Category Archives: Sewing Tutorials

How to Recover Chandelier Lamp Shades

Recovering Lamp Shades Tutorial

Recently, after selling my living room lamp shades, I received several requests for tutorials on how to recover lamp shades. And since then I’ve had the opportunity to recover three different lamp shades with three different methods and I took pictures of … Continue reading

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How To Make A Double Ruffle Boxed Pillow

Floral Box Pillow 1

This is one of my favorite pillow styles. It’s cross between a pillow and a cushion…but more pillow than cushion especially if you use a feather insert. And even though the “box” part of this pillow may be a bit … Continue reading

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How To Sew a Mitered Corner Pillow Flange

1-HowTo-Mitered Pillow Flange (19)

As much as I like ruffles you just can’t put ruffles on every pillow. Well, I suppose you can…because they sure are cute…but it’s not necessarily a good idea. When making a collection of pillows I like to mix it … Continue reading

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How to: Making a Ruffled Bell Valance

Flange and Ruffle Detail

I call this sweet little valance a Bell Valance. I’m sure it has other names but since it looks like “bells” this just seems to make sense. This valance is a favorite among my clients as well as you guys … Continue reading

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Top 10 Unexpected Tools in My Sewing Room

Painters Tape as Sewing Tool

I recently noticed that my sewing room/work room holds an inordinate amount of random things that I use while working that I loosely call “tools”. Today I thought I’d share a glimpse of my sewing room and these “tools” both … Continue reading

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How To Add a Custom Valance to Ready Made Panels

Curtains 4

This window treatment began life as a set of simple dark brown velvet Pottery Barn panels. The client, Renee, wanted to add color and pattern by altering her panels with a custom valance. Read more about our long distance collaboration … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Own Board Mounted Box Pleated Valance

Box Pleated Valance

When I made this valance a couple of years ago, I carefully documented each step, edited the pictures for a future post and then promptly put it out of my mind. Probably because I knew it was going to be … Continue reading

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Chenille Cinderella Pumpkin Tutorial

Chenille Pumpkin 1

Last week, while digging through my fabric stash, I came across a pile of chenille fabric scraps – complete with fringe – that was a bedspread in a former life.

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