This video will show how to create no sew side seams and hem for window treatments.
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Hi, I am Sherry Tyra, the Assistant Designer for HGTV's hit show, Designed to Sell and owner of Custom Home Interior Creations. Today, we are learning how to make No-sew Window Treatments. Now that you have your fabric cut to the proper size, we are going to learn how to finish off the raw edges. And as I promised there is not a bit of sewing involved, where you think this handy dandy little tool which is a fusible iron-on tape. And this will fuse your fabric together, so you won't have to worry about doing any sewing. So, it's prefect for everybody. This fabric tape, this iron-on tape is a standard five-eighths inch size which is a standard size for any type of sewing seam that you do. So what we are going to do is we are going to take your raw edge of fabric and we are going to turn it over five-eighths of an inch and run an iron along it, so you create this nice little side finish seam. I have this handy-dandy little tool here which is a seamstress ruler and it has an adjustable markers, so you can actually adjust this to five-eighths of inch and it gives you a great little visual to help you iron over this edge. So we are going to just go ahead and measure five-eighths of an inch, turn your raw edge over and you will hit that with the iron, and we are going to do that all down the whole length of your fabric. And if you get really good, you can just eye it, because it doesn't have to be perfect it. You have to be kind of accurate, because this is going on your wood batten and you want to make sure that it's the right-size. So you will just do this, all the way down the side, measure five-eighths of an inch, turn it over with the iron and then once you have done that, you can take your fusible webbing, put it right under that edge and hit it with the iron and that will fuse that fabric together. Now as you are doing this I like to use a pressing cloth and the reason is it's because if this fusible iron on tape is sticking out at all on your edges and then you run over it with the iron, it will gum up the surface of your iron and that's a pain in the neck to get off. So I like to just take scrap piece of fabric, put it right over this, and then heat it really good with your iron, that way if any of it leaks out, it's leaking on to this piece of this fabric. Just as it has here, rather than on to your iron, so you want get that gum on your iron. So, what you do is you just go down the edge and finish that all the way down the edge just like that. Once your done, you are going to repeat that process, turn it over five-eights of an inch, ad this one you may not even have to measure because you are already have that five eights of an inch measured. So let's just turn it over another fold and again repeat with the fusible tape, just put it right underneath, pressing cloth, hit it with you iron and there you have a perfectly finished side seams. You will do this on both sides, you will also do the hem. Now when you do the hem, don't use the fusible tape on the first fold. Fold it over once, hit it with your iron then fold it over again and then use your fusible tape, and what this will do, with this we will create a nice little pocket for you to run your dowel in. And that will give your, the bottom of your window treatment weight, especially if we are going to use the roller shade version of this window treatment, you will definitely want to add the dowel and we will get to that a little bit later. Now that we have both side seams finished beautifully. And we do have our hem finished with a little pocket. We still have one raw edge to your fabric. So this is the edge that's going to be attached to your wood batten, your one by two wood frame and what we'll do is, we will take that edge turn this under a half an inch. Just go ahead, it's not five-eighths of an inch now, it's half-an-inch, turn that under, hit it with the iron all the way down, make sure your half-an-inch all the way down and now we are ready to attach this to the wood, which is the next step I am going to show you.