Window treatments help determine the visual mood of a room.
Whimsical, dramatic, casual, or formal looks can all be achieved with the type of treatment you choose.
Window treatments don’t have to be sewn, expensive, or tailor made to look fabulous!
Below is a view of my music room which I’ve neglected to decorate for 3 years.
A beautiful 100 year old baby grand sits just to the left of this picture, along with 3 book cases,
two architectural columns scribbled with blue Sharpie (my preschooler, the artist),
one big banana plant, no pictures and no window treatments.
Did I mention this is the first room you see when you walk in the front door?
Oh yes, do you see that fabric sitting on the armchair? It has sat there for TWO years. Yes TWO.
Time to make some window treatments!!!!
Even though I know how to sew, I wanted to try to make a treatment that looked like a Roman Shade without sewing.
Home Depot had these self adhesive hooks by 3M for around $2 and Target had simple curtain ring clips.
I measured the width of the window and added 2 inches for seam allowance, then cut the fabric to that width.
I folded each edge and made seams with Stitch Witchery. Click here to learn how to use Stitch Witchery.
Next the fabric was evenly folded to make 3 pleats. It’s looking rather Romany already!
Once I had all the pleats “just so”, I pinned it all over to hold the pleats in place,
then placed it up to the window to make sure I liked it.
Carefully I removed some pins, folded back each pleat, and laid a strip of Stitch Witchery along the crease of the pleat.
Then after folding the pleat back down it was pressed to adhere the Stitch Witchery.
After adhering each pleat, the fabric was flipped over and each flap was again lined with the Witchery and pressed.
All that was left was to clip the shade to the curtain hooks and my makeshift, no-sew faux Roman Shade was finito!
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