This home is our third together and I would have to admit selecting fabrics and sewing panels and pillows is my most favorite DIY project. I think these type projects are an easy and affordable way to create a unique, comfortable and cozy home. I usually sew pinch-pleat panels because I love the traditional and elegant feel. The only negative is the amount of fabric used and it can be challenging to work with yards and yards of fabric. So if you have always wanted to sew these type panels, here is a relatively easy project to do in your home for a custom look.
|Pinch Pleat Panels|
Supplies need at least 6 yds of fabric (more for larger in width windows)
Lining ( I usually order the same amount in lining as actual fabric)
I typically use two widths of 54"in fabric and sew together. The same with the lining. Press open the seams.
|Press Open the seams and place wrong side of each panel together|
On both edges I double hem 2" seams and then hand stitch or blind stitch on the machine
Add the header tape and I usually measure from end to end 2 inches for the pinch pleat placement.
Pinch the pleats together leaving 2 inches inbetween each completed pleat.
|Sew together on the front and back of each panels|
|Add the pin on hooks|
I usually hem when the panels are hanging and I can easily double hem to the exact length.
So another completed project and really it doesn't take that long to sew. I have a basic sewing machine and basic sewing skills. So hopefully this inspires you all to sew beautiful panels if this is your taste in drapery.
Have a fabulous weekend!
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