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"The Complete Book of Soft Furnishings" with consultant Jane Churchill

"The Complete Book of Soft Furnishings" with consultant Jane Churchill is the ideal book for those of you that like to do things for yourself. The book is bright and easy to read, with 208 pages of soft furnishing ideas to make your home come alive with colour and comfort. If you are looking for a book to help introduce you to making your own soft furnishings, this is the one.

The book is broken down into four sections. It begins with a discussion of fabric types, and give a picture and brief description of each of the fabric types and what they can be used for. Within the fabrics sections there are hints and tips on the cleaning and care of fabrics, and then there is a description of the sewing tools that you will need in order to do the projects described later on.

The next section is a discussion of period styles, ranging from the styles of the middle ages all the way to the styles of today. Special attention is given to the most popular styles of today, including Scandinavian, Oriental, Colonial and others.

The next section is the meat of the book. Here there are projects ranging from shower curtains to blinds, bed covers to cushions, and many, many more. Each of the projects is broken down into materials, measuring and making. The directions are simple and easy to follow, with diagrams that show what should be done. Also each project is cross referenced with other projects throughout the book that will help you along. These projects are great for novices and experienced sewers alike. And they will all help you decorate your home in the style you want.

At the end of the book there is a sewing guide to help explain many of the techniques used throughout the book, with diagrams included. There is also a discussion on how to make pipings. This is excellent if you plan to make your own cushions.

While "The Complete Book of Soft Furnishings" has a definite "do-it-yourself" slant, the reader should not be put off by that. Even if you never do any of the projects contained in the book, there are pictures and descriptions to help you make choices in your own soft furnishings. This book is not only practical, it is also inspirational, and is definitely worth a look.

"The Complete Book of Soft Furnishings" is an excellent jumping off point for those of you interested in making your own soft furnishings, or those of you interested in adding soft furnishings to your current decor.