A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making and Installing Window Decor Learn how to sew custom, professional-looking window treatments for your home!Have you ever wanted to sew customized window treatments for your home? It's easier than you might think, especially if you have Singer(R) Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments on hand. With this helpful how-to book, readers are guided through the entire process--from planning the project to measuring scale and proportion, to selecting necessary tools, fabric, and hardware to actually sewing the curtains and installing them.Whether you're partial to Roman shades, gathered curtains, flat shades with dowels, or pleated drapes, there's a clear-cut set of instructions for you in Singer(R) Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades, and Top Treatments. Also included are lifesaver tips and techniques from an expert in the field, advice about using scale and proportion to enhance windows and disguise flaws, and suggestions for utilizing window treatments to control light and insulate your home. Accompanying photos make learning even easier.The book covers the following subjects in detail:Window treatment project planningWindow measurementsCalculating scale and proportionFabric and hardware selectionCurtains and draperiesGrommetsGathered and ruched curtainsPleated curtainsAdding trim, banding, and other embellishments to window treatmentsShades and blindsRoman shadesFlat shades with dowelsRelaxed draperiesGathered shadesTop treamentsCommon tips and techniquesCuttingSewingGlossary and resourcesSo, unroll that bolt of fabric and jump into your next DIY project in the world of curtains and draperies!