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Home Decor & Upholstery

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Sew a Bench Cushion in Two Hours! A Free Sewing Tutorial with Melanie Ham

Watch Melanie Hams free video tutorial and learn how to sew a washable bench cushion! Melanie loves to share her sewing tutorials with you! Visit her blog post for more details on calculating yardage…Continue

Tags: sewing, MelanieHam, tutorial, foam, seat

Started by Susan Aug 5, 2016.

DIY Decorator Poufs, Ottomans, and Floor Cushions

Four free video lessons demonstrating how to make these comfortable floor accessories for your home. Learn to create an ottoman, pouf, and floor cushions in two ways. Grab some…Continue

Tags: polyfill, pillow, ottoman, pouf, sewing

Started by Susan Feb 2, 2016.

How to Sew an Upholstery Zipper

This free sewing tutorial from the …Continue

Tags: zipper, upholstery, sew, tutorial

Started by Susan Jan 27, 2016.

Sewing A French Seam for Upholstery

"Published on Jan 26, 2015I am showing you how to sew a French seam with a single needle industrial Consew machine. Double-needle machines make French seams easier, but you can do a good job with a…Continue

Tags: how-to, demo, Japan, backtack, reverse

Started by Susan Sep 25, 2015.

76 cent Bedroom Transformation

Brown, gold and black were the decorating colors of choice 8 years ago.  Of late,…Continue

Started by Destashification Jan 31, 2015.

Removable Day Bed Cover with Piping - Free Sewing Tutorial from Jackie Hernandez 1 Reply

Jackie Hernandez teams up with OnlineFabricStore and shows us how to make one of these daybed covers with large self-welt detail along the edges that gives the cover an upholstered look.  If you…Continue

Tags: blue, marine, damask, furniture, upholstery

Started by Susan. Last reply by Patricia Oct 13, 2014.

Roman blind tutorial in 20 pictures or less 1 Reply

 Complete with very thoughtful recommendations for hardware, pleating,…Continue

Tags: pleating, tutorial, blinds, custom, hardware

Started by Susan. Last reply by Melody Bowles Jan 12, 2013.

Measurement for a 1" foam square 10 Replies

Hello,I am hoping someone can help me with measurement to cover a foam cushion.  The cushion is 12" long and 10-1/2" wide and 1" thick. It will be a cushion for a high chair.   I do not want to add…Continue

Started by Melody Bowles. Last reply by Melody Bowles Jan 12, 2013.

How to Sew A Rosette Pillow 3 Replies

I love rosettes! In this video Niler Taylor will show you how to take leftover scraps to make this whimsical ruffled pillow. This easy project will have your guests intrigued by the sheer beauty of…Continue

Tags: owl, fabric, sewing, sew, rosette

Started by Susan. Last reply by jbsews Jan 9, 2013.

Duvet Cover Designs - Opinion? 8 Replies

Since I am a complete sewing novice, I am trying to start with a simple project to practice sewing. I want to be able to sew my own winter coat but for now, I am starting with a simple Duvet…Continue

Tags: Miller, fabric, Designs, Flannel, Duvet

Started by TinyPliny. Last reply by Carol Fryer May 6, 2012.

Upholstery tips and tricks 1 Reply


Tags: furniture, tip, fabric, glue, tufting

Started by Susan. Last reply by Patricia George-Lezama Apr 25, 2012.

Piping on Throw Pillows - How to Make Throw Pillows

"How to construct a throw pillow with piping.  When using Sunbrella furniture fabric you will get the best ultraviolet, water, stain and wear resistant fabric on the market today. Sunbrella…Continue

Tags: corners, method, Sailrite, cushion, decor

Started by Susan Apr 24, 2012.

Any Ideas for Making a Cover for a Spinning Wheel?

I have recently turned my small dinning room into a small parlor.  There is enough room for two wing backed chairs and table.  I am also putting a Lendrum Spinning Wheel in there. I would like to…Continue

Tags: cozy, wheel, spinning, cover, dust

Started by Paula Weathers Apr 19, 2012.

How to Sew Perfect Corners for Pillows 1 Reply

by …Continue

Tags: allowance, seam, tutorial, zipper, form

Started by Susan. Last reply by Patricia Feb 2, 2012.

Pieced Roman Shades - Video Tutorials

Terrell Sundermann discusses pieced Roman Shades on the PBS TV show "Creative Living with Sheryl Borden." Click here for more…Continue

Tags: decor, TV, mini_blinds, quilted, pieced

Started by Susan Sep 9, 2011.

From a Tablecloth and Shower Curtain

Rarely does my Stash not have all the fabric needed for a room make-over.  However, the son recently requested a new bedroom set for his NYC apartment and the only Stash fabric he "approved" was a…Continue

Tags: frugal, Bedroom

Started by Destashification Jul 6, 2011.

Help with soft box cushion 1 Reply

I am looking for instructions on how to make soft box cushions (not sure if that is what they are called). These cushions are similar to boxed but don't have the boxing, instead the top and bottom…Continue

Started by Christy Statz. Last reply by Karen Apr 24, 2011.

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