Learn To Sew
Like a Pro
with these expert resources.
Secrets Of Sewing
is a comprehensive sewing instruction program with over 300 pages of vital
sewing information. To help you maximize your learning, it comes with a helpful work book designed
to guide you step by step to learn to sew.
In addition to the core textbook and work book, there are several very useful
bonuses that you will treasure for years as you learn to sew.
is a vital tool for you as you learn to sew. There are many specialty terms used
in sewing, quilting, and crafting that have special meanings. My Sewing Dictionary provides both a
PDF ebook format and an easy to use sofware that makes it easy to acces the definition and
explanation of each sewing term.
The Rotary Cutting
Many beginning sewers overlook the special skills and details involved in laying
out patterns as well as cutting out patterns and fabrics. The Rotary Cutting Guidebook reveals the
vital secrets you need to learn how to sew and cut out your projects.
To learn more about this special instruction course CLICK HERE.
For more learning opportunities explore the complete sewing education
To Learn about hand sewing and needle arts CLICK HERE.
How To Sew Pillow Cover
How To Sew An Easy Decorative Pillow Cover
Decorative pillows are a quick and easy way to perk up your decor. They can be
very expensive to buy, but very easy and inexpensive to sew your own.
Here is how to sew an easy, decorative pillow cover that takes very little time
or effort. Even a beginner can do it!
This style pillow is sometimes called a "Harem" pillow. It is a different
version of the "Knife Edge" pillow.
This is a great way to dress up and recycle your old knife edge pillows. You can
also purchase or make a knife edge pillow liner or form to insert in the Harem cover.
To make the "Harem" cover, follow these instructions:
1. Cut 2 squares or rectangles of fabric the desired pillow size plus 1/2 inch
seam allowances all around.
2. Place right sides together and stitch three sides of the pillow plus around
the corners on the fourth side for about 2-1/2 inches on each side leaving an opening in the middle
to insert the pillow liner or form.
Note: You have the option to insert a zipper in the fourth seam or leave the
opening to insert the pillow form and hand stitch the opening closed.
3. Press the seam allowances open
4. Do not cut or trim the seams or corners.
5. While the pillow cover is wrong side out, draw a line across each corner on
an angle about 2-1/2 inches down from the corner.
6. While still wrong side out, pinch and gather up the corners with your fingers
along the drawn line.
7. Use string or strong carpet thread to wrap around the pinched corner and tie
a secure knot.
8. Now, turn the cover right side out.
9. Insert your knife edge pillow liner or form.
Note: It is not necessary to tie the corners of your knife edge pillow
10. Close the zipper or slipstitch the opening closed.
Enjoy your Harem pillow.
Another idea is to go ahead and turn your pillow cover right side out first and
then tie all four corners for a different look. Tie the corners with some decorative cord and
Cut up sheets or pillow cases to make your Harem pillows to match your bedroom
decor. It adds a real decorator touch!
If you are artistic, here is your chance to have your accent pillows make a
statement in your home. A pillow is the perfect palette to do your creative thing whether it is
stitching, painting, photography, or whatever, put it on your pillows.
Try it! It just makes sense!
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1st Step To Sewing Success
Marian Lewis is a sewing instructor and the creator of an amazing new fitting
method for hard-to-fit sewing folks. In her ebook, "Common Sense Fitting Method For Hard-To-Fit
Sewing Folks Who Want Great Fitting Skirts And Pants", find out step-by-step WHAT you really need,
WHERE you really need it and HOW to apply that to a commercial sewing pattern.
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Marian is also the author of other eBooks related to sewing including, "Sew A Tee Pee And
Accessories For Your Tribe Of Kids" and "Classy Designer Straight Skirt" where she teaches basic
and advanced sewing techniques.
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