& Window Treatments Guide
Treatment Patterns - Tips & Resources
your own window treatments is not as hard as you might think. If you can read
and pin a pattern, cut the material and stitch the pieces together, you can create
new shades, curtains, swags and valances for your windows.
if you are fairly new to sewing, there is help available from friends who can
sew or new friends in sewing circles on the Internet. You can even find no sew
drapery patterns to avoid needles and threads entirely.
If you're experienced with sewing clothes or crafts, a window treatment project
is even easier.
Most of the major pattern manufacturers have draperies, curtains, valances, swags
and all of the other components of a well dressed window. Simple shades are fairly
easy to make.
before you begin. The
first step in creating your new window treatments is deciding what you want and
how much of a project you can take on. You can do window treatments in steps...
starting with the easiest parts and moving to the more complicated sections as
you gain experience.
Some fabrics are easier to work with... more forgiving of
beginners mistakes. If this is your first major sewing project try to stick to
cottons or other less stretchy or temperamental fabrics.
in stages. If
you already have window coverings, you may want to add a simple valance to the
top to add height, elegance and life to the window. If your windows are bare,
it may be best to start with simple curtains that are easy even for beginners!
you've gained a bit of confidence and have time and the budget to get ambitious,
you can layer luxurious panels, sheers and draperies, add architectural details
like cornices and sconces or add pillows and accents to the room to complement
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It Yourself Window Treatments | Tips
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Window treatment pattern resources around the Web...
Window Treatments - The pattern maker that made sewing simple has a collection
of drapes, curtains, valances, swags and more for home decorating projects.
Pate Meadows Window
Treatment Patterns - All curtain & drapery patterns come with a valence
pattern and plenty of detailed drawings for step by step sewing. Check their photo
gallery for successful projects.