Semi-Tutorial for Mixing Details on Window Treatments
January 17, 2011by Sonya
One of the things I love to do with window treatments is add extra details you don’t normally see. Personally, I love long panels. Simple or detailed, I tend to gravitate towards panels. But even more fun are window treatments where you can mix it up a bit with details & patterns. What better space in which to do just that but a child’s room! Go HERE to see more of this bedroom.
Fabric used for Panels
dark brown houndstooth - top 2/3rd (approximately)
This is just showing you the process of piecing the panels together rather than a full fledged tutorial. I began by deciding just how I wanted to divide the panels and use each fabric. The panels are divided approximately 2/3 and 1/3. I adjusted a little keeping in mind the orange horizontal band of the paint treatment. The first step was the making the piping/cording. The piping borders the green band and is the finishing edge at the top of the panels.
These photos show you the progression of sewing the pieces together. I started at the bottom and worked my way up. You could also sew the piping to your band of fabric and treat it as one element.
This was the completed look prior to sewing the lining to the panel. I ironed the piping where the seam allowances were facing each other.
In order to assure the piping seam allowances stayed in this position, I topstitched the green band beside each strip of piping.
You can faintly see the topstitching in this photo.
Because the band of green fabric was not the same size of the orange band on the walls, I choose to drop it a bit. It would have been cool to directly line up the horizontal band in the fabric with the horizontal band in the paint treatment. Especially if using the same color! (Note to self for future project!)
The panels were hung with a simple tab top. In order to add a bit more detail, (why not?) I lined the back of the tab with the plaid fabric. The tabs are cut 3″x 8.5″. Finished size 2″x7.5″
Top of the panels and hardware. You can also see the plaid fabric as the piping and also at the top of the lining. (Here I added a 6″ band of the plaid fabric to insure you don’t see the white lining.)
Maybe this will inspire you to think about extra details for YOUR next project!
Are you a detailed person?
Do you find beauty in the details?
Speaking of details, I just realized this is my 100th post!