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Custom Bedding: Decorative Shams & Bolsters

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Create three stunning pillow styles! Learn the techniques and insider tips you need to sew the custom bedding of your dreams.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jann Newton
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Your bedroom is supposed to be your escape–shouldn'’t you escape into style you love? Join designer Jann Newton in her online Craftsy class, Custom Bedding: Decorative Shams and Bolsters, to put a captivating, custom touch on your bedroom decor with luxurious pillows that you'’ll adore! Learn how to mix and match fabrics for a cohesive look, play with scale and figure out the yardage and cuts you'’ll need. Then, jump into your first class project: the Euro sham. Get a decorator-quality look as you learn to create a knife-pleat ruffle that will make this pillow really pop! Move on to a padded, flanged sham, making masterful miters and creating cording with confidence. Finally, make a beautiful neckroll bolster, as Jann shows you her special secret for creating tantalizing, tufted ends without any need for a long needle. There’'s a designer out there who has your exquisite taste: you. Give yourself the tools to bring your vision to life!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Selecting Pillows & Fabrics
Meet your instructor, interior designer Jann Newton, and preview the three gorgeous pillows in this class. Then, discover what weights of fabric will work best as Jann offers design advice for mixing and matching patterns. Finally, see how to calculate yardage needs when using a patterned fabric.
2. Euro Sham: Crisp Corners & Knife-Pleat Ruffle
3. Euro Sham: Construction
4. Flanged Sham: Flange & Cording
5. Flanged Sham: Construction
6. Bolster: Pillow Form & Zipper
7. Bolster: Finishing

Taught by

Jann Newton
Jann Newton
Jann Newton is a lifelong sewer with a flair for interior design. She owns and operates Newton Custom Interiors, where she crafts custom interior decoration that helps turn houses into homes. Jann has written articles for Drapery and Design Professional magazine and shares her insights and detailed decorating tutorials on her blog.

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