Alternative drapery top treatment

terrytiredcoldApril 11, 2008

Hi, I've seen a picture of draperies where the top was tied (similar to a necktie). I've searched & searched for instructions but am not having any luck. I first saw the treatment in an ad in the Chicago Tribune. The only other place I have seen it is at this link shown below.

There are 12 pictures to the right on the page & the drapery I am referring to is the second one down in the right-hand column. If you click on the picture, they show a larger view.

If anyone has any suggestions on how I can achieve this look, I would greatly appreciate it. I am probably an intermediate sewer at best & need all the help I can get 8~)

Here is a link that might be useful: drapery pictures

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Hi: make your tab drapes the usual way only the tabs would be around 3" longer to make room for the scrunchy.

For the scrunchy take a piece of fabric around 8" wide by 9 - 10" long. Put right sides together and sew down the length of the fabric making a tube. Turn right side out and press, so that the seam is in the middle of the tube. Run a gathering stitch down both ends of the tube. Gather them up to the depth you want the scrunchy to be and then sew them together (right sides), turn and slip over the tab and tack in place.
You made need to play with the size (length and width) of the scrunchy until you get the look you want.

Hope this makes sense.


    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 9:29AM
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Bonnie, thank you for the help. I wouldn't have thought of making tab drapery first. I thought I would have to do several individual panels, hang in half on the rod & then put on some kind of scrunchy on each panel top.

Once again, thank you.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 11:01AM
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