Decorating With Fabric: Making Curtains and Draperies

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North Central Regional Publication
Originally published by Purdue University, this publication has been adapted for regional distribution

Tips from design to construction of your household curtains and draperies abound in this publication. It begins by asking questions about your functional needs for curtains. Hints for overall care and considerations for new curtains and draperies can extend their life.

Learn about the styles, colors, texture, patterns and hardware that are available. Illustrations of hardware, styles, designs and tables of information accompany nearly every page. Finally, detailed instructions about how to sew and install curtains and draperies are included, again with illustrations every step of the way.


  • Cafe curtains
  • Curtain care
  • Home decorating
  • Home remodeling
  • Interior design
  • Pleated draperies
  • Ruffled curtains
  • Sewing curtains and shades
  • Shirred curtains


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