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Dress Your Nest

from Jacquelynne Steves: The Art of Home
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Dress Your Nest
Dress Your Nest
Dress Your Nest
Dress Your Nest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic machine sewing
  • Basic hand embroidery (free video tutorial available)

Pattern Description:

Fabric requirements shown are enough to make all of the projects shown. Of course, you can just go through your pile of scrap fabrics, ribbons, and buttons and make these cute little projects!

Create charming pillows, wall art, & accents to dress up your home. Pattern includes 2 pillows, vertical wall hanging, canvas covered wall art, decorated lamp shade. Pillow designs can easily be turned into quilted wall hangings.
Choose 1 or 2 projects to dress up the corner of a room, or make them all to coordinate an entire room. Fun, creative projects!

For a video tutorial on getting started with hand embroidery and how to do basic stitches, copy and paste the below link:

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Varies according to project


  • Green Dragonfly print- 1/2 Yard
  • Blue Dragonfly print- 1/4 Yard
  • Blue Texture fabric- 1/4 yard
  • Red Texture fabric- 1/4 Yard
  • Pink Diamond fabric- 3/8 yard
  • Purple Floral fabric- 1/4 yard
  • Blue/Green stripe- 1/2 yard
  • Any of the above fabrics for backs of pillows- 1 1/4 yards
  • Cream solid/tone on tone fabric- 1 3/4 yards

You Will Also Need:

  • fusible webbing for machine applique
  • thread for machine applique
  • assorted buttons
  • Embroidery floss- purple, green and red
  • Wash out embroidery marker; glue gun
  • Polyfil (for pillows)
  • Black seed beads (for birds' eyes)
  • Wooden embroidery hoops - 3 -5 1/2" round and 1- 3 1/2" x 5" oval (will be used as frame for wall hanging)
  • Brown acrylic craft paint
  • "D" ring (available in notions department)- for hanger for wall hangings
  • Assorted ribbons and rick rack
  • Small lamp with shade (shade up to 10" tall)
  • Stretched canvas 8"x10" (available in art department of craft store)