Pillow Book • Make Pillow • Instruction Book
How to Make Pillows
This pillow book emphasizes the importance of thinking of pillows in two parts: the design and the process. The Basics chapter deals with getting started on pillows, working with pillow forms, construction techniques and essential equipment. The other chapters deal with the three main types of pillows: knife-edge, square edge, bolster & rounds, and pillows for furniture. This is a great book for the beginner or the experienced sewer in search of interesting designs.
Discover the decorating power of pillows! This pillow book gives a great tutorial about the way pillows work with furniture and color schemes in a room. Included in the different ideas are pillows made of rag rugs (a great idea for outdoor furniture), haberdashery pillows using old school uniforms, as well as leather pillows, needlepoint pillows, and pillows using fabric weaving among other ideas. A great source for the unexpected pillow design!
Featuring more than 40 classic and contemporary projects, this is a treasure for both the beginning and expert pillow maker. This pillow book is organized around trims and embellishments, but gives instruction for making the whole pillow for each trim or embellishment style shown. Stand out designs include the pieced embellishment pillow (shown on the cover, top) and reversed smock pillow - this texture is both unexpected and very sumptuous!
A great resource for thinking about pillows differently! The beginning of this pillow book examines how to sew different trims with wonderful photos, along with demos on reverse applique, smocking and shirring, and ideas for using up scraps you may have in your fabric stockpile. Ms. Lee also shows the impact the fabric stamps and button designs have on pillows. Details are the emphasis with this book, and the star pillow (on the cover) and shopping bag "pillow", complete with velvet fruit, shouldn't be missed!