This video series will show how to make window treatments. Create these simple but beautiful no-sew window treatments with ...
HGTV's Sherry Tyra.
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Hi! I am Sherry Tyra, the Assistant Designer on HGTV's hit show Designed to Sell. I am also president of my own company which is C.H.I.C, an acronym for Custom Home Interior Creations.
Welcome, today I am going to show you how to make no-sew window treatments.
Custom window treatments can really complete the look of a room. They can create drama, ambiance, and the beautiful fabrics can help pull the entire look together.
The problem with custom window treatments is they can be a little bit pricey, and for those of us on the strict budget, they are not really an option.
So today, I am going to show you how to get that custom look with just couple of yards of fabric and a few accessories. Very easy, and the best part, there is not a stitch of sewing involved.
Let's talk about the products that we need. You'll need a couple of yards of fabric. Now I'd like to use good quality decorative fabrics or light-weight upholstery fabrics. Fabrics such as quilting cottons, silks. They are little bit too light-weight for this project, so you want to get something with a little tooth, a little body to it.
You'll need some iron-on fusible tape, this can be purchased at any fabric store, craft stores usually carry it, or better department stores that have sewing sections.
A pressing cloth, you don't need a professional one, just a scrap piece of fabric will do. Velcro, some ribbon. For the ribbon you might want to get some anti-fray liquid. There are products like fray-check, anti-fray, no fray, they are in fabric stores again, a lot of your hobby stores, craft stores will carry that as well. That's just to touch up the ends of your ribbon so that you don't get fraying when you cut your ribbon.
You'll need a 1?2 piece of wood, the width of your window treatment, and that's called a Batten. Now the 1?2 piece of wood is not really 1?2, it's actually one-and-a-half by three quarters inches, they lie like dogs.
A pair of scissors, keep in mind these are sharp, so don't leave them lying around if you have small children, a staple gun. Again, let's make sure we are safe with the staple gun, don't point it at yourself or anyone else.
Piece of tin snips or good heavy scissors just to cut some light-weight wood, which will be our dowel. We are going to use a quarter inch dowel.
Now one of the window treatments today that we are going to show you does not need a dowel. So you might want to watch this video in its entirety to see if you need the dowel or not before you purchase it.
Measurement tools such as a tape measure, a ruler, a small sewing ruler, a fabric marker, a screw gun. The electric or the battery operated screw gun is best with the Phillips head tip on it and some good screws such as dry wall screws or hardened wood screws usually about an inch-and-a-half screw will work, two inches will be fine as well. A one-eighth inch drill bit for drilling pilot holes in your wood batten, and iron and an ironing board.
So these are the tools that we'll need for today's project. Now in my many years of interior design, I have seen a lot of people who want that custom look and just can't seem to get that. So I am going to just show you today an easy and simple way to do it. Let's get started.