The Mistreatment of Windows:: A Tutorial


The statistics are staggering.  You and your family may be completely unaware of what is going on right under your own roof.  In fact, the numbers reveal that 1 in 4 windows are poorly treated, and that is in this country alone (studies are as yet inconclusive in the developing world)!  Don’t make the mistake of turning a blind eye to the mistreatment of windows in your very own home.  You may wonder, “what can one person do when there are so many windows suffering from mistreatment?”  Start with the windows in your own home, the ones that you come into contact with every day.  Think of ways that you can treat your windows well and do it, one window at a time.  If you don’t, who will?

So, this is a tutorial about how to make these pretty curtains.  Obviously.

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  • Fabric
  • ribbon
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
  • iron

[typography font=”Delius Swash Caps” size=”16″ size_format=”px”]Now for the tutorial…[/typography]


1.  Measure your windows.  Measure the horizontal from one end of your rod to the other.  Add 1 inch to account for the hem (1/2 inch per side).   Measure the vertical from the rod to the top of the window sill so that the fabric covers the whole window.  Add 2 inches to account for the rod sleeve (1.5 inches) and the bottom hem (1/2 inch). Cut your fabric to these measurements.


2.  Hem the sides.  Make sure you hem up and down the sides and also the bottom first at .5 inches.  Then hem the top rod sleeve at 1.5 inches.


3.  Iron any wrinkles out of your fabric.  Then use fabric glue to attach ribbon to border the sides and bottom.


4.  Cut 2 lengths of ribbon 2/3 the length of the fabric to use as the tie ups.  Use fabric glue on the reverse side and also stitch along the seam of the rod sleeve for extra stability.



5.  Hang ’em up, tie ’em up!



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