On a different note, January is a good time to do some sewing for your interior. I have a vague plan to make a new duvet cover but that remains to be seen. I enjoy home dec sewing for the most part, lots of clean angles and no tricky fitting, with the fun bonus of math calculation thrown in for good measure.
I have a new post today on the Craftsy blog on sewing throw pillows. Which may seem fairly simple but have you ever sewn a pillow cover and the corners are a bit too pointy instead of plump? Somehow your pillow retains a weird dog-eared shape? Check out my post for a solution.
In the spirit of decluttering I am offering a giveaway of this Singer Sewing for the Home book seen below, which I found at a garage sale (of course). I have said it before but these Singer sewing books are fantastic, the photos are really good and illustrate their information well. If you find the Singer Tailoring book do not think twice - grab it and pay whatever they are asking (well, if it is under $ 10, I suppose) because that book is golden.
I don't think of myself as much of a home dec sewer, and then got to thinking this morning about what I have sewn over the years. Curtains, cushions for a kitchen banquette, throw pillows, duvet covers and pillow shams, window valances, lots of outdoor chair covers, tablecloths and napkins. OK, I guess periodically I do indulge in a bit of home decor sewing. I think of it as utilitarian but it is quite rewarding to get just the color/fabric that you want.
Anyway, if you are interested in this book let me know in the comments and I will randomly choose one name to send it to. (International is ok).
Happy January sewing, Beth