Are you wanting to do a home makeover? Look no further for help! Sometimes the best way to redecorate a room is simply to refresh it. It's possible that just a change of curtains or some new accessories can make all the difference in the world. A bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen, or any room can look dramatically different--amazingly better--with just a few updates. Using the expert techniques in the guide, you'll learn everything you need to know to make your own new furnishings, including: *How to take measurements accurately before you begin your sewing projects *Estimating how much fabric to use, a useful skill for any haberdasher *Basic sewing techniques *And much more. One of the easiest and most economical ways to add style and coziness to your home is by adding fabric accents. You can add bed coverings, slip covers, window dressings, cushion covers, and Roman shades. Because many home accessories require no patterns or contentious sleeves, sewing these items is a great starting point for many beginning seamstresses and tailors. Detailed instructions and photos are provided on how to sew ruffles, round corners on cushions and bedding, and shirred welting on cushions and shams as well as how to add zippers to cushions. Instructions are also provided for a variety of techniques used in custom household decorating. Advice is provided to help the reader best understand fabrics, sewing supplies, and special tools. There is a list of fabrics, their recommended uses, how to care for them, and advantages and disadvantages of each type of fabric. Now you can recreate your home with a few techniques that can be applied to any style of décor. If you are looking for a home makeover for your whole house or just one room, this is a handy book that will help you add fashion to your home on a budget with beautiful yet affordable home decorations.