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The Home-Sewn Home: 50 projects for curtains, shades, pillows, cushions, and more Paperback – 11 Oct 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: CICO Books (11 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908170816
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908170811
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 1.6 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Vanessa Arbuthnott started her own fabric design business ten years ago and was soon featured in Country Living and the Saturday Telegraph. She has never looked back and her enthusiasm for designing fabric is as strong as ever. This is her first book. Vanessa is based in Gloucestershire.

Gail Abbott is a home stylist and writer whose work regularly appears in interiors magazines such as The World of Interiors, Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home. She is the author of nine books, including Shoestring Chic, Living with Light, Decorating with Blue and White, Living with White, and The Newly-Wed’s Guide to Setting up Home, all published by CICO Books. Gail is based in Cambridge.


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By Peasant TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Dec. 2012
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The projects in this book have a very fresh, dare one say trendy, look to them but in fact you could easily pick your fabrics to go with any kind of interior. Many obviously have that "shabby-chic" or "minxy-vintage" look about them, but others could be adapted to go with period interiors or the ultra-modern. This makes it a book which will be useful to the skint of all tastes, not just those fans of the current rage for "home-crafting".

The level of skill required varies, but I would say it's suitable for those who've already done a bit of sewing and are ready to improve their level of competence, or the bright and resourceful who are happy to learn. Some projects, such as the home-made ironing board cover in the fabric of your choice, are so blindingly obvious that I am appalled I never thought of it for myself - however, it is just because we often DON'T think of these things for ourselves, that we need a book like this.

If you are an absolute novice, you may find some of the instructions more opaque than you would like. The author also has a website with more images and illustrations, which I'm sure some readers will find helpful. If you're an experienced needleperson, you'll welcome the ideas, the hints for doing things which may have thought of but not quite been able to work out, and the fresh way of presenting stuff which has featured in a thousand vintage sewing books but without this level of contemporary pzazz.

For really clear diagrams and tips on many of the basic skills featured, you couldn't do better than invest in a copy of The Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing
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What a pathetic book! Absolutely nothing new, terminally boring, totally uninspiring. Even the sewing is almost unbelievably amateurish. If I were a cynic I would say it was merely a vehicle to try and sell someone's fabrics and a crib from the brilliant, `Soft Furnishings: " Ideas And Fabrics By Designers " by Tricia Guild (Oct 1980) ...the lampshade and other items are all but identical. Now that book was ahead of its day, very inspirational and totally professional.
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Good suggestions for window treatments and lovely photographs. Slightly too much focus on Ms Arbuthnott's (admittedly lovely) extremely expensive fabrics for my taste. Skimpy on detail but fine for a reasonably confident sewer.
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I do love craft books that are easy to follow, and this is one of them.

Filled with projects that are easy to replicate even for a novice like me, you will soon find yourself enthused to carry out more and more home-based projects and relish in your achievements.

Gorgeous photographs run through this book and my friend has already absconded with it, so it must be good as she's no crafter.
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Lovely book to flick through and clear instructions. Haven't made anything yet but l'm looking forward to trying sone things out. May have a go first with sone cheap fabric before making the real things.
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I have bought this as a Christmas present for my mum who has recently got into crafts and sewing. The book looks very informative and beautifully put together, I know she will love it and enjoy making interiors from it.
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This is a brilliant book for the experienced or not so experienced as it explains in simple terms and shows in detail. Lots of good ideas for things to make for presents and for your own home. I would recommend this book. Makes an ideal gift - I purchased one for myself and then another as a Christmas gift.
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Was so excited when I ordered this but disappointed when it arrived. It uses all her fabrics - seems like a sales drive! Not much original in this book - seen it all before.
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