Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The "Fake Pleats"

I think they look pretty impressive, I mean come on, pleats are hard core.  These were crazy easy.  Well, okay there was some math involved, but as far as the physical making of them, easy. 
I made a bunch of equidistant button holes on the back of the rod pocket.  I did this before I sewed the pocket, so essentially giant buttonholes near the unfinished edge then I folded it over to make the rod pocket.  (The equidistant part was where the math came in.)
Once the sewing was all done I just wove the rod in and out through the buttonholes.  That way, the "out" part of the curtain pulls away from the rod when I open the curtains and creates a fake pleat.  Easy.

1 comment:

Amber Goodman said...

Ah, I get it. Good idea.