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Making Cushion Covers


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* Twenty-six gorgeous designs in a range of contemporary styles and fabrics, with numerous ideas and inspiration for your own creations.
* Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions make this book suitable for those new to sewing as well as more experienced stitchers.
* Includes imaginative ideas for recycling bedding, fabrics, clothes, ribbons, buttons and much more.

About the Author

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and selling products on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She is now a bestselling author and has written 12 books for Search Press, with several more underway. Debbie was voted Sewing Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. She lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website at:


Brighten up your home with a whole range of room-transforming pillows and cushions. With no patterns and lots of foolproof ways of doing things you don't need too much sewing knowledge to make some attractive and gift quality soft furnishings. This book is all about having fun while sewing and getting the finished product together as simply and quickly as possible. There are no patterns to resize on your computer or copier, instead measure your cushion bat and follow the instructions. This makes perfect sense as I have realized during my own cushion making forays that there is no such thing as a standard size bat. You will also get plenty of opportunities to use up not only scraps of fabric, trimmings, ribbon and buttons but also old baby clothes, cardigans and more. Discover a very simple way of putting in a zip, how to avoid actually having to do this at all (envelope backs) and a "cheat's way" of making an Oxford cushion cover. There are pleats, felt flowers, ribbon weaving, patchwork and gathered frills to adorn your work and in general a happy, sunny feel about the whole book. It made me want to make cushions and I don't even need any so I can recommend this to anybody who wants to have a go at this type of thing and thinks that it might be too difficult for Making cushion covers are a great way of revamping your home, and they are a good project for learner sewists to start with. This book features 26 designs of varying complexity and incorporating different techniques such as piping, ruffles, applique, shirring & patchwork. I think this book would be ideal if you wanted to learn/practice new techniques. The introduction section covers equipment, trimmings, different stitches and how to fit a zip. The projects themselves have step by steps instructions with photos for almost every stage too, ideal for people like me who like a visual Cushions brighten up any room and provide a personal touch. Debbie Shore provides a selection of 26 designs to choose from with ideas and inspiration for many more, all with clear step-by-step photographs and easy to follow instructions. Be inspired and make cushion covers for living room, bedroom and kitchen.-Craft Focus Cushions brighten up any room, give it a personal touch and you don't have to spend a fortune. There are 26 gorgeous designs with ideas and inspiration for many more, all with step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow instructions. You can achieve a designer look at a fraction of the price you'd pay in the shops. With a firm belief in recycling, Debbie has incorporated old clothes, jeans, dress fabric, tablecloths and even bedding into many of her designs.-Machine Knitting Monthly Add the perfect finishing touch to your home with these stylish cushion covers. This book includes twenty-six designs ranging from luxurious looks for the living room, to comforting designs for the bedroom. Useful hints and tips ensure that you won't get stuck, simply follow the clear step-by-step guides and recline with pride on the cushions you have crafted.-Sewing World

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