strong interest in sewing for the home. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Sewing techniquesp. 8
Equipmentp. 18
1 Curtainsp. 22
Measuring upp. 24
Creating optical illusionsp. 25
Window fittingsp. 27
Curtain headingsp. 28
Calculating fabric quantitiesp. 30
Unlined curtainsp. 32
Cafe curtainsp. 36
Lined curtainsp. 40
Borders and trimsp. 46
Holdbacks and tiebacksp. 48
2 Cornices and curtain valancesp. 54
Cornicesp. 56
Curtain valancesp. 58
3 Swags and tailsp. 62
Formal swags and tailsp. 64
Informal swags or drapingp. 68
4 Blindsp. 72
Festoon blindsp. 74
Box-pleated blindsp. 78
Roman blindsp. 80
5 Cushionsp. 88
Inners or inner padsp. 90
Scatter cushionsp. 91
Bolstersp. 98
Chair cushionsp. 100
6 Chair coversp. 104
Classic loose covers for armchairs or sofasp. 106
Loose covers for high-backed chairsp. 110
7 Bed linenp. 116
Pillowcasesp. 118
Fitted sheetsp. 123
Duvet coversp. 125
Bedcoversp. 129
Bed skirtsp. 131
Four-poster bedsp. 135
Coronasp. 138
8 Table linenp. 140
Tableclothsp. 142
Table napkinsp. 146
Table matsp. 148
9 Lampshadesp. 150
Pleated lampshadesp. 152
Tiffany shadesp. 154
Glossaryp. 156
Indexp. 157