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Jazz up garments, accessories, and home furnishings with a few simple stitches and easy sewing tricks that don’t require a lot of time or expense. Decorative Sewing opens a world of fun, funky, and glamorous possibilities with embroidery, appliqué,MoreJazz up garments, accessories, and home furnishings with a few simple stitches and easy sewing tricks that don’t require a lot of time or expense.Decorative Sewingopens a world of fun, funky, and glamorous possibilities with embroidery, appliqué, patchwork, and beading by demonstrating a handful of basic sewing techniques. Even needlework novices can master the tricks of fabric manipulation and embellishment with this clearly illustrated, helpful guide that teaches a variety of hand- and machine-sewing techniques.Learn how to do 20 exciting, easy-to-work projects with the help of clear, step-by-step instructions paired with colorful how-to photos. Get started by getting to know some all- purpose sewing equipment. Then move on to fun, useful projects, such as satin-stitched bed linens, a quick-and-easy patchwork lap throw, and a dazzling beaded tote.Throughout this handy guide you’ll find “Sew Smart Tips” that highlight the most efficient methods to achieve stunning results. For inspiration beyond the projects, each technique has its own “Gallery of Ideas,” with photographs showcasing an array of applications.