Sew your own budget-friendly home decor (1971)

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Sew up some beautiful savings

To brighten your home without depressing your budget, spruce up your possessions with imaginative sewing projects. All it takes is a modest investment, and you can have custom designs.

Dinette slipcovers

Who says dinette sets must look the same? Make yours stand out with distinctive slipcovers. We chose a print for the chairs and machine-appliqued cutout flowers on the table cover.

Easy-care cottons or blends will make these covers both practical and pretty. The elasticized table cover washes as easily as any tablecloth.


Butterfly baby

Delight your baby with butterflies appliqued to his crib set.

Fabric butterflies, crib sheet and bumper cover are easy to make from our pattern and instructions. Snap openings give the set a good fit and allow quick and easy removal for washing.

That’s so crewel

Make an ordinary chair look elegant by stitching a crewel cover. This original design was created just for Better Homes and Gardens readers. Warm orange, burnt sienna and green-gold petals and leaves play on a wheat-colored background that complements the richness of wood grain.

Three basic stitches make this design easy, so don’t limit yourself to just one. You also can make it as a 14 x 14-inch pillow. Each kit contains complete instructions, needle, yarns and linen for making pillow or cover.

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