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Decorate With Confidence: Smart Sewing Techniques

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Conquer simple skills for DIY decor success in any project! Equip yourself with the know-how you need for savvy selection, planning and sewing.

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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, Donna Babylon
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Successfully sewing projects for the home starts with this set of essential skills! Join renowned home-decor designer, author and instructor Donna Babylon and improve the efficiency of your all your decorating. During class, you'll learn all about different fabrics, so you can make the right choice for any project. Then, find out how to make measuring, marking and cutting easier than ever before. Want to improve your project prepping? You'll discover great steps to take that will make planning for any project better and easier. Along the way, you'll get acquainted with great time-saving techniques, and even conquer the steps for success with pillows, window treatments and table coverings.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Material Differences
Meet your instructor Donna Babylon and learn about home decorating fabrics! Begin with evaluating different kinds of fabrics and understanding the best choice for your project. Then, learn how to test fabrics at home in different lighting. You'll also learn about print repeats and grain lines.
2. Behind the Seams
3. Custom Pillow Forms
4. Custom Pillow Covers
5. Window Treatments
6. Table Coverings
7. Finishing Techniques for Table Coverings

Taught by

Donna Babylon
Donna Babylon
Donna Babylon has dedicated her career to DIY home decor that's trendy without being spendy. That's why she travels the nation, sharing decorating techniques and sewing knowledge through seminars and workshops. In all of her teaching, she tries to communicate one underlying message above all else: Be flexible, keep a sense of humor and, most important, be fearless. When not teaching in person, Donna can be found sharing new skills through TV appearances and writing. She's penned more than a dozen books, made more than 250 television appearances and continually adds to her impressive line of patterns.

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