Swag and Jabots

talkerSeptember 9, 2008

Does any of you missys out there know to make these window treatments?

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dian57

If you pick up the Singer Window Treatments book at Joann's, it gives excellent instructions.

Have you done a Google search on instructions?

Dianne

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 6:57AM
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sussexnjgardener

Hello, dian57 is right--the Singer Window treatments book is good. They really aren't too hard--I am making new ones for my living room right now. I do make a "trial" one so that I know how much trim to order and to make sure that they will fit properly. The most important thing is to have a machine that can sew thru many thicknesses, because when you are making these, all the pleats add up to a lot of material. Also, DO NOT use cheap thread--the new machines hate it. If you are lining with a contrasting color, make sure you like the look at the window. The sun shining thru the colors may not be the color you like. I did this about 12 years ago, and have hated some jabots I made ever since. These are the ones I am replacing now. Good luck with your project, and I will probably be asking questions soon as I start my own!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 6:15PM
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