Fun & Fabulous Curtains to Sew: 15 Easy Designs for the Complete Beginner

Fun & Fabulous Curtains to Sew: 15 Easy Designs for the Complete Beginner

by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
     
 
Window treatments can play a vital role in a room’s personality—and these 15 projects are simple to make, marvelous to look at, and thoroughly up-to-date. You won’t find Grandma’s dull drapes here: The designs are clean and contemporary, employing such popular sewing techniques as exposed raw edges. With the help of an easy-to-follow and

Overview

Window treatments can play a vital role in a room’s personality—and these 15 projects are simple to make, marvelous to look at, and thoroughly up-to-date. You won’t find Grandma’s dull drapes here: The designs are clean and contemporary, employing such popular sewing techniques as exposed raw edges. With the help of an easy-to-follow and generously illustrated basics section, novices will quickly master all the skills. They’ll learn how to make various headings (casings, tabs, grommets, ties) and different ways of constructing an assortment of curtains—lined, unlined, or café style. Select from funky valances, smooth shades, ribbon sheers, serious silk curtains, and perfectly pleated draperies. Many of the projects incorporate the hottest new embellishments, including embroidery, trims, and sequins.

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Library Journal

Why buy curtains for your home when, with minimal effort and a simple sewing machine, you can make your own customized window treatments for less? Shrader (Sew Cool, Sew Easy: Fabulous Tops) is out to convince the new sewer that curtains are one of the simplest projects a beginner can undertake. She carefully walks through the process of picking the type of curtains appropriate for a room; choosing length and width, headings, hardware, and fabric; and calculating a step-by-step plan for project completion. Indeed, half the book is devoted to solid instruction. The 15 varied projects range in difficulty from a simple sarong curtain to Roman shades and pleated curtains that require a little more measuring and sewing but are still classified for experienced beginners. A good choice for public library sewing collections.


—Jan Zlendich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579907945
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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