Sewing Custom Curtains Shades and Top Treatments

A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making and Installing Window Decor

Susan Woodcock
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Learn how to sew custom, professional-looking window treatments for your home!Have you ever wanted to sew customized window treatments for your home? It's easier than you might think, especially if you have Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments on hand. With this helpful how-to book, readers are guided through the entire process--from planning the project to measuring scale and proportion, to selecting necessary tools, fabric, and hardware to actually sewing the curtains and installing them.Whether you're partial to Roman shades, gathered curtains, flat shades with dowels, or pleated drapes, there's a clear-cut set of instructions for you in Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments. Also included are lifesaver tips and techniques from an expert in the field, advice about using scale and proportion to enhance windows and disguise flaws, and suggestions for utilizing window treatments to control light and insulate your home. Accompanying photos make learning even easier.The book covers the following subjects in detail:Window treatment project planningWindow measurementsCalculating scale and proportionFabric and hardware selectionCurtains and draperiesGrommetsGathered and ruched curtainsPleated curtainsAdding trim, banding, and other embellishments to window treatmentsShades and blindsRoman shadesFlat shades with dowelsRelaxed draperiesGathered shadesTop treamentsCommon tips and techniquesCuttingSewingGlossary and resourcesSo, unroll that bolt of fabric and jump into your next DIY project in the world of curtains and draperies!

Author bio:

Susan Woodcock is the mastermind behind, an online how-to sewing and decorating resource. She previously owned a wholesale custom drapery workroom, serving interior design professionals for more than twenty years, and she is the former editor-in-chief for the trade magazine Drapery & Design Professional. Woodcock has been teaching professionally for over ten years and has been published in many sewing and decorating books, magazines, and blogs. She is a home decor instructor for and a member of the Window Coverings Association of America, the Greater Charlotte Workroom Association, and co-creator of the Sewing & Upholstery Retreat.

Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
ISBN: 9781589239319
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Fair Winds Press
Pub Date: August 2016
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Needlework & fabric crafts