This beautiful and easy-to-follow guide teaches all the skills you need to make individual furnishings for your own home. Each technique is explained with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, and then applied to a range of contemporary projects including cushions, chair and headboard covers, bed linens, tablecloths, curtains, and more. Use this book to create stylish and useful items for each room in the house, using your own choice of fabrics and colors. Projects and inspiration are provided for every level of skill. Beginners can start with simple skills such as pinning, cutting and making seams. Later techniques introduce more complex methods like hems, curved seams, casings, borders, linings, and decorative touches such as edging, frills, ruching, and tassels.