Saturday, December 18, 2010

T is for Trims

Trims include decorative cords, bands, fringes and tassels that are used as accents on draperies, valances and pillows.   They are like the jewelry on an outfit and when properly placed can add interest and define the shape of your treatment.

I always recommend using a trim on the edge of an empire swag. This ball fringe is placed on the edge so the balls hang into the window.

empire swag

Braids come in many different widths and look good across the bottom of roman shades as well as down the leading edge of panels.


I normally inset the braid about 1” from the edge …………..


For fun I added some tassel fringe to these stockings I made last Christmas.



My post on bullion fringe will give you some ideas on how to use those kinds of trim and the post on embellishments has even more examples to get your creative juices flowing !

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that trim you added to your stockings, Tammy! They look like little ornaments! I love trim; I am in heaven when I go to the designer fabric place by me just looking at touching all the fabrics and trims. I am very bad thoug,h because I will buy trim remnants without any real idea of what to use them for. I just like the way they look or the color and figure I'll come up with some way to use them!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Those designer details make all the difference!

Merry Christmas, Tammy!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Thanks PK and Kathy. I hope you have a Merry Christmas too !

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