Happy Home Book Review & Giveaway {Jennifer Paganelli}

Have you seen this beautiful, bright, and cheerful book yet?  Happy Home is the newest book from fabric designer Jennifer Paganelli and I’m thrilled to share it with you today.

Jennifer designs Sis Boom Fabrics with just the right blend of fun and chic girl kind of pretty.  See for yourself…


In Happy Home she shares twenty-one sewing and craft project to pretty up your home with fabulous photos that will make you want to add a bit of fabric to every corner of your home.

You’ll find handmade projects from a sweet fluffy dog bed {dog lovers will love Jennifer’s dog…just sayin’} to beautiful bedding with easy-to-follow instructions.

fabric covered boxes

These fabulous fabric covered boxes caught my attention.

candle box

I’ve been saving this candle box for awhile now not wanting to throw it away.  This is just the idea I needed to make it beautiful.

fabric covered notebooks

I noticed I had a package of little notebooks all sad and not-so-pretty just waiting for a home.  So, I started by covering them in beautiful fabric…now they are happy, don’t you think?

fabric covered notebooks 2

I used the same idea as my monogrammed felt notebooks and I think these would look great with initials added.

They make a great gift all bundled together!

fabric covered box set

But when you add them to my new fabric covered box {directions found in the book} they make an excellent gift for anyone you know…or yourself. :)

This was a super fast project that packs a punch of pretty in minutes.  A little glue, designer fabric, and a pair of scissors can do more than you might think!

laundry bags

For my next project I’m planning on making these lovely laundry bags for our camping trips.  I LOVE THEM!

fabric covered box set and cup

Happy Home has a wonderful mix of simple sewing and craft projects that will add to the beauty of your home with a little colorful handmade goodness.

I’ll share the details of this fun coffee mug in a few days, but we have other fun stuff to do right now…

One lucky Everything Etsy reader will win a copy of Happy Home!

Here’s how to enter…

Leave me a comment below telling me about something you’ve used beautiful fabric for while decorating around the house or about a project you have planned. {1 entry}

For extra entries just share this beautiful giveaway with one of our social media buttons at the bottom of this post. {1 entry each}

You can enter up to 5 times, but please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

**This giveaway has ended and the winner is Emily from Hope Ink!  Congratulations!  Thanks for all you comments!  I loved hearing about your projects and ideas!



  1. Jackie S. says

    I’m hoping to sew up some new curtains soon as my rooms could definitely use the makeover. I’d also love to do some pillows in complementary (but not matchy matchy) fabrics!

  2. Ali says

    I have used fabric to make front door wreaths! I am not a great sewer, but use the fabric to do “rag” wreaths and they look amazing!

  3. says

    Kim I will just never get enough of you! With all of your followers you make time to say hello and encourage, retweet, favorite, I can never thank you enough for participating and creating such beauty from Happy Home. I love your spirit! xo Jennifer

  4. says

    I love to use fabric all over my home, most recently with new throw pillows and lampshades and cloth napkins. They are a quick way to add freshness with beautiful fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

  5. Rhonda says

    I did all the sewing for our nursery, used by all our kids…the curtains, quilt, bumpers, skirt, wall hanging, etc. Sadly, it’s about to be outgrown ;>) Thanks for chance to win this fun book!

  6. Marla F says

    I am planning to make some appliance covers for my kitchen, but still trying to find the ‘right’ fabric!

  7. Cheryl says

    I have a variety of red & white print fabrics that I’m going to sew into curtains and a quilt for my white bedroom. It’s so pretty in my mind!

  8. says

    I’ve been have lots of luck these days coming across vintage fabrics/tablecloths that I adore. The best I’ve come up with so far is hanging some on the walls of my studio or draping one over a boring chair. I’ve just set that studio up & I’m ready to starting MAKING THINGS.

  9. says

    First, I LOVE Jennifer (we recently “met” via Twitter) and Sis Boom EVERYTHING. My daughter and I want to make a banner with her name on it for her room (an idea we got from Jennifer’s time on Fox n Friends), and I’m just about done with a toddlers top created from the Crazy Love collection. Good luck to everyone!

  10. says

    I need to make a dog bed for our trips in my hubby’s new truck! Our dog needs a place to rest without slipping & sliding on the leather seats (or shedding his white fur on the black leather!). I also want to start sewing so I’m much better by the time we have kids!

  11. says

    Oh goodness, I don’t decorate my own house, but I have made dresden pillows for other people. :} Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. kate says

    Ooh this book looks wonderful!

    I’ve used some of my favorite fabrics to make a table runner, a sewing-machine cover and napkins, both for our home and as gifts. And then pillows, a door “snake” to keep the draft out, a cover for an ugly address book…and more.

  13. Emily says

    I have just started sewing (on the most GORGEOUS 50 year old Bernina!), and have been collecting lovely vintage style fabrics to make bibs for all the babies I know. I’m completely hooked!

  14. Judy says

    Love the colors on the front of the book! I have made 4 sets of pillow covers for my living room sofa and love seat – one for each season of the year.

  15. Judy says

    I really love the colors and designs in your fabric. I love color! Want to make some fabric covered boxes.

  16. Judy says

    I believe fabric makes the room. Have ideas for my grandson’s room including curtains, frames, fabric covered letters and storage boxes.

  17. carol lewis says

    Ooh, this book is perfect!
    Well, I buy vintage fabric at estate sales and I have made lots of pillowcases for sleeping on and also decorative pillows with lace, and a bed book holder, wash cloths, etc.
    I would love this book for ideas with some of my other fabrics I have. I bought a box of vintage wool fabrics and I am itching to make things, but….I don’t know what yet. So this would be very helpful!

  18. Deb H. says

    What a lovely book. I like using fabric to cover notebooks and make little bags to keep things in.

  19. says

    My latest project is fun slip-on potholders to show off in my kitchen, made from fabrics to match the aprons in our shop. Here’s a link to my potholder tutorial http://bit.ly/JNEPXh.
    When I get some free time, I want to play with your wonderful fabric notebooks. Thanks as always for great ideas and for a great giveaway.

  20. sandyb says

    I am planning on making new curtains this summer for our bedroom and possibly the livingroom and then I really want to make a new quilt for our bed.

    Wonderful book.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  21. says

    I am in the process of making sunflower-themed chair cushion covers to match my dining table cover.

    I also made bright lime gr. & blue duvet covers for the bedroom.

  22. Ellen M. says

    I’m making some valences for my daughter’s bedroom re-do. I’ve seen this book & it’s beautiful – thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Melissa H. says

    I recently used fabric to decorate coffee cans for my 2 boys to save extra money for summer spending! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. says

    Oooh! I have several projects right now! First, i have an eyelet trimmed flat sheet from my bedroom during high school (23 years ago!!! Does that make it retro or antique? Lol) I’m going to use it to make a pretty little eyelet scalloped balloon shade in my new sewing room.

  25. Jessica says

    I made some wall hanging pockets with home decor fabrics. I would love to do many more home projects and could use some inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Emilee says

    I would make curtains for our new house!!! And I would love new bedding for our bed…and new pillow covers for our couch…and I could go on and on!!!!

  27. gina s. says

    Oh wow! Jennifer Paganelli is my favorite fabric designer ever!! Would love to win!

    I’ve made curtains, pillows, kitchen towels, aprons. You name it I’ve made it! LOL


  28. mary fanara coleman says

    There are some planters I would like to cover with some vintage fabric I have. Also with the help of my mother we finished the curtains for the sun room.

  29. Rebecca T says

    I have some lovely beige damask fabric which I plan to use to line the back of my kitchen cabinets. See, they’re glass fronted and thought the light tan might make the window panes of the doors “pop.” fingers crossed!

  30. Cindi says

    I have made throw pillows, and recovered worn chairs, also made some book covers for journals as Christmas presents a few years back!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  31. Katie K says

    My children and I recently moved, and I worked for a while to hunt down the right fabric for shades for their room. I also found some hand-carved wooden buttons for the shade tabs. Now, it’s just a matter of finding the time to put them together!

  32. robin says

    I made my daughter a bedskirt and comforter cover out of red bandanas, old blue jeans, an old eyelet bedskirt, and a red plaid fitted sheet from the thrift store. It looks awesome! I’d love to win the book!

  33. says

    What an awesome giveaway! I love sewing up all sorts of things but most recently my favorite is a banner/bunting I have up in my sewing room and also an outdoor one for our patio cabana.

  34. says

    I love to sew all the time and love all fabrics and lots of creative inspiration. I have recently finished a quilt for my eldest son. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Rebmara says

    I’m working on my first quilt ever and plan to cover some empty shoeboxes with fabric for storage

  36. says

    I’m in the process of creating a “rawing table cozy”, yes I made the term up, I want my studio to look less like a utilitarian room and more like a sanctuary, covering my drawing table with mexican oilcloth will do just that!


  37. says

    Always making new sofa pillows for each season and holiday occasion. Right now I’m looking for the right fabric to turn coffee table into over sized ottoman. Thanks for the chance to win. AJ@queenofmynest

  38. Carol Anderson says

    I bought a bunch of plastic crates from Walmart, covered each one with fabric, over mattress pad cushion, over plywood. (Hot glued this together.) Okay hard to explain, but easy to make, and I lined them up along my craft room. I use them for storage, and also a bench, to put all my stuffed animals on. Love them!

  39. says

    Since fabric is my “thing” I use it all over my house. I have made wreaths, pillows, curtains, bags…I have even covered boxes for my daughter. I. Love. Fabric!

  40. theresa n says

    I bought a roll of vintage (1970’s) fabric in yellows and blues at a yard sale and redid a whole room. Comforter, dust ruffle, pillow shams, curtains, throw pillow and lamp shade cover.

  41. Tara T says

    I have made a couch cover out of a old bedspread and I then added extra fabric around the bottom and sides to add a pop of color. That was my most recent project.

  42. Kim says

    I love fabric! Will definitely have to check out the book…. I am currently in the market for the perfect fabric to make a headboard for my bed. I think I know what I want, I just have to find it at a price I am willing to pay!

  43. Danijela says

    Wow,sounds like amazing book,thanks for lovely giveaway and for the chance to win it.I love fabric,colorful and since I don’t have sewing machine yet I only made dotty doll and bags.

  44. says

    I am planning to use fabric as a backdrop for my 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony to hang all of our anniversary cards to one another over the years! Also to help decorate our dessert table for the party afterward!

  45. says

    I covered a cork board in my studio with my favorite damask fabric. It makes the room uniquely mine, and interjects a splash of beauty in the midst of what can quickly become chaos when dealing with large orders!

  46. says

    I’ve used fabric to make aprons and to line baskets, make potholders, and window toppers. I also did a table runner and some wreaths. I’d love to have this book! Looks like some really cool ideas.

  47. Cheryl Gunderson says

    I love to use beautiful fabrics as curtains for small windows, or for the valance with white, sheer, or no, curtains. Also, in the past, I have used fabric to cover boxes and picture frame mats for needlework. I just love these looks.

  48. says

    My daughter got a hand-me-down dresser from her favourite aunt, but the top is all peeling. Just think what I could do with funky, happy fabrics and mod podge!

  49. Karen says

    I love, love, love, fabric. I make quilts, comfort bags (bags with corn to hear or freeze), and I really want to do some boxes.
    A book with more ideas would be awesome!

  50. rachel murrow says

    i used fabric to make almost all of my christmas ornaments! i have so many more things i know could be spiced up with fabric!!

  51. says

    I am desperately wanting to make curtains for our dining room – there’s a huge window that takes up half the room, and it just gapes open with no curtains or blinds!

  52. Terri Sue says

    I just finished up making some fabric blocks for my 10 month old grandson. I made them with different kinds of vehicular fabric and made taggies which I put in the seams out of some ribbon I found with cars on it. Now I am making some coasters out of fabric I found online. The store was having an one day remnate sale. They were all remnants from the same line and color in the line. I can think of several people on our Christmas list whose homes they would go well in. I keep all of my ideas in Evernote which is free. Unlike pinterest I am not going to pin something and then want to do it in several years only to find that they have taken down that blog post. Once I put it in Evernote it’s there to stay. I have tutorials from years ago.

  53. says

    I love fabric and I live to sew. My next project is covering my bifold closet doors. A little batting, a little fabric and I should have giant bulletin boards in my office! The book looks fab. I’ll have to order a copy.

  54. Marcie Kennedy says

    I love making anything girly for my little one, but am looking to brighten up the house with some fun pillows.

  55. laura says

    I added some fabric to the blank rectangle on my fireplace mantel and it made the room seem so much more done and cozy. It is so amazing how fabric changes everything!

  56. Carmen says

    I found some cute lime green, magenta, blue polka dot fabric (ok, really a flannel sheet) that I plan to use as curtains for my daughter’s room.

  57. Sally P says

    I need to re-cover a chair in my living room and then make pillows to tie my couch and the chair together :)

  58. Angie H. says

    I love her fabrics….ALL of them. I am going to make covers for my bedroom lampshades. I’ve had them for years and they are white and plain and need sprucing up!

  59. KerryQ says

    Unfortunely most of my projects are in the “planned” category, not the ” done” category. I have lots planned! My next project is going to be a slipcover for our ottoman made out of natural linen.

  60. Carolsue says

    I’ve made pillows and curtains. They turned out quite nice (and colorful)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  61. says

    Oh to win this book! It is not to be found in the Dallas/Fort Worth area right now! I use lovely fabric seasonally to change out pillows in my living room. Easy and fast. Thanks for the opportunity!

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