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- Make a bed sham for the kids bed
. . . but let them stuff it with PJs. Better
yet, let them make it. A zippered knife-edged throw
pillow is a PERFECT beginner project.
- Use extra bed pillows and blankets to
stuff scatter pillows. They are always handy when company
comes. Saves on linen closet space too.
- Turn your quilting, weaving or
cross-stitching into exclusive home fashion accents, by
converting them into throw pillows. This is a great way
to showcase your work.
- Make three 17x17" throw
pillows from 1 yd. of 54 inch fabric. Use an overall
pattern which does not require centering of a motif.
- Slipcover slips? Try stuffing strips
of foam into the tuckins. Alternately, put some of your
fabric remnants to work: roll them into a tube and stuff
the tuckins with those.
- Piece a slipcover from leftover
fabric. Creates an interesting effect with the charisma
of a quilt.
- Things to remember when slipcovering:
Most furniture can be slipcovered. The same basic
techniques apply to all. Use your imagination. Be daring!
Have fun with it. Dont be afraid to make
mistakes. Its your furniture. Its JUST
furniture. Use your instinct. Trust your judgment.
- Save that old chair! If its
structurally sturdy, but has boring fabric, doesnt
match or is just plain ugly; its a slipcover
candidate. The best first-time candidates have loose
cushions, straight lines and no wood showing. Sofabeds
typically fit the bill.
- Before slipcovering your furniture
dont be afraid to change the styling, or beef-up
the stuffing with additional polyester batting, foam or
cotton wherever you want (similar to adding shoulder pads
to a shirt.) The added styling will be covered by the new
"dress." Be inventive!
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