The ABC’s of window treatments
I make a lot of my own patterns but when I want something different I like to use M’Fay patterns. Their full size patterns are on durable white paper with detailed step-by-step instructions. Alteration instructions, yardage guides, fabric suggestions and workroom hints are also included.
This photo shows one of their drapery swags made by Rebecca Rumpf of Custom Interiors by Rebecca. I love how the swag is pointed and has little bells on the sides.
This Parisian swag made by Interiors by Kelli is simple and elegant. The edges are slightly scalloped and the center is raised to draw the eye up.
Barbara Erwin made this fun Moroccan valance in a black and white check with a large banding of black to accentuate the shape. This would look great in a kitchen or laundry room.
You can get creative and add layers too.
London shades are really popular right now and this one by Donna Migdal at DM Drapery and Design is a great example of pattern placement. You can also have a contrast fabric inside the pleats.
All photos from M’Fay
M’Fay is a great resource for my fellow seamstresses both professional and beginner.
Don’t own a sewing machine ? Don’t know how to sew but want to have beautiful window coverings that make you smile ? Send me an email !