Please refer to yesterday’s post for more details: Preschool Work: Machine Knitted Baby Blanket & Coverings for Mattress Pads
Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing, 1978 edition
This book was revised and reissued in 2003 but the furniture section was removed. The sewing instructions are essentially the same, updated to include new fabrics, tools and techniques but there is very little home dec and no furniture section. I often cross reference the two editions just to be sure I have thought through the project I’m working on. So buying the used 1978 edition has proved a good purchase for me.
Lying in bed the night before I had to begin the crib and changing table projects I could see the exact outcome I desired but couldn’t find anything specific in any of my upholstry books the next morning. Once I opened this book I knew this was the technique I needed.
However for my projects I made the book’s “top” become my “bottom”
and made the bottom into two sections with seam allowances for either a zipper or a velcro opening the full length of the pads