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    Picture your couch all fancied up with throw pillows you won't see anywhere else. The secret is making 'em yourself.
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  • If you're ready to give quilting a go, but aren't quite ready to dive into an entire quilt, it's time to meet the quilted placemat. It's the perfect project for practicing new skills, is totally manageable for newbies and, well, it's deliciously stylish.
    Lindsay Conner
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    Turn your finished panels into a chic, modern set that'll last for years.
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    Give your furniture a facelift as you learn to drape, fit and sew custom slipcovers that will hug the unique humps and curves of your wingback chair!
    Cherie Killilea
    Cherie Killilea
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    Tackle your first envelope pillow in a fun overview of this classic design. You'll learn how to work with any pillow pattern, including professional tips on how to cut and store the pattern pieces. Then cut your fabric and sew the envelope back with Joy's troubleshooting tips along the way. You'll love how easy it is to remove and change out your pillowcases using this elegant design.
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    Meet your instructor, interior designer and renowned sewist Linda Lee, as you discover the wide range of techniques and projects you'll make throughout the class. Linda explains what a miter is and how it can provide a welcoming aesthetic in your table decor. Next, she shows you how to make a napkin, adding a hem-stitched detail.
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    Add sophistication to any bed with a beautifully tufted bolster pillow. Learn how to make a custom form for your pillow and how to calculate the yardage needed for your desired size. Jann offers design tips on how to mix and match fabric, and shows you how to insert a zipper after you've created your pillow body.
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    Start your third project: a beautiful pointed table runner that incorporates several angled miters. Learn how to cut and angle the runner's ends, insert flat piping into a seam to add definition, and add decorative bands that add a lovely colorful contrast to the runner.
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    Cast your fears of velvet aside as Linda walks you through a basic velvet pillow project. You'll learn how to identify and align the nap of your fabric pieces, emboss velvet using your favorite designs, and use techniques that prevent your fabric from shifting while you work. Linda also shares troubleshooting tips for steaming, sewing and finishing your project!
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    Improve your velvet skills even more as you create a reverse smocked pillow. Using Linda's clear, simple techniques, you'll divide, mark and sew your velvet into a gorgeous textured pattern that highlights the voluminous qualities of the fabric.
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    Put your new mitering skills to work as you start the construction of a round tablecloth with side panels that offer a sophisticated pop of contrasting trim. Linda shows you how to successfully measure your table and calculate the yardage, select the best fabric for your project, and prepare the binding strips that will be sewn around the edges of the panels.
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    Try your hand at a casual gathered curtain, with consideration to the extra fullness that's needed for gathered fabric. Susan shows you how to use a shirring tape that provides an easy and consistent way to gather your fabric. Next, she demonstrates how to easily add drapery pins and hang your gorgeous curtain from a rod, wrapping the ends around the window frame for a sophisticated finish.
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    Delve into the world of decorative pillows as you learn to use your serger to make amazing textured fabric with luxury textiles such as silk dupioni and taffeta. First, learn how to make your own custom pillow template and then pick up expert tips for marking and sewing the pintucks you'll add to your pillow fronts. Use this decorative technique to serge vertical, horizontal or even diagonal lines on your pillow. Add pintucking both ways to create a captivating grid fabric! Then, serge panels together to make sumptuous, gathered fabric and learn how to use your blind hem foot for a practical yet decorative closure.
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    Sew custom slipcovers that fit so well, everyone will think it's new upholstery. Learn techniques for pin-fitting, sewing cord, conquering curves, adding closures and more.
    Kim Chagnon
    Kim Chagnon
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    Get versatile views by creating custom valances in this accessible home decor class with designers Sue Sampson and Ellen DeLucia. To purchase the pattern and sew along with Sue and Ellen, click on the Materials tab in the class. Shipping is free!
    Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia
    Sue Sampson & Ellen DeLucia
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    We love a good pom-pom fringe, especially when it's peeking out from under your holiday gifts. We've got all the info you need to craft up this easy tree skirt right here!
Get started on these cute ruffled edges with square corners — no dog ears here!
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    Prepare custom-made details for a beautiful tufted pillow project. Linda walks you through the steps for covering buttons, creating colorful piping and cutting perfectly round cushion pieces from silk.
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    Dive into your next project: a clean-finished, lined placemat. Linda helps you select fabric and interline the placemat, demonstrating hand-sewing techniques that sewists of all experience levels will love. Next, you'll apply a gorgeous ribbon frame with neatly mitered corners.
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    Tackle a third treatment with beautiful pleats. Susan shows you how to work with multiple widths of fabrics and add interlining. Next, you'll determine the placement and width of your pleats and spaces, drafting smaller or larger folds based on your preference and the size of your window.
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    Who says ornaments have to be wintry? If you like a little extra whimsy along with your snowflakes, Santas and woodland creatures, look no further than a felt rainbow. Hang 'em on your own tree or stitch up a bunch for friends!
    Jodie Rackley
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    Dive into a basic satin pillow project with Linda's expert help to guide you. You'll learn the best practices for cutting your fabric, Linda's techniques for creating perfect tapered corners, and special considerations for working with satin.
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    Learn how to make professional-quality shams with flanges that stand tall. Jann advises you on the best fabric to use for mitered corners before taking you step by step through the process. Then, make and attach cording to add luxurious detailing to your sham.
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    Construct a square or rectangular table topper with a wide binding using Linda's professional tips to guide you. Learn how to work with a binding that's wider than the seam allowance and cleverly hide seams within the miters for a crisp finish. Linda shares the best ways to calculate the yardage you'll need and offers additional troubleshooting tips for cutting, sewing and pressing.
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    Add movement and pizzazz to ordinary pillows with a sheer flanged pillow project. You'll learn how to select organza for your project before constructing your own pattern pieces, hemming and sewing the cover and enclosing the pillow. The result is a gorgeous flange with crisp corners!
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    While working on your pillow, you will learn about fabric construction, different types of edges, cutting, hemming, seam allowances and how to construct the French seam.
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