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Sew Little: Nursery Design

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Sew Little: Nursery Design
Vanessa Wilson shows you how to make adorable items for the nursery, including a changing pad, rocking chair cushions and window coverings.

You may know Vanessa as Crafty Gemini, from YouTube's Threadbanger channel. As you make a changing pad cover and rocking chair seat and back cushions, you'll learn piping, ruffles, French seams, blind hems and pleats. Measure and design café curtains and valances that will work for your nursery or any room in your home. As you learn these basic projects, you'll pick up professional-level techniques that you can use to make garments, more home decor, accessories and more. Decorate your nursery while learning fundamental skills to take your crafting to the next level!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Vanessa Wilson and learn about Craftsy's learning platform.


Lesson 2. Materials

  • Vanessa walks you through all of the supplies that you'll need for this class.


Lesson 3. Basic Techniques

  • Develop sewing techniques, including the French seam and blind hem, that you can later incorporate into handmade nursery items and other sewing projects.


Lesson 4. Embellishing Techniques

  • Easily create piping and ruffles to add to new nursery items.


Lesson 5. The Valance

  • Measure, cut and hem fabric to create a quaint valance for a nursery or any other room.


Lesson 6. Curtains

  • Sew fabric panels and install rod pockets to create your very own customized curtains.


Lesson 7. Changing Pad

  • Discover the supplies and techniques needed to create and design a comfy changing pad.


Lesson 8. Seat Cushion

  • Assemble a comfortable seat cushion with ties for a nursery rocking chair.


Lesson 9. Seat Back

  • Vanessa teaches you how to sew a chair back cushion to match the seat cushion made in the previous lesson.


Lesson 10. Bonus: Embellishments

  • Bonus! Vanessa teaches you some embellishment techniques, such as sewing on a ruffle.

"Thanks to Craftsy and Crafty Gemini, in the comfort of my own home I've learned so many new things. I've never seen anything like it. She explains everything ... the camera angles are brilliant, the HD colors are beautiful and Vanessa looks like a princess. ... In Sew Little Nursery you will learn techniques that will last you a lifetime."
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