Shelfari edited the description of Fun & Fabulous Curtains to Sew: 15 Easy Designs for the Complete Beginner (Fun & Fabulous) Friday, August 14, 2009.
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.