Craft Book Month :: Sew Up a Home Makeover

Today I’m sharing a new project as a part of Craft Book Month hosted by Craftbuds.

I jumped at the chance to join in this month long celebration because books + crafting = total happiness in my world!

The latest craft book to join my library is Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes.

The author describes it as a book to help you make ‘little changes that make a big difference’.

It’s not your typical sewing book, there are no patterns in the back.

It’s a book full of 50+ inspiring ways to use fabric and color in your home to help make your space feel more like ‘you’.

The chapters are broken down by room and she covers projects and instructions for every room in the house (including babies, kids and teens).

I picked a Bolster Pillow and customized it for my daughter’s bedroom.

The instructions help you to either recover an existing bolster in your home or to make one from scratch.

I made one from scatch and added in a leftover Dresden from the quilt I made my little girl last year.

This project came together very easily and would have been faster had I not added the applique.  Total sew time about an hour and a half.

A little tip if you make this project ::  when you are attaching the circular ends to the center tube, wait to cut your notches until you’ve pinned both pieces together.

The book has you stay-stitch the circles and notch around every inch, doing the same for the center tube first.   This makes it hard to pin together because you won’t be cutting the notches exactly the same when doing the pieces separately.

Sew Up a Home Makeover is a great book if you love DIY and fabric!

I’ve bookmarked several of  the projects for other rooms in the house.  I like being able to use my favorite fabrics in the everyday spaces of my home.   Handmade decor really adds a special touch.

Do you like to DIY in addition to sewing and quilting?

If you come to my house you’ll always find several things in the process of being redone.   I have an addiction to making things over!

You can find Sew Up a Home Makeover here.

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Be sure to visit the other stops on the blog hop, lots of books and inspiration have been shared!

Week One
Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory Dock / Me Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & Ollie / Sew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric Seeds / The Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxes / Stitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie’s Korner / A Prairie Sunrise

Week Two
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designs / missknitta’s studio
Monday 9/10: Sew Tara / Clover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantastic / amylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia Jednoiglec / Two More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane Quilts / Don’t Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful Life / LRstitched

Week Three
Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face Designs / Canoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me Grey / Freshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay Sews / The Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest Thistle / Sew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitches / imagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet Designs / The Plaid Scottie

Lindsay is sharing  Q&As with craft book experts and offering book giveaways all month long.  You also have a chance to enter a project you’ve made from a craft book.

Make a project and then link it at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 1!

Thanks for visiting!

Lindsey
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9 responses to “Craft Book Month :: Sew Up a Home Makeover

  1. Lori Smanski

    This really seems like a fantastic book to have around. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pingback: Craft Book Month: Week 2 in Review + Giveaway! | Craft Buds

  3. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love all the color! 🙂

  4. Beautiful! I thought this was the image from the book and was thinking you were a cheater until I read a little closer!

  5. Your bolster is lovely. It looks like a lovely book!

  6. I have been a quilter and crafter for a long time and I love books that incorporate projects for both. This one really fits the bill. Your bolster is darling. My granddaughter would love one.

  7. darcychildress

    I really don’t need another craft book but now I WANT this one 🙂 love that pillow and the AMH on that quilt.

  8. kristine

    love the bolster!!! may I ask what the main fabric is? the colour is gorgeous 🙂

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