Help with curtains

Old 06-19-2014, 08:16 PM
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Not sure if this is the place to post this but here goes. I have 9 windows of white curtains, pretty blah looking.
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I am am wanting to use the following fabric to make some kind of insert in them. Don't have enough to do it any bigger.

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Does anyone have any suggestions, on how to go about doing this please, cause I sure don't.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:25 PM
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How about making a trim at the top of the drapes....something about 6-8" wide or as much as you can allow, sewn directly onto the current drape.
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How about making a trim at the top of the drapes....something about 6-8" wide or as much as you can allow, sewn directly onto the current drape.
Hmmm that sounds good Jan
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:55 PM
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Could you add a strip to the center edge of each panel and then make tie backs.
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http://www.lansdownelife.com/2011/08...ing-store.html
http://the-wolfe-den.com/2013/07/26/...urtain-panels/
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:55 AM
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How about a big curved tie-back, and I line of trim down the inside edge.
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How about if you make a covered cornice board (with fabric & a little batting) to mount on the wall at the top, that covers the top of the drapes, and then make tie backs & matching pillows for the sofa or bed (not sure what room these are in) with what's left?
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First site has a great and very simple idea. Looks sharp in the pictures.
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Wash and dry this fabric before you get started. It shrinks close to 2 inches on width and the lose to ravel on the length was even worse. You will have to do a closed seam like on a pair of jeans. I did a project in the red print and the 6 yds I bought that should have been more than enough was'nt- I had to get another 1 1/2 yrds to finish. But on the good side the red did not bleed.
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OMG I purchased all of the material they had it was close to 12 yards, sure hope it doesn't shrink to much or I am in trouble. Will have to rework this to see what I can do now. Thinking of leaving a band of the white at top and then just adding the floral to it on the bottom. Thankfully the curtains are only 64" long so that will help.
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