Secrets of Home Decor Sewing: Pillows, Cording, & Simple Patchwork Slipcovers (HD Video Download)

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!

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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 machin
  • Buttonhole foot for sewing machine
  • Seam ripper (for zipper installation)
  • Measuring tape


Author/Speaker/Editor: Kevin Kosbab

Format: High Definition Video Download

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