This title shows you how to sew and embellish 20 gorgeous bolsters, pillows and slipcovers; simple-to-follow techniques shown in 200 photographs. It is a practical and inspiring guide to making simple but beautiful cushions, pillows and covers, featuring 20 step-by-step projects. It includes an easy-to-follow techniques section that summarizes the basic sewing techniques, such as creating a classic envelope opening, using flanges and decorative piping. The designs range from contemporary to classic, with a variety of cushion shapes, including bolster, square, circular and chair cushions. The original projects include a square box cushion, a velvet bolster, a kitchen-chair seat pad, a circular fringed cushion and a striped ribbonwork cushion. Simple instructions are presented in over 200 pictures. Cushions and pillows are the perfect way to dress a room, giving a sense of personal style as well as essential comfort. Whether you want a cosy den piled high with soft cushions, classic bolsters to complement the interior design, or individual pieces to create focal points and textural accents, this practical book allows you to create a cushion for every occasion. The 20 inspiring projects offer a style to suit every room. Each one has clear step-by-step instructions and a stunning final picture. The designs can be followed exactly, or materials and techniques can be adapted to suit an interior scheme. It includes essential sewing techniques, such as making your own cushion pad, fitting a zipper, and adding decorative cord. With 200 photographs and clear instructions, this accessible handbook offers dependable techniques as well as original inspiration.