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Nicolette MacCallum
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At 2:03pm on December 2, 2010, Gloria Allender said…
Nicolette, the chairs look great! I actually like the Large Slipper Chair "before", but it looks great in the "after". And, the other chair--wow! what a difference! Good job!
At 10:36am on September 14, 2010, Nicolette MacCallum said…
Thank you!
At 9:10am on September 14, 2010, Debra DeMills-Smith said…
Love the slipcover and your sewing room.
At 6:51am on October 22, 2009, Susan gave Nicolette MacCallum a gift
You must be a Canuck like me!

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I am an awesome:
I am a professional Interior Decorator and Seamstress. I design and make slipcovers, draperies, bedding and table linens. I specialize in using eco-friendly and organic fabrics. I sell some of my items online at
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, home decor
My sewing machine(s):
Bernina, Husquavarna

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Instructions for making a mock roman valance

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

This is a very popular style valance, that works with any size window.  I like to hang mine about 4" above the window and make it aproximately 4" wider than the window (including frame). If you have curtains, you will want to adjust the width of the valance to accomodate them.  The finished length can be anywhere from 10-16", depending on the height of the window.  A good rule of thumb is to have your valance aprox 1/5th the total length.

These instructions are for a…


Organic Fabrics – What are They and Why Should We Use Them?

Posted on November 21, 2010 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

Organic Fabrics – What are They and Why Should We Use Them?

By Nikki MacCallum, NikkiDesigns

We are all familiar with the term “organic” when it comes to food. But do you know what it means for a fabric to be organic? And why should we care?

In the first part of this series I would like to talk about one of the world’s largest crops that we are all familiar with, cotton. We have long been told of cotton’s many benefits and we assume because it’s natural, it…


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