Beautifully styled and exquisitely detailed, this compendium of techniques will give you all the skills you need to make individual furnishings for your own home. Each technique is explained with clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs, then applied to a range of beautiful, contemporary projects. Working through these will help you learn and practice sewing skills, which you can then use to make all sorts of other projects, specially designed to suit your own windows, chairs, tables, and beds. The early techniques are aimed at complete beginners and teach simple skills, such as pinning, cutting, and making seams. Later techniques introduce slightly more complex skills, including hems, curved seams, casings, borders, linings, and decorative touches, such as edging, frills, ruching, and tassels. The book provides everything the home sewer needs to make beautiful, stylish, and individual projects to enhance every room of the house.