Drapery Design • Window Treatment Design • Making Drapery
Drapery in a Row
Replace a long rod that spans the entire width of a window with individual panel rods to create a refreshing and contemporary approach to framing a window.
Drapery over the Top
By mounting the tieback hardware and stitched pleats directly to the drapery hardware at ceiling level, the windows seem taller and wider, and the room opens up visually.
Vintage Floral Drapery
These drapes work well
over a large window or
as privacy curtains
- Coordinating fabric
- Curtain rings (every 4")
- Eyelets 1/4"
- Eyelet pliers
- Fabric glue
- Fusible seam tape
- Iron & ironing board
- Marking pen
- Ribbon: 1/4"-wide
- Tape measure
- Cut panels of fabric to desired measurements. Add 7-1/2" for hems.
- Fold selvage edge in 1" to backside and apply fusible seam tape to fuse in place.
- Press 2" hem on top of the panel and apply fusible seam tape.
- Fold and adhere top hem over again.
- Press 3-1/2" hem on bottom and apply fusible seam tape along top edge of hem.
- Adhere ribbon over hem to prevent fraying.
- Mark top edge every 4" for eyelet placement. Attach eyelets on fabric.
- Cut a 24" piece of cording for each eyelet. Thread cording through the top of each eyelet.
- Tie drapes to rings. Place rings on curtain rod.