Book Review: Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes

Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes includes 50 simple sewing projects to transform your space. Patterns aren’t needed for these projects, just some time and the basic materials.

Book Description

Want to bring a new look to a tired room without spending a fortune? Designer Lexie Barnes shows you how to personalize your living space in just a few hours, with 50 fresh, fun, pattern-free sewing projects. Transform a living room with a custom-designed slipcover and coordinated pillows. Redecorate a bedroom in a weekend by sewing up a headboard cover, a lampshade, and matching window treatments. Learn how easy and inexpensive it can be to change the look of a child’s room as she grows from a baby to a kid to a teenager. With dramatic before-and-after examples, beautifully styled photography, and a fun “you-can-do-it” attitude, Sew Up a Home Makeover is a creative resource that you’ll return to every time you’re ready for a new look.” – Sew Up a Home Makeover

My Thoughts

Sew Up a Home Makeover gives inspiration to create beautifully customized pieces for your home. The arrangement of ideas shown could easily be seen on an episode of The Nate Berkus Show (which I watch as often as I can). I wouldn’t be surprised if this book was featured on the show in the very near future either.

The 50 custom sewing projects included cover a huge variety of ideas for everywhere in your home. There are also variations of some of the projects to show you what else you could do with it that is very similar. This book will show you how to make a headboard, sew your own placemats and napkins, pillows, bags, slipcovers, and much more.

This isn’t really a teaching to sew kind of book. It covers some basics on sewing, but doesn’t cover it in much depth. The average person buying this book should already know the basics, and be readily able to sew the projects included in the book. I like this because it doesn’t waste time explaining things that most of us reading the book should know anyways.

If you know how to sew and want to take your home from drab to fab, this is an extremely valuable tool to help you have the fabulous house of your dream – with minimal expenses. I highly recommend it to all of the DIYers.

* Thank you to the publisher of Sew Up a Home Makeover, Storey Publishing, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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