Traditional needlecrafts are as popular as ever as more and more of us are seeking to 'make do and mend' as a way of saving money. However, making beautiful and original handmade items is a great way to add style and glamour to your home - and can be fun too. As part of a series, "Love...Sewing" contains a collection of 25 wonderful projects - all of which are really easy to create. Soft furnishings are an essential part of any home - colour, texture and pattern add warmth and comfort. Using simple sewing techniques and bright, fresh fabrics, this book shows you how to create a range of soft furnishings and other items, from cushions, throws and bags to a cot quilt, table linen and even a blind. All the projects have clear step-by-step instructions and photographs taking you through the various stages, making them straightforward and simple, even for the beginner. A basics section at the front of the book takes you through all the essential techniques, from simple hems and seams to piping and buttonholes.
About the Author
Cheryl Owen is an experienced crafter who has also worked as a dressmaker, fashion designer and embroiderer. She is the author of many books and has contributed to numerous magazines.