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 Design & Make Curtains & Drapes
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.
  Date Published 1/6/1996

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Rated By: A reader
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Comments: Okay for Basic Curtains
This book was okay for examples of basic drapes without valances. Emphasis was on hand sewing techniques instead of machine sewing. I can't speak for the reader of this review but I use the machine for practically everything. Also, not much instruction or examples of decorative embellishments which lift a drape from bland to something special. Bottomline: Okay if you wish to make simple drapes (by HAND) without swags, jabots, valances, etc. If you are looking for something more -- purchase another book.
Rated By: Kelly
From: Edgerton, Wisconsin
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Comments: design and make curtains and drapes
This a good beginners book. It gives a lot of good basic instructions. The pictures and directions are clear and easy in understand. And although it does seem to focus a bit on hand sewing instead of the machine, there is no reason why you can't use either one to make your curtains. I especially like the large full color photos of the finished products.