|Our Teach Yourself
Guides provide you with the skills, flexibility and inspiration you need when furnishing your home. They will
enable you to avoid the costs and frustrations associated with inadequate ready made
products and expensive professional design and make services.
What's more, you can
now download each of our guides immediately, after
purchasing, as PDF files. Instead of waiting for your guides to be
delivered by post you can now save them to your computer and then
print out your copy. This has the added advantage of enabling you to
make notes, scribble and sketch on your guide and then simply print
a fresh copy for next time!
If you wish to buy
several guides then why not consider the full set? This contains all
9 guides and is available for download at half the price of the
individually sold guides for just £35.99.
Furnishings' Teach Yourself
Guides give you the ability to create your own beautiful soft
furnishings in your own choice of fabrics and designs achieving a
really professional finish
- A unique range of seven individual sewing
guides available for immediate download from our website
- Practical step-by-step instructions covering
every stage of the design and make process
- No detailed knowledge of soft furnishings
required - only sound basic sewing skills
- Carefully designed to be easy to use and fun
to work through, avoiding confusing jargon
- Free introductory sewing guide and Glossary to assist beginners
- All guides follow the same basic style and
- Information is clearly laid out alongside
illustrations and colour photos of finished articles
Guides can be individually purchased and downloaded in PDF format
Alternatively, the entire set of 9 guides is available on CD ROM
for delivery worldwide
- Last but not least....
Our guides are excellent value for money ranging from only
|Where to begin?
the help of our two introductory sewing guides, even beginners will be able to learn to
make a range of beautiful soft furnishings products with confidence! Then, once you have
mastered the basic techniques the guides will show you how to develop your skills further,
instructing you on more advanced techniques including design and fabric
you have several options! Simply check out the suggestions below and click on the
appropriate links to find out more.
If you are a complete
beginner or have some limited sewing
experience but have never made any soft furnishings before, then start by downloading our
free beginner's guide covering basic tools and sewing terms, stitches and seams. Find out more and download the free
Read about each of our Teach
Yourself Guides in detail. We have
produced 7 guides in total, two introductory guides and one individual guide for each soft
furnishings project. Here you will find an overview of the contents and structure of each
of our sewing guides along with a short introduction. Select a soft furnishings
project/guide from the list in the left menu.
Place your order quickly,
simply and securely online! Once you have decided which of the guides you would like to
purchase, go to the page detailing the particular guide (or CD-ROM) and simply click on
the "add to shopping basket" button . You will be asked to
confirm your selection and will then be redirected back to the guides pages to continue
shopping. By clicking the "View basket" button at the top of the page you may
remove items from your basket at any time. Once you have finished click the "Go
to checkout" button at the top of the page. At the checkout the total cost of your
guides will be calculated and appropriate shipping costs added
if ordering the CD. You will then need to
follow the instructions enabling you to pay securely by credit card.
Once you have completed the
purchase process a link to the Adobe PDF file will be displayed -
save this to your computer for you to view and print - an
invaluable resource that you can refer to and use again and again.
If you have ordered the CD, Simply Furnishings will send this
to you by post within 7-14 days.
Finally, make sure you have a copy of
our free introductory guide to hand.
In order to avoid repetition, we often refer back to this guide in
each of our full sewing guides. Even if you are not a complete
beginner, there may be a techniques or terms that you are not
American visitors should also bear in mind that many of the sewing
and soft furnishings terms used in England are different to those
you may be familiar with. Our glossary and introductory guide will
prove very handy in ensuring that you are able to follow the
instructions in the guides more easily.
|Still not sure
which soft furnishings project is right for you?
you would like to learn more about making soft furnishings before you begin browsing
through our set of guides, check out our "Getting Started" section. Here you will learn more about the different types
of soft furnishings covered in our guides and find out how to pick the right designs and
|If you're interested
to find out what inspired Simply Furnishings to write the guides and why we believe they
provide such a unique learning experience why not check out this message from the author Wendy Molnar.