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I have several books so far about upholstery, but by far, this singer book is the best. The title is not misleading. It is about basics, but with it's common sense instructions and useful illustrations, the techniques demonstrated can be combined and used to reupholster many styles of furniture
. If you are looking for a book to teach you about more advanced techniques, you will have to look elsewhere, but if you are just beginning, then I can't think of a better source to take fear out of your first project.
Gave me the assurance that my project, sofa and love seat, could be done easily and have a professional look. Pictures and text make it easy to follow and apply the instructions. Suggested tools are a must for desired results.
Like the others in the Singer Reference Library series, this book is a step-by-step manual. The instructions are clear; the illustrations meaningful. Its title says it all: 'Upholstery Basics'-- from the ground up, so to speak. I have not done any projects yet, but am now not afraid to try.
ISBN: 0865733198 Date Published on 10/1/1997
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For do-it-yourself home decorators and dreamers, here is an indispensable guide to the art of furniture
upholstery, complete with beautiful full-color photographs throughout and a glossary of fabrics
, terms, materials, and techniques.
ISBN: 0517142724 Date Published on 9/30/1997
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Nothing adds more sheer comfort and pleasure to a room for less cost and effort than a new set of cushions for your chairs, or covers for a couch or bed
, which you can sew for yourself and spread your own personal cheer through every room. Try them all: simple bolster cushions, color-coordinated cushions, tasteful tablecloths, simple slip-ons, basic bedcovers. Create a host of exciting covers from fabrics
that feature your favorite designs. You'll find a treasury of inspirational ideas, all easy to sew with ordinary equipment. 96 pages, 32 color illus., 200 b/w illus., 7 1/2 X 10.
ISBN: 0706376765 Date Published on 9/1/1997
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|As an experienced seamstress that wanted to branch out into slipcovers, I found this book to be the answer to my prayers. I have several other books that have much prettier covers and use more glamorous fabrics but nothing that even comes close to the detailed steps provided in this book.
First off, making a slipcover is hard work. Nothing easy about it. I liked this book because it covers, in detail, each standard arm shape of sofas and chairs and gives pictures of exactly how to design and construct each type. The steps for making cushion covers is excellent. From how to make the pattern, making welting, putting in the zipper, to sewing the final seam. I refer to it each time because of the detailed construction pictures.
Most other slipcover books make way too many assumptions about the construction steps or try to describe things in text without pictures. This book does both very well.
This is a well-done book. It offers clear, detailed photos (yesssss!!!), instead of those TOTALLY UN-HELPFUL DRAWINGS that so many silly books have nowadays. I am going to finally attempt my first sewing project with the help of 'Slipcovers" by Creative Textiles.
ISBN: 0865734119 Date Published on 9/1/1997
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Amazingly easy to use fully illustrated guide to making, decorating, and decorating with cushions. Use beads, lace, ribbons, silk, flowers, scents, and more: spice up any space or piece of furniture
with gorgeous, unique pilliows and cushions.
ISBN: 1859674305 Date Published on 6/1/1997
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Introduces techniques essential to strong sewing skills. - Includes reference section for selecting fabrics. --This text refers to the Spiral-bound edition.
As a pillow designer, I was skeptical that I would find information that was new to me. In this book I found many tips that ensure a perfect result, along with wonderful pictures and detailed explanations of techniques. Even if not all of the pillow styles appeal to you, you'll be happy with this book as a guide.
Being a beginner, many sewing books (I have about 8 reference books!) are too advanced and ambitious for me and take for granted that everyone knows all the sewing terms. This book is such a no brainer that I am thinking of getting the rest of the series.
ISBN: 0865734100 Date Published on 6/1/1997
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Suggestions are given for more than 25 country-style decorating projects. Create quilts, bedspreads
, mats, throws, bags, slip covers, tablecloths, curtains
, and other useful and decorative soft furnishings and personalized gifts. Diagrams, instructions and templates, along with 150 color photos.
ISBN: 0844226548 Date Published on 3/1/1997
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This book supplies a whole-house pattern for spicing up homes, through easy-to-follow designs, quick and easy projects, and step-by-step instructions. More than 30 projects are featured. 250+ color illustrations.
ISBN: 1558704515 Date Published on 3/1/1997
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|This comprehensive guide is the last word in decorating your home with fabric. All aspects are covered, including curtains and drapes, cushions and pillows, soft seating, wall coverings, and linens. The book is loaded with practical and essential advice and actual projects in which the design ideas come to life. This beautiful volume contains over 800 full-color photographs and illustrations. |
ISBN: 1571450874 Date Published on 3/1/1997