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Window Treatments: Free Patterns & Tutorials
Posted By Tipnut On November 18, 2010 @ 1:13 am In Sewing | 3 Comments
You can easily update and freshen up a room with new curtains, drapes, fabric shades and valances. Buying window treatments can get pretty expensive but you can easily make them for a custom fit and save money. Here’s a collection of free patterns and tutorials for assorted styles I’ve found around the net.
DIY Two-Toned Button Shade : When you want your shade up, simply fold up and button.
How To Fake A Roman Shade : With some measuring and basic sewing skills, you can make these coverings on the cheap.
Tab-Top Panel Curtains : Easy to customize and adjust for nearly any size (both length and width).
Fabric Tie-Up Shade : Learn how to make a nice fabric shade that you can leave down or tie up as low/high as you like.
No-Sew Shade : A plain roller shade is covered with patterned fabric (secured in place with fabric glue).
Ruffled Valance : Top casing to fit over a pocket rod and 4 tiers of frilly ruffles, these can easily be made for any size.
Vinyl Blinds Make-over  (slide #6) Transform white vinyl roller shades with latex paint and a roll of painter’s tape.
No-Sew Drape Shade : Made with faux white linen, no sew seam tape and white grosgrain ribbon.
Stencilled : A plain, white fabric blind is personalized with pretty stenciled designs (use acrylic stencil paint).
Awning : Surprisingly easy to make with two tension rods, a canvas drop cloth and fabric paint.
Overall Buckle Panels : (slide #14) Fabric tubes about 10″ long are sewn, pressed flat then thread through buckles and stitched to the back of a curtain panel.
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URLs in this post:
 Bohemian Curtains How-To: http://aboutgoodness.com/unique-bohemian-curtain-from-repurposed-vintage-lace/
 DIY Two-Toned Button Shade: http://www.womansday.com/home/craft-ideas/diy-two-toned-button-window-shade-65347
 DIY Stenciled Shade: http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/solutions/window-designs-stenciled-shade-00400000064983/
 How To Fake A Roman Shade: http://www.sunset.com/home/weekend-projects/fake-roman-shades-00400000054624/
 DIY Roller Blinds: http://www.designsponge.com/2010/06/sewing-101-roller-blinds.html
 Tab-Top Panel Curtains: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/curtains-panels/nature-brights-kitchen-tab-top-panel-curtains-button-accents
 Stenciled Drapes: http://www.ourfifthhouse.com/2011/03/stenciled-drapes.html
 Fabric Tie-Up Shade: http://www.cozycottagecute.com/2010/09/tutorial-fabric-tie-up-shade.html
 Cafe Curtains: http://www.womansday.com/home/craft-ideas/diy-home-decor-cafe-curtains-107373
 No-Sew Shade: http://awelldressedhome.com/quick-and-easy-diy-window-shade/
 How To Build A Cornice: http://www.bejane.com/How-to-build-window-cornice
 Ruffled Valance: http://meandmadeline.blogspot.com/2011/02/tiered-ruffled-valances-tutorial.html
 Wallpaper Shades: http://www.marthastewart.com/272820/wallpaper-window-shade
 Vinyl Blinds Make-over: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/sun-room/affordable-sunporch-makeover/#page=6
 Daisy Valance: http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters.php?mode=issue&issue_id=451&department_id=7
 No-Sew Drape Shade: http://www.swoonstylehome.com/2011/03/diy-tutorial-make-your-own-no-sew-drape.html
 Super Easy: http://wendigratz.blogspot.ca/2012/07/how-to-make-easy-curtains.html
 Stencilled: http://uktv.co.uk/home/stepbystep/aid/2158
 3 No-Sew Versions: http://inmyownstyle.com/2012/08/one-yard-window-treatment3-ways.html
 Awning: http://musingsfromafrenchcottage.blogspot.ca/2011/08/window-awning-tutorial.html
 Roll-up Blind: http://www.housetohome.co.uk/articles/advice/diy/Make_a_roll-up_blind_381540.html
 Overall Buckle Panels: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/window-treatments/window-projects/diy-kitchen-window-treatments/#page=14
 Image: http://7layerstudio.typepad.com/7_layer_studio/2009/05/tutorial-for-fully-lined-tabtop-drapes.html
 this page: http://latebloomercrafts.blogspot.com/2009/05/lined-tab-top-curtain-tutorial.html
 How To Make A Roman Shade: http://www.amerrymishapblog.com/2008/03/diyhow-to-make-roman-shademy-way.html
 Roman Blind Tutorial In 20 Pictures Or Less: http://jenduncan.typepad.com/whats_new/2008/11/roman-blind-tutorial-in-20-pictures-or-less.html
 Simple Fabric Shades: http://twostraightlines.typepad.com/two_straight_lines/2006/10/tutorial_simple.html
 How To Make Easy Curtains: http://www.toolgirl.com/toolgirl/2005/04/planet_of_the_d.html
 Curtains with Shirred Headers: http://www.denverfabrics.com/pages/static/curtains/sew-curtains.htm
 Tea Towel Curtains: http://westcoastcrafty.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/tea-towel-curtains-now-even-easier/
 Linen With deco ring grommets: http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=JC&Screen=LINENCURTAIN
 Dappled Lace Cafe Curtain: http://www.knitpicks.com/Dappled+Lace+Caf%c3%a9+Curtain+Pattern_PD50576220.html
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