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Sew Luxury Fabrics: Pillows

with Linda Lee
Ramp up your sewing skills and confidently work with luxury fabrics. Stitch four custom pillows with elegant flanges, perfect piping, smocked velvet and more!

Go ahead, spring for that specialty fabric, and learn how to sew fancy pillows that elevate your decor! Gain the skills you need to showcase your style using fine fabric, with author and sewing expert Linda Lee as your guide. Create four elegant, custom pillows, starting with techniques for sewing specialty fabrics without marring the weave. Sew sheer fabric with ease as you stitch a self-flanged pillow using organza. Carefully craft a lavish velvet pillow with simple smocking that showcases the lush texture. Linda even divulges her secrets for sewing around curves as she teaches you how to stitch a tufted silk pillow. By the end of this class, you'll have the skills to command luxury fabrics and create custom pillows that instantly elevate your home decor!

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Lesson 1. Selecting Materials

  • Meet sewing instructor and design expert Linda Lee as she welcomes you to the class with a thorough overview of dazzling luxury fabrics. You'll learn about dupioni, jacquard, velvet, taffeta and more! Linda also demonstrates pillow fill and insert options for various pillow shapes and sizes.


Lesson 2. Basic Satin Pillow


Lesson 3. Flanged Sheer Pillow


Lesson 4. Basic Velvet Pillow


Lesson 5. Reverse Smocked Velvet Pillow


Lesson 6. Tufted Silk Pillow: Drafting, Piping & Buttons


Lesson 7. Tufted Silk Pillow: Construction

"Linda is a great teacher, I love how she explains her techniques. I have sewn pillows, but I learned some new and better ways to do it. Linda, I have purchased all your classes and have enjoyed every one of them... hope you will continue to do more classes here on Craftsy!"
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