Custom window treatments are beautiful but can be very expensive; and it's no secret that I don't know how to sew. So how do I get a (somewhat) custom look without breaking the bank? I use stitch witchery and the pinch-and-clip method. I "mistreat" most of my windows - shhhh, don't tell anyone mmmmkay.
I typically prefer drapery rings. I just like the way they look. If you're making your own curtains using drapery rings allows you to skip over making a rod pocket. Skipping steps is my idea of a good time! Enter the pinch-and-clip method.
It's so easy. It gives you more of a custom-made look (in my opinion). I don't always use this method. It really just depends on the look that I'm going for in the room. Anywho, basically there are 2 different ways to pinch and clip.
The first way is to pinch a little fabric from the back (the side that faces the window) and then clip your drapery ring on the pinched fabric. I typically clip the rings on about an inch to an inch and a half down from the top.
This will give you a sort of relaxed pleat look as it just gathers the fabric a little bit. You will not see any of the clip from the front; you'll just see the tops of the rings.
For the second way, you pinch the fabric from the front (the side that faces the room) then gather and clip the pinched fabric on the back.
This way gives you more of a traditional pleated look.
The pinch-and-clip method gives you a few other options when hanging curtains with drapery rings. It's a nifty little trick for the can't-afford-custom-window-treatments crowd! Do you have any tricks up your sleeve? Any window mistreating going on in your home?
Here are the completed mistreatments (in the hubs office/man cave) using the first pinch and clip method mentioned above.
|I rarely (if ever) line my diy curtains because we have blinds on all of our windows so it's really not necessary.|
On a side note: Hope you all had a great weekend! We sure did; the Kentucky Wildcats are headed to the FINAL FOUR BABY!!!!!!