Secrets of Home Decor Sewing: Pillows Cording & Simple Patchwork Slipcovers DVD

Discover tips and techniques for home-décor sewing.

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Join frequent Stitch contributor Kevin Kosbab to learn his favorite tips and techniques for home-décor sewing. From basic pillow construction and closure options to adding cording and creating simple patchwork slipcovers, Kevin offers accessible techniques that promise to create a big design punch. Get ideas for personalizing your home with handmade accessories that feature a custom, graphic look. These projects also make great gifts!

Watch + Learn

Get an overview of Kevin’s preferred home-dec sewing supplies:

  • Tools
  • Fabrics
  • Threads

Learn how to make:

  • Basic knife-edge pillows
  • Removable pillow covers with an overlapping envelope back
  • Pillow covers with zipper closures

Discover strategies for:

  • Making and applying cording
  • Creating patchwork slipcovers


  • A variety of home décor fabrics
  • Pillow forms
  • Cube-shaped storage ottoman to slipcover
  • Sewing machine
  • Machine needles to suit fabrics (jeans, sharp, upholstery, or topstitch)
  • Strong thread (all-purpose, heavy-duty, or upholstery)
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat
  • Iron and ironing board or pressing pad
  • Filler cord for piping
  • Zippers
  • Buttons
  • Zipper foot for sewing machine
  • Buttonhole foot for sewing machine
  • Seam ripper (for zipper installation)
  • Measuring tape

SKU: 12SW10

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kevin Kosbab

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596687639

Customer Reviews

Very good Review by Gaëtane

I like this video very much. Kevin Kosbad teach me how to make beautiful pillows . Each step of making different kind of pillows is described and he gives us many informations about tools, fabrics, techniques of sewing, so we could go on with confidence.

(Posted on 1/2/14)