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 "Singer(R) ""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 "Singer(R) ""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 planning Window measurements Calculating scale and proportion Fabric and hardware selection Curtains and draperies Grommets Gathered and ruched curtains Pleated curtains Adding trim, banding, and other embellishments to window treatments Shades and blinds Roman shades Flat shades with dowels Relaxed draperies Gathered shades Top treaments Common tips and techniques Cutting Sewing Glossary and resources So, unroll that bolt of fabric and jump into your next DIY project in the world of curtains and draperies!
"Complete instructions for planning, sewing, and installing 50 different window treatment styles, including valances, curtains, draperies and shades"--Provided by publisher.
An easy, get-started guide to creating your own curtains, drapes, and shades. Easy SINGER Style Quick and Easy Window Treatments teaches readers how to create simple, stylish window treatments for every room in the house. The author provides her own shortcuts and secrets for saving time while achieving professional-quality results. The 15 projects include lined and unlined curtains and drapes; straight, balloon, and shaped valences; and Roman shades-in a variety of casual and elegant fabrics and styles suited to every type of room setting. This is the third book in the Easy SINGER Style series, designed for beginning and brand-new sewers who are looking for quick and easy projects with a fresh, contemporary style. As with the other books in the series, the early chapters present all the basic information the reader needs to get started. Later chapters introduce specific construction techniques-and a choice of several projects showcasing those techniques. Readers gradually build skills as they apply and master what they learn, building confidence as they go. This book features the same, step-by-step, accessible approach as the other books in the series, in keeping with Singer's reputation for reliable, practical instruction.
Provides a variety of ideas for dressing windows, including how to make instant curtains, tab headings, tie-on curtains, vertatile blinds, and tips on how to make accessories to use with each project
Whether you are an interior designer or a home decorator and you need to create a beautiful home space with a window dressing to complement your lifestyle, look no further. Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes and Blinds is the one-stop reference. No longer will you struggle with inspiration or measurements as you'll find the essentials for creating a curtain design in this jam-packed volume. Learn the basics of window shapes, measuring, heading tapes, fabric characteristics and fabric quantities. When you're ready to design, the second chapter in the book provides a in-depth look into various types of accessories available for curtains and blinds. For designers/decorators the sketches can be scanned and reduced to put on sample board or e-mailed to their curtain makers to eliminate costly mistakes. The book also includes a section for cosy bed treatments and plush cushions and throws. From first-time homeowners to interior design students and studio professionals - when it comes to window dressings and coordinated accessories the Complete Book of Curtains, Drapes and Blinds will help you through bewildering choices in a simple and easy way. Now that's a curtain call.
Simply Window Treatments
Author: Sunset Books
Publisher: Sunset Publishing Company
Twenty curtain, shade, and swag projects A wide range of design styles Most projects are for beginners, with a few more advanced choices.
Full-color photographs and drawings accompany hundreds of creative suggestions for decorating windows of every type, explaining how to modify and embellish off-the-shelf curtains and drapes to create a personal touch and offering a host of quick and easy style ideas to suit any taste, room, or budget. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Practical advice and step-by-step instructions for window dressing. Suitable for both beginners and experienced curtain-makersStunning designs and inspiration for every room in your home Making curtains needn't be left to the professionals - with Easy to Make! Curtains and Blinds you, too, can create stylish window dressings for your home.Packed with all the basic know-how you need, Easy to Make! Curtainsand Blinds reveals how to measure up your windows and do all the basic stitches and seams. There's a section on fabrics - from plain to luxurious - and fabric design to help you choose the right look for your room. Designs cover everything from unlined curtains to Roman blinds. With information on hanging and accessories you'll be armed with everything you need to know to dress your windows with confidence.
The coveted private course in curtain and drapery making from the world's leading expert. Complete with lavish color photography, "Caroline Wrey's Complete Curtain Making Course" presents in detail her acclaimed instruction. 250 color photos.
Gain inspiration from 8 pages of full-color photos Create a stunning room with dozens of step-by-step projects Want to ditch your drab drapes and so-so slipcovers and create a style that's uniquely your own? Top designer Mark Montano reveals how easy it is to jazz up your windows and furniture -- without breaking the bank! You get expert tips on everything from measuring and cutting material to accessorizing, as well as savvy shortcuts and quick fixes. Discover how to * Express your individual style * Choose fabrics, trims, and hardware * Ensure the perfect fit * Create no-sew or low-sew treatments * Add decorative details
The Curtain Book
Author: Caroline Clifton-Mogg, Melanie Paine, Fritz Von der Schulenburg
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
How to choose curtains and shades that create the right atmosphere for your room, whether light and pretty or strongly dramatic. How to evaluate the special needs of each room in the house-living and dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, halls, staircases, children's rooms, studies. The striking book includes inspiring treatments for every shape and style of window-from cottage casements to modern picture windows in addition to offering practical advice on all aspects of making and arranging curtains and shades including finishing touches.
A handbook for creating a variety of soft furnishing for the home offers hundreds of ideas on how to select fabrics, shapes, design details, and other elements to make stylish home accessories and includes design advice, professional tips, and instruction in techniques.
DIVThe only curtains book with the current styles and step-by-step, photographed instructions. The Complete Photo Guide to Curtains and Draperies makes it easy to choose and construct today's most popular window treatments. Color photographs present twenty styles in a variety of room settings, fabrics, trims, and decorative hardware, then show how to DIY. The projects include tailored, romantic, and contemporary curtains and formal draperies with all styles of pleats. There are step-by-step instructions from start to finish: measuring the window, calculating yardage, cutting, sewing, and installing. Following in the tradition of CPi's best-sellingWindows with Style and Creative Window Treatments, Complete Photo Guide to Curtains and Draperies is an indispensable part of an all-new series of window decor books. /div
With more than one thousand full-color illustrations and photographs, a comprehensive sourcebook presents a lavish array of traditional and contemporary designs for draperies, curtains, shades, valances, swags and cascades, blinds and shutters, and other innovative window treatments. Original. 30,000 first printing.
New from one of the top instructors in soft furnishings comes a professional's how-to secrets for creating fabulous window dressings. 350 color illustrations.