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Monday, December 8, 2014

SIMPLE WINDOW TREATMENT TUTORIAL…

Happy Monday Friends…



I am finishing up on my Holiday Decor around the home and have a window over 
my kitchen sink that needed a simple statement treatment.  

Normally it holds a green and white (faux) roman shade.   For Christmas and 
winter, I changed out most of my window treatments and curtains for all white.

I decided to make a quick and FREE Window Valance, that had only a few 
simple steps, that ANYONE could complete.  The most basic sewing skills only
are necessary.  Just a bit of fabric and ribbon were the only supplies.

THE BARE KITCHEN WINDOW:




Like, I mentioned before, my goal was to accomplish this task FOR FREE!
So, I went to my fabric stash and found some leftover White duck cloth from previous projects,
and it was an odd size, but my main goal was to make sure that the measurements 
were wide enough to cover the window, the length really didn't matter.

STEP ONE:

Fabric scrap… ( This is really was just a scrap)


STEP 2:
 Measure a piece that would be wider than the width of your window.  
I used a piece that was 3 inches wider.

STEP 3:
 I used push pins and hold a hemmed edge on each side. 
I double rolled each side so no frayed edges would show.




Be sure that after you pin your edges that the piece of fabric is still equal to the 
width of your window.

My window measurements were 60" wide by 48" height.  I had a scrap of material 
that I cut for 63" wide and only 32" for height. 


STEP 4:

ALMOST TO THE END!!

Sew both sides for your finished edges and then roll a simple 2" opening along the 
top of the curtain and sew for your rod to fit through. 
( Now, you could also sew a finished edge along the bottom of your
curtain, but my scrap already had a finished edge and I wanted
to have less steps  to complete this!)


If your scrap fabric was as wrinkled as mine, be sure to run 
your iron over the piece before hanging up!


I am using a simple tension rod, that I already owned  to hang this curtain.


This is how the curtain looks hung inside the window with the tension rod.


STEP 5:

This is soo simple.  I just used a roll of white grosgrain ribbon I already
had in my craft tub.  
I simple cut 2 equal pieces of ribbon for each side of the panel to create
a swag look and tied a bow. 

THATS ALL!  


You could leave the extra ribbon hanging from the bottom or top of this treatment.


The finished look is effortless.

LOVE IT!  







Pretty simple huh?

So with just a few items around my house, I changed the entire look of my kitchen!
The window treatment helps create a finished look and the simple white is
a perfect backdrop for my Holiday Decor!

Thank you for reading!!


Happy Holiday Decorating!

Jeanne

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