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Sew Up a Home Makeover: 50 Simple Sewing Projects to Transform Your Space by [Barnes, Lexie]
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With a sewing machine and fabric, plus a few household tools (scissors and tape measure, for two), anyone, claims self-taught designer-author Barnes, can make over a chair, a table, or a room.

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Refresh Your Home with Fabulous FabricsBeautiful fabrics and basic sewing skills elevate any room from tired to inspired in just a few hours. These fifty projects are inexpensive to make and easily customized to suit your taste and furniture proportions. Simple instructions -- some projects don't require sewing at all -- and complete materials lists will have you making everything from pillows and slipcovers for your sofa to lampshades and colorful art for your walls. You'll be delighted with the style and energy fabric can bring to your home.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7918 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (15 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UWLJ26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #565,412 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Such a nice book. Anyone can sew.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x884e3d5c) out of 5 stars 23 reviews
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8806f8f4) out of 5 stars Priceless Resource for Reference Again and Again! 23 Oct. 2011
By Sheri Newton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes includes 50 simple sewing projects to transform your space. Patterns aren't needed for these projects, just some time and the basic materials.

Sew Up a Home Makeover gives inspiration to create beautifully customized pieces for your home. The arrangement of ideas shown could easily be seen on an episode of The Nate Berkus Show (which I watch as often as I can). I wouldn't be surprised if this book was featured on the show in the very near future either.

The 50 custom sewing projects included cover a huge variety of ideas for everywhere in your home. There are also variations of some of the projects to show you what else you could do with it that is very similar. This book will show you how to make a headboard, sew your own placemats and napkins, pillows, bags, slipcovers, and much more.

This isn't really a teaching to sew kind of book. It covers some basics on sewing, but doesn't cover it in much depth. The average person buying this book should already know the basics, and be readily able to sew the projects included in the book. I like this because it doesn't waste time explaining things that most of us reading the book should know anyways.

If you know how to sew and want to take your home from drab to fab, this is an extremely valuable tool to help you have the fabulous house of your dream - with minimal expenses. I highly recommend it to all of the DIYers.

* Thank you to the publisher of Sew Up a Home Makeover, Storey Publishing, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8806f948) out of 5 stars A Must Must MUST have book!! 12 Jan. 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In her book Lexie talks about six basic principles to help you achieve your decorating goals. She also talks about different types of fabric and tools that you can use. There is even a section on tips and techniques. There are projects in this book for pretty much every room in the house. Some are sewing and some are not. All you need is a little fabric, a little time, and this awesome book to create the beautiful things for your home. All of the ideas in the book would be great weekend projects. The first project I am going to do is the lamp shade recover. My daughter just got all new bedding, curtains and rug for her bedroom for Christmas, and her current lamp shade does not match her new lovelies. We had talked about redoing it some how but couldn't decided what to do. After looking in this book, we can't wait to get to the fabric store and get lots of pretty things to fix it up with. I also want to make some of the big Ravioli Floor Pillows (fits a 26" square pillow). I know the kids would each love some of these for their rooms. Like I said before, I am not the best seamstress in the word. I have made a few things for the kids but that has been the extent of it. This book has inspired me to get out my poor dusty sewing machine and use it. It have a feeling I am going to enjoy using it too. All of the ideas in this book a simple and easy to make. There are step by step instructions that tell you what to do. There are even graphics that show you, for example, how to place the straps to sew onto a bag or how to sew a zipper in place. There is even a pattern to make some oh so cute slippers. I LOVE IT!!

I received this book for review from Lexie Barns/Storey Publishers. The views expressed are my own. I was not compensated for this review
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8806fd80) out of 5 stars Very inspiring 2 Dec. 2011
By Argie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just made an envelope pillow and it came out fantastically! It made an excellent gift that looked lots more expensive than it was. Next I'm going to make curtains, and then maybe a duvet cover. I like how many ideas there are, and that the instructions are succinct, not too wordy (which can sometimes be confusing, I've observed in other project books), but also not too bare bones. A perfect little book, for me, anyway!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8804a168) out of 5 stars I can sew a square! 3 Aug. 2012
By Serine E. Shannon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I nabbed this book because I'm a pretty crummy seamstress. I'm not sure how much an advanced seamstress would gain from this, but it is a great foundation and reference book. I just bought my first house and can't believe how much basic window treatments cost. This book is fantastic for me and I am learning a lot about sewing home basics. The directions are simple, clear and really helpful. Thank you!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8804a24c) out of 5 stars Excellent 14 Mar. 2014
By S. Hamilton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love this book as the "how to" sections are excellent...love that Lexie Barnes breaks it down into how to measure, type of stitch to use, technique, etc. so you can go to the store and buy what you need to do the project. I wasn't blown away by the fabric selection on the other hand I know how to do that...what I was looking for was a "how to" on making lamp shades, box cushions for chairs, throw pillows, duvet covers, upholstered headboards, etc. Very handy book, nice technique, simple to follow instructions. I bought it used and it was definitely a bargain which I'd recommend to any one interested in easy do it yourself projects for your home.
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