Well, Landauer Publishing has done it again. Here is another in their Basics and Beyond series.
This 128-page book, written by Shannon Dennis has that wonderful spiral binding that lays flat. Love that in a book!
In the first section Shannon includes over 50 fundamental techniques including stitching, hemming, construction, trims and embellishments, closures and quilt making. She also covers the basic parts and functions of the sewing machine. As you can see by the following pictures, each technique includes clear directions with great pictures.
The projects section includes step-by-step instructions for making home decor for all around the house. Some of these projects include duvet covers, window treatments, chair covers, table settings and decorative pillows. There is also instructions on making a pet bed.
This book is true to it’s title – the basics and beyond information. But WAIT! I’ve not mentioned the DVD. On this 45-minute DVD the author goes over the techniques in the book with clear and easy to follow instructions. I always like to see any techniques demonstrated on video. Seems like that’s easier for me to learn.
This is a great basic sewing book for beginners and those who want to expand their sewing to home decor, or a refresher course for those seasoned seamstresses. For me, this is a nice addition to my other Basics and Beyond books. I’d like to make some curtains for this room and I do love that cat bed. Looks like more stuff to add to my “To Do” list.
Sewing Home Decor is available at your favorite bookstore, quilt shop or online from Landauer Publishing.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review and received no monetary compensation.
The book looks like a great modern addition to anyone’s sewing library. Great review, Lynda.
Thank you for such a great review! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the book!
Shannon, Thanks! Glad you found my review. Lynda