draperies

It’s been an eventful 2017 at Designs by Donna!

I hope your year has been a good one too and that 2018 brings you good health and much joy! At Designs by Donna my mission is: To use my passion, gifts, and abilities to bring joy and beauty into the lives of others through exquisite design, teaching, and sharing.

Difficult Fabrics – Silk Velvet Banding on Drapery Lead Edge

Working with difficult fabrics can be challenging and stressful unless you first determine your course of action.  This is the second edition of working with difficult fabrics.  I'll show you how I used upholstery weight silk velvet to make  narrow bands on  silk taffeta panels.  Now these are two fabrics that couldn't be more incompatible. [...]

How to sew a interlock stitch in drapery panels

When making multi width drapery panels, adding an interlock stitch at the seams will help keep the seams lined up as they hang.  Without this stitch the fabric layers may shift making the draperies look untidy or messy. Sewing the interlock stitch is quick and easy when using your thumb to pinky measurement. Here are [...]

Flowing Flower Detail For Draperies, Valances, Pillows

As a soft home furnishings designer and fabricator, I am passionate about embellishing my creations.  This embellishment I call the Flowing Flower Embellishment and I use this on drapery panels, window valances, or pillow covers, just to name a few.  The source for my flowing flower inspiration was this picture of a sweater in a [...]

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