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Curtains, Draperies & Shades

This all-color revision of a popular Sunset title is packed with exciting new options in window top treatments, as well as updated projects for curtains, draperies, and shades. Features step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations for making and installing over 30 window treatments, a fabric glossary, and more.

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Sunset Publishing Corporation; 2 edition (May 1993)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 037601735X

ISBN-13: 978-0376017352

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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An avid do-it-yourselfer that loves to work on decorating projects around the house writes this review. I purchased the first edition 20 years ago, and have been using both editions of the book for some time. I learned to make window treatments from this book. I live in an old Victorian home with 10-foot ceilings. When we first moved in, a long time ago, we couldn't afford to pay to have drapes custom made for 30 windows and no one sold them stock that long, so I decided to do it myself. The first edition of this book was my only reference. Surprisingly, all went well and according to plan.Since that first necessary experience, I now make window treatments because I enjoy the process. I like to have control over the fabric, the embellishments and the lining and interlining. Since I redecorate periodically I don't want to waste money paying a seamstress to do something that is fairly simple. The beauty of sewing your own window treatments is that most the seams are straight and flat which simplifies the process.The book covers most window treatments that you will want to tackle. I have found that there are many patterns available in the fabric stores that cover the atypical treatments that are not in this book. If you have a window where you want to let in light but obscure the view try the bottom up shades. They were much easier than I expected them to be.For those of you that are new to window treatments I will warn you about a couple of things:1. It takes much longer than you anticipate, probably double what you expect.2. Measure your windows twice so there are no surprises3. Always measure your fabric and lining twice before cutting4.

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