Category Archives: Home Décor

Pillow Fashions

Pillow styles range from simple to elaborate. Choice of technique affects your sewing time. Choose a simple knife-edge pillow, or invest more time in tailoring a box pillow complete with cording and a zipper. 1) Neckrolls are small round bolsters
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How to Make a Hobbled Shade

The hobbled shade falls into soft folds because it is twice the length of the Roman shade. The folds are held in place by twill tape.  Read about Roman shades before beginning this project. To determine the number of folds,
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How to Make a Stitched-tuck Shade

Narrow stitched tucks along each fold line add interest to this tailored version of the Roman shade. Read about Roman shades before beginning this project. To determine the number of tucks, subtract 3″ (7.5 cm) for the hem from finished
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How to Make a Roman Shade

Materials 1) Sketch the shade to use as a guide for ring locations,  step 7. Cut shade fabric; seam for width, if necessary. If fabric ravels, finish side edges with zigzag stitch or liquid fray preventer. 2) Place shade fabric
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Roman Shades

Roman shades have a tailored appearance that complements many styles of decor. Use them alone or add cornices, curtains or draperies. Like roller shades, Roman shades are flat and smooth when down. When pulled up, they take up more space
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Shades

Shades control light and provide privacy when used alone or with curtains. Because they fit close to windows, shades are also energy efficient. Shades can be mounted either inside or outside the window frame. The screws can be inserted on
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Applique a Throw Pillow

By: kayte terry It’s fun to experiment with old crafting techniques and then use them in modern ways. In this project, I’ve taken a page from paper piecing for quilting. This technique creates geometric shapes to serve as appliqué. Paper
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Weave an Easter Basket from Recycled Boxes

By: Sister_Diane What you’ll need: Cardboard food boxes (see notes below) Metal ruler Pencil Scissors X-Acto knife Cutting surface Bone folder Tacky glue Paper clips Instruction: Before you begin this project, make sure your box is nice and clean. Cut
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No-Sew Tailored – Dining Chair Slipcover

The classy appeal of the tailored slipcover – all without ANY sewing!” Now that you’ve just read all the great reasons to use slipcovers, here’s an alternative to the wrapping technique we presented in project 5, Wrapped Dining Room Chair.
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Wrapped Dining Room Chair

Do you need to unify a dining room of mismatched chairs? Or would like to add a festive touch for a party? It doesn’t get easier than this five-minute slipcover technique. Just select materials that go with your color scheme
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