Ever look around your house and think "That could look better!" You can MAKE your home more like you, a comfortable space that reflects your family's personality. Lexie Barnes' new book, Sew Up a Home Makeover, is ready to provide the inspiration and instruction necessary to take that leap into such projects such as...
...recovering your sofa! The detailed diagrams actually make this seem easy enough to do. I'm tempted! Bedroom, living room, kid's room, kitchen--there are projects for the every room. She also provides guidance choosing fabrics, utilizing what you have, and gathering inspiration.
As an avid tea drinker, I can fully support an attractive and functional cozy for my teapot. Going on the list.
I love changing pillow coverings. It's such a quick way to really invigorate a room. I adore this pleated trim.
My poor slippers were worn completely down a while ago. This favorite pair was purchased while I was studying abroad in England and I loved their easy slip-on nature. When I saw this project, I knew exactly this was the replacement I was looking for. These easily came together with a little yardage, bias tape, and batting. In hindsight, I would add more batting for cushion (or maybe even toweling as she suggested) but I was delighted that my impromptu use of coated cotton was an excellent replacement for the non-slip fabric that was called for.
I am thrilled with my new slippers! Special shout-out to my friend, Erin McMorris, who designed the fabric I used for the top. A quick diagonal quilt stitch keeps the layers together and my walking foot kept all my layers from shifting. I used solid cotton for the lining, but one of our cozy flannels would be delicious.
Want a chance to sew up your own home makeover? I have two! copies to give away to a lucky Bolt reader. Leave a comment below (limited to US readers only) and I'll draw two names on Friday. Tell me your best, worst, or most hopeful home makeover story and I'll draw winners at random. Good luck!