Category Archives: Home Décor

Casings and Headings

A casing or rod pocket is the hem along the upper edge of the curtain or valance. The curtain rod is inserted through the casing so that the fullness of the curtain falls into soft gathers. Before cutting the curtains,
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How to Measure Window

Before measuring windows, select the style of curtain, drapery or shade you will make. The style of window treatment determines what installation hardware is necessary. Next, decide exactly where the window treatment will be placed; install the hardware and measure
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Measuring and Cutting Tools

The Basics Home decorator sewing requires the same basic equipment as dressmaker sewing, with the addition of tools for measuring windows and furniture. Using the proper equipment makes the work easier and the results more satisfying. 1) Needle threader eases
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Ruffled Curtains

Ruffled curtains add a charming, warm touch to any room of the house, and the weight of ruffles helps curtains hang better. The ruffle on a curtain usually extends along one side and across the bottom. In the directions that
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Box Pillow

Box pillows can be used for cushions as well as for casual pillows. They are firm because of the boxing strip that is sewn between the pillow front and back. K- Cutting Directions Cut pillow front and back 1″ (2.5
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Making French pleats

French pleats, also known as pinch pleats, are made up of groups of pleats that are tied together at the bottom and produce a fan-shaped effect at the top. They are especially appropriate for floor-length curtains, and can be decorated
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Tab Top Curtains

Tab Top Curtains Fabric tabs are an attractive alternative to conventional casings or curtain rings. Tab top curtains used with a decorative curtain rod create a traditional country look, a contemporary tailored look or a casual cafe look. They are
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Swag And Jabot

How to make swag-and-jabot window treatment that requires a minimum of sewing. Jabots are the fabric panels that cascade down each side of the window in pleats. The jabots are mounted over center swag on a narrow board cut to
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Three Piece Toilet Cover

Materials Approx 1 yard 60 inch wide  material of your choice ½ yard material of lesser cost for lining ¼ inch sponge (I sheet, you can use the rest for shoulder pads and other ventures) Approx 2 yards. 1/2 inch
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