Beautifully styled and exquisitely detailed, this compendium of techniques will give you all the skills you need to make individual furnishings for your own home. Each technique is explained with clear step-by-step instructions and photographs, then applied to a range of pretty contemporary projects. Working through these will help you to learn and practise sewing skills, which you can then use to make all sorts of other projects, specially designed to suit your own windows, chairs, tables and beds. The early techniques are aimed at complete beginners and teach simple skills, such as pinning, cutting and making seams. Later techniques introduce slightly more complex skills, including hems, curved seams, casings, borders, linings and decorative touches such as edging, frills, ruching and tassels. The book provides everything the home sewer needs to make beautiful, stylish and individual projects to enhance every room of the house.
Cheryl Owen is an experienced crafter who has also worked as a dressmaker, fashion designer and embroiderer. She has contributed to numerous magazines is the author of many books including Love... Sewing, also published by New Holland.