LINE DRAPES WITHOUT SEWING
If you want to keep the glare out or keep the heat in, you can line the drapes you already have very easily and economically without sewing.
I’ll show you how in this tutorial.
You will need: Fabric Glue (you can purchase at fabric stores
Drop cloth (you can purchase from Home Depot or any hardware store).
Measure the panels to determine the size and amount you will need. You will also need a pair of scissors.
- 1) If you don’t have a big enough table, lay the panel on the floor, (you can spread a sheet on the floor before starting the project to protect the drapes). Measure the drop cloth against the panel and cut to size.
- 2) Spread ample amount of glue across the top of the panel below the gromets or pleats squeezing the bottle gently
- 3) Place the drop cloth on the panel, pressing gently from end to end to secure. Let dry for about one hour.
Repeat steps 1 – 3, on each panel
There you have it! lined drapes to keep the heat in or glare out.
For chiffon drapes you can purchase inexpensive polyester or cotton lining from the fabric store.
QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO HANG PLEATED DRAPES WITHOUT HOOKS
You will need rings, needle, thread and a small scissors.
I picked these rings up in a grab bag at the fabric store
Sew the rings securely on to each pleat
Then hang your drapes. That’s all there is to it
HANGING PLEATED DRAPES MADE EASY BY ATTACHING TABS AND USING A ROD INSTEAD OF TEDIOUS HOOKS
You will need tape measure, ribbon approximately 2″ wide, scissors, pins, needle and thread.
- You can measure the circumference of the rod to determine the length of the tabs.
- Instead of using a tape measure I placed the ribbon around the rod allowing about half inch for ease so the rod can be pushed through without having to force it through.
- The next step: cut the amount of tabs you need by using the first tab as a guide.
- To determine how many tabs you will need count the number of pleats on the drape
- Place a tab in every other space between pleats.
- Pin or baste tab between pleats as shown in diagram
- Stitch the bottom then the top.
(to make it easier you can stitch all the bottom of the tabs first then flip
them over and stitch the top in pace. (See diagrams)
Run rod through tabs, and hang drapes