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Simply Window Treatments

All You Need to Know to Make Curtains, Shades, and Swags

Window treatments have everything to do with ambience you create in your home. You can soften the architectural lines of a room or throw them into sharp contrast. You can also control the view from your windows and the quality of the light with coverings that range from simple rectangles of cloth to cascades of detailed finery.

Do you prefer curtains or shades? Will you want swags or tiebacks? Simple Window Treatments gives you everything you need to create the décor you are after. The book is packed with exciting design ideas and more than 20 illustrated step-by-step projects.

Part One: Be Creative helps you choose the best window treatments for each room. While the possibilities are extremely broad for designs, fabric types, and colors, this chapter helps you decide what is best for your home based on your own sense of style and the level of your sewing skills.

Part Two: Projects features a diverse selection of great-looking window treatments and illustrated directions for making them. You’ll learn how to make a traditional swag and tails, an elegant London shade, a simple sash curtain, ruffled rod-pocket curtains, and valances in different styles. Many projects include special Designer Details or Designer Variations: construction and trimming techniques that add distinction and personal flair.

Part Three: Basics takes the fear out of pattern making and sewing by showing you exactly how to measure, calculate yardage, cut the material, and assemble your curtains, shades, or swags.

A change in the window treatments can do wonders for the look and feel of your home. With this simple and practical guide, you don’t need to put off the project for another day!

About the Author
Name Editors of Sunset Books
Bio For more than half a century, Sunset Books has been helping readers remodel their homes and improve their lives.
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Publication Date October 1, 1998
Dimensions 8-1/4" x 10-3/4"
Number of Pages 128
Number of Photos 77