Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Making Curtains and Drapes via the 1970 Better Homes & Gardens Sewing Book

One of these days, I'm making my own pinch-pleat draperies. I've wanted them for a while, but everything in the stores is really expensive (if you can even find nice looking drapes), or they are really nothing but glorified curtains. And I have perfect instructions right in my BH & G Sewing Book binder, printed in 1970. This is the divider for the "Sewing for the Home" section:

For anyone else who wants to learn more about it, who might want to try it, here are some images from the book, showing the process:

Keep watching for "Slipcovers" and "Bedspreads!"

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