Creating Cushions and Cushion Covers
How to sew and embellish 15 gorgeous bolsters, pillows and slipcovers - Easy to follow techniques with 100 photographs and artworks
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Over 207 colour photographs
Over 1 illustrations
Over 20 projects
|Publication Date||July 2009|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Size(mm)||200 x 200mm|
|Binding||hardback with plc and jacket|
|Category||lifestyle, crafts & decorating|
A practical and inspiring guide to making simple but beautiful cushions and cushion covers, featuring 20 step-by-step projects
An easy-to-follow techniques section summarizes the basic sewing techniques, such as creating a classic envelope opening, using flanges and decorative piping
The projects offer a range of styles from cool contemporary to timeless classics, with a variety of cushion shapes, including bolster cushions, square cushions, circular cushions and chair cushions
The 20 original cushion projects include a Square Box Cushion, a Velvet Bolster, a Kitchen-chair Seat Pad, a Metallic Organza Cushion and a Striped Ribbonwork Cushion
Aimed at complete beginners and those looking for inspiring new ideas, the projects can be adapted easily by changing the fabrics or trimmings
Clear step-by-step instructions are presented in over 170 gorgeous colour photographs to ensure success
Cushions are the perfect way to dress a room, and give a strong sense of personal style as well as an essential comfort factor. Whether you want a cosy den piled high with soft cushions, classic bolsters to complement the interior design, or colourful, individual pieces to create focal points and textural accents, this practical book provides a cushion to create for every occasion.
There is a myriad of cushion styles to suit every kind of room and the 20 inspiring projects offer an impressive range of designs, shapes and ideas. Each one has clear step-by-step instructions and a stunning final picture. They can be followed exactly, or the materials and techniques adapted to suit your own interior scheme.
Cushions are the easiest item of soft furnishing to make, and the book includes a section on the essential sewing techniques, including making your own cushion pad, fitting a zipper, creating envelope and flap openings, and adding decorative cord or piping.
From a highly original collection, choose between a starkly monochrome Mitred Border Cushion to complement a contemporary scheme, a Patchwork Bolster for a country-style bedroom, a Seat Pad with Ties as a practical solution for a hard dining chair, or a Fringed Velvet Cushion for sumptuous living room luxury.
With 170 gorgeous photographs and clear step-by-step instructions, this accessible handbook offers reassuring technique as well as inspiration.
Emma Clegg is an experienced editor and writer. After achieving a degree in constructed textiles at Liverpool Polytechnic, she worked freelance as a jeweller using textile techniques with wire. A period in crafts marketing gave her wide-ranging contacts with other makers in the crafts industry. For this volume she has compiled a wide-ranging collection of cushions and covers, drawing on the expertise of various needlework and crafts practitioners. She has written regularly for Ceramic Review magazine for over 10 years, and has edited many books on the subject of interior style.
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