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Make home accessories by Vanessa Arbuthnott

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Making your own accessories is a great way to bring a fresh, individual feel to a room. Here, textile designer Vanessa Arbuthnott presents a range of creative projects using her beautiful fabrics, for beginners and seasoned stitchers alike...

Sewing projects

Sew a gathered lampshade cover

Make a padded headboard

Sew a pretty ironing board cover

Sew a tailored tablecloth

Sew piped cushions

Sew reversible placemats

Sewing instructions

How to sew plain seams

How to sew fabric ties

How to sew in a zip

How to handstitch: slipstitch, hemstitch and running stitch

How to make piping

How to sew darts

How to sew inverted pleats

To see Vanessa Arbuthnott’s range of fabrics, visit


All of the projects are taken from 'The Home-sewn Home' by Vanessa Arbuthnott  with Gail Abbott (Cico Books, £16.99). 


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