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[UPDATE 12/06/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member SandyLW

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Sew Decorative: Quick and Easy Home Accents from Sew News.

Decorate your living space with warmth and charm! From Sew News—the trusted sewing source—discover 24 inspiring projects that can be easily adapted to suit any decor. Create everything from cozy pillows, place mats, and pot holders to clever curtains and lampshades.

  • Techniques include pleating, gathering, boxing corners, adding trims, using decorative built-in machine stitches, and embroidery by machine
  • “Home-Sewing Specifications” section provides a sewing glossary plus basic info about French seams, embroidery stitches, and more
  • Skill levels range from beginner to advanced, providing something for everyone

Click here for purchasing info on Sew Decorative: Quick and Easy Home Accents from Sew News.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite home accent to sew?

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.20 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating on this comment to win!

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    Dec 6, 2012, 02.16 PMby Maureen Kubisz

    I find that I make slip covers the most. When I am fitting, I think of my chairs like models that never say, ‘Ouch, was that a pin?’ or ‘Does this make me look fat?’

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    Dec 6, 2012, 10.21 AMby libra-s

    I have made curtains and pillows. Curtain is such a daunting task but as fun as making a pillow!

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    Dec 6, 2012, 05.25 AMby thecraftyone

    potholders but I think when I start making pillows they will become my facvorite

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    Dec 6, 2012, 04.54 AMby Cindy Trombley

    I’ve sewn whole nursery sets, curtains, drapes, bedspreads, pillowshams, pillowcases & cushion covers.I often make decorator kitchen towel sets for the holidays or oven mitts. Sew News had the best directions for making waterbed sheets. I even added non-skid material to some bathroom rugs once! But, My favorite home accent to sew is curtains and table covers — runners, placemates, and tablecloths.
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    Dec 6, 2012, 03.51 AMby Cheryl Henderson

    My favorite home accents to sew are Balloon Shades and coordinating valances, with matching pillows.

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    Dec 6, 2012, 02.38 AMby marliesbs

    I just finished baby room bedding and curtains.

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    Dec 6, 2012, 01.43 AMby margylee

    I like to sew pillow cases especially with very colorful fabric for pillows that I take on travel so I won’t forget them on the hotel bed!

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    Dec 6, 2012, 01.09 AMby Susanne Ascue

    love making bathroom curtains and bedroom pillows!

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    Dec 6, 2012, 01.06 AMby firenice468

    i’ve been meaning to make curtains for AGES!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 11.00 PMby flutefish

    Quilts! :)

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    Dec 5, 2012, 10.16 PMby dutch83

    sew all the things!!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 09.50 PMby Zenica-stan

    I enjoy to sew for my son,cause he forgives me all mistakes i make while I’m sewing :) and thats why i would love to have this book…to sew better things for him.

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    Dec 5, 2012, 09.37 PMby Christianne DeHart

    I need this book. I just moved into an older house with tons of bay windows, too expensive to buy new drapes for a rental!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 09.36 PMby maidenjane

    I like to sew aprons!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 09.32 PMby kelly40

    I like curtains such an impact for redoom.oing a r

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    Dec 5, 2012, 09.29 PMby brokensilverfae

    This book would be great to have and improve the house and gifts.

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    Dec 5, 2012, 09.28 PMby Naomi Williams


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    Dec 5, 2012, 09.28 PMby amberwork

    Curtains and pillows!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 07.31 PMby netmyda

    I definitly like sewing curtains!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 07.22 PMby mishe12

    pillows and curtains…i also love making duvet covers

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    Dec 5, 2012, 06.36 PMby aega


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    Dec 5, 2012, 05.17 PMby SewNotWork

    Fun ideas! Looks like it would be a useful book. Favorite easy accent would be throw pillows.

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    Dec 5, 2012, 04.01 PMby SandyLW

    I love sewing, it is so relaxing and when you are done there is nothing that is so rewarding as to see that you actually did it. The more I can do the better and since I haven’t updated the look to the house in about 15 yrs, it’s time for a change!!


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    Dec 5, 2012, 04.00 PMby joen

    I usually sew curtains when Home Dec sewing. I do enjoy sewing holiday decorations and I have just started sewing table runners. This book has some great decorating ideas!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 03.58 PMby SueBE

    I’m getting ready to sew draft dodgers. I want to work on pillows and lamp shades! —SueBE

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    Dec 5, 2012, 03.16 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Easiest by far is curtains. It adds such an impact with little effort. I do like making pillows as well.

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    Dec 5, 2012, 03.13 PMby Alili

    My favorite are floor pillows and seat pillows.

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    Dec 5, 2012, 02.02 PMby flashabou

    Quilts always look nice on the back of the couches and beds.

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    Dec 5, 2012, 11.39 AMby WilijA

    Pillows and beansacks!

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