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Teach Yourself Advanced Cushions

Teach Yourself Advanced Cushions   This is Simply Furnishings second practical guide to cushion making, focusing on how to create a range of truly stunning advanced cushion designs. These step-by-step sewing instructions will enable you to master a range of styles from frilled and pleated scatter cushions, bolsters and round cushions, to box cushions, squab cushions and other designs featuring mitres and other decorative borders.

After taking you through the planning and estimation stages, we provide easy to follow instructions for the making up of each of the featured design variations. You can also use the guide to continuously develop your skills by experimenting with different trimmings and fabric combinations.

Price: 8.99 / $17.89

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Beautifully sophisticated and expensive looking cushions made easy!
This guide is ideal for those of you with good basic sewing skills, who have already mastered the techniques involved in making more standard cushion designs. Our practical sewing instructions, assembly illustrations and design ideas will enable you to create an endless selection of beautiful cushions with variations in shapes, sizes, trimmings, borders and fabric combinations. 
We doubt you will find anywhere else such a comprehensive and accessible guide to creating a wide range of attractive advanced cushions like the ones shown above.
Our unique guide is great value for money and is provided as an immediate download after purchase, in Adobe PDF format, for you to read, print and re-use again and again. 
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Step 1 Plan Thoroughly
  • Consider the use of the cushion
  • Choose the right face fabric
  • Choose the right filling
  • Consider the design
Step 2 Estimation of materials
  • Fabric and materials required for the cushion cover
  • Types of fillings
Step 3 Making-up your chosen design
  • Design Group 1 - Advanced scatter cushions
  • Design Group 2 - Frilled or pleated scatter cushions
  • Design Group 3 - Bolster and round cushions
  • Design Group 4 - Box cushions with a zip insert along the band or welt
  • Design Group 5 - Cushions using mitres and borders
Step 4 Evaluation
  • How to critique and improve your finished work
  • Avoiding commonly made mistakes for each of the design groups
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