How to Make Your Own Draperies by Kay Hardy

By Kay Hardy

The most vital components of your place is the home windows. They set the ornamental scheme from the interior of the house, or even passers-by pass judgement on you by way of what they see from the skin. accordingly, it's a subject of significant satisfaction with you that those draperies can be ideal, that they need to be right to your ornamental scheme and for the kind of structure you've chosen.

You could make beautiful draperies on your domestic in the event you comprehend even a bit approximately stitching. when you can stitch a directly seam or sew a hem, you have got all of the stitching wisdom that's helpful. So let's see what you must comprehend past that. just a couple of methods of the alternate, just a couple of of the information that decorators introduce into the most endearing of homes.

What are those principles and this knowledge? They include understanding what fabrics to take advantage of for draperies and glass curtains, which materials can be covered and which unlined, how one can deal with a contemporary window wall, what to do with a bay window or a French door.

Originally released within the Forties, this e-book tells you these items, promises the data that has been taught to 1000's of inside decorators and to hundreds of thousands of homemakers via division shop lectures and books on domestic ornament. It indicates you diagrams of equipment, so that you can see basically how one can make pinch pleats or easy methods to mount the draperies on a transverse or traverse rod. It exhibits you the way to make dainty glass curtains, heavy velvet draperies, or richly formal swags that you've notion so tricky to accomplish.

Contents Covered:

What kind of Draperies if you happen to Have?
Let's commence with Glass Curtains
Trimming Makes Them Pretty
Draperies or Curtains, coated or Unlined
How to hold Glass Curtains or Draperies
Valances made of Fabric
Swags Are beautiful and simple To Make
Tie Backs with Glass Curtains or Draperies
Window partitions of material Are Fashionable
Curtains for Nursery, toilet, Kitchen

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For the machine applique, trim the edges of the flower print rather closely. Lay the print on the plain fabric and pin or baste in place. Now outline it with the zigzagger, taking care to stitch right at the edge so that no raw edges will ravel. When appliqueing by hand, allow ^ inch extra all around the printed design. Pin or baste the applique to the background fabric. Then, with small hemming stitches sew it, turning in the raw edges as you sew. You will find it necessary to snip the fabric at the corners so that this turned under edge will not pull the applique out of shape.

You will need screws at least ^ or % inch long to hold the bracket or rod end to the wood.

Therefore, the panel would not open wider than 12 inches if a full 36-inch fabric panel had been used to start with. Be sure to plan these drapery panels in advance, making a small diagram sketch of the window area to be covered, evenly spaced pleats when the sliders run DRAPERIES OR CURTAINS, LINED OR UNLINED 47 Courtesy Waverly Fabrics PLATE IX A FLOUNCED CURTAIN IS DIFFERENT AND EASY TO MAKE IF EACH FLOUNCE IS GATHERED TO A LINING STRIP. rooms in department stores many attractive ideas may be gained that are adaptable to any home.

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