Design and Make Curtains & Drapes contains designs and instructions for more than 25 styles of curtains
, ranging from sumptuous sitting-room window treatments
with coordinating tiebacks and valances to layered silk sheers, curtains with frilled valances, simple hand-embroidered linen drapes
, and heavyweight door curtains. Each project has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, plus specially commissioned color photography. A comprehensive basic techniques section includes essential advice on measuring windows
, cutting fabric, matching patterns, and stitching. Special features of this book include an essential fabric glossary explaining how to use a wide variety of cloths, advice on mixing fabrics
, plus unique gallery spreads demonstrating dozens of styles of curtain headings, tiebacks, and valances. Advice is also given on dealing with unusual-shaped windows. Containing everything you need to know to make window treatments to a professional standard and packed with interior design hints and tips, Design and Make Curtains & Drapes is the essential book for home designers of all abilities.