Return to the Sewing Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Swag and Jabots

Posted by talker (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 9, 08 at 0:45

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


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Swag and Jabots

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


 o
RE: Swag and Jabots

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!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Sewing Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here