Window Treatments with Style Fresh Ideas and Techniques for Upstyling Your Windows

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-02-24
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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For sewers who have mastered the basics, home decor items such as curtains, shades, and drapes are some of the easiest things to make. Combining clear, accessible tutorials with practical advice on choosing, styling, and sewing fabrics, Window Treatments with Style is packed full with the latest contemporary ideas for window treatments. Beautifully illustrated tutorials and easy-to-follow instructions cover a wide range of techniques, arming you with the skills and confidence to tackle your own projects, whether you're looking to make cute café curtains or stylish Roman shades.

Packed with yardage charts, measuring tips, and straightforward directions, Window Treatments with Style also includes a number of engaging case studies that provide valuable insight into the various challenges faced by other nonprofessionals. The eight case studies provide practical examples—explaining the fabric and color choices, design challenges faced, and offer useful money and time-saving tips. Learn how to work with sheer fabrics to create a delicate look for your bedroom; master the art of covering a cornice board; and get tips on customizing store-bought shades to suit your unique style. This comprehensive guide has all the instructions and inspiration you need to get stunning results.

Author Biography

HANNAH STANTON is a London-based designer and upholsterer. Her work is defined by award-winning fabric and design choices, and she regularly appears on the popular Design*Sponge blog. She is the author of Style, Stitch, Staple.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Introductory Basics
1. Tools and materials
2. Choosing fabrics
3. Measuring and planning
4. Sewing basics

Section 2: Techniques
5. Curtains and drapes
6. Shades
7. Valances
8. Finishing touches

Section 3: Resources  

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