Singer(R) Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments (Paperback)
A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making and Installing Window Decor
Quarry Books, 9781589239319, 232pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2016
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
Calculating scale and proportion
Fabric and hardware selection
Curtains and draperies
Gathered and ruched curtains
Adding trim, banding, and other embellishments to window treatments
Shades and blinds
Flat shades with dowels
Common tips and techniques
Glossary and resources
So, unroll that bolt of fabric and jump into your next DIY project in the world of curtains and draperies!
About the Author
Susan Woodcock owns HomeDecGal.com, a how-to sewing and decorating resource and workroom. She credits her mother for teaching her to sew, leading to a career of creativity. She began teaching professionally in 2003, and is currently a Craftsy.com instructor. She has also worked in marketing and brand management, and is co-producer of the Custom Workroom Conference with her husband, Rodger Walker. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.