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How To Make Box Pleat Balloon Shades

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How To Make Box Pleat Balloon Shades

Box Pleat Balloon Shades Instructions

It’s easy to make your own box pleat balloon shades when you follow these patterns and instructions, designed by Sue Parten, who owns a drapery workroom. 

Topics covered in the instructions include:

•list of supplies

•how to measure for different types of mounts

•how to choose fabric

•how to calculate yardage

•how to match repeats in fabric patterns

•how to cut fabric

•how to piece, sew, and hem

glossary of terms

•instructions for making your own portable drapery work table


What Is A Box Pleat Balloon Shade: A Box Pleat Balloon Shade is a soft, yet tailored treatment.  Fullness is added with equally spaced inverted pleats and extra length giving depth and softness.  The treatment is mounted onto a board.  Balloons average 18-20” in width with the pleats being 12”.  The pleats can be made out of a contrasting fabric for added effect.  Also consider adding a contrasting welt at the top or a ruffle at the bottom

 In addition to box pleat balloon shade instructions, we also offer: box pleat valances patterns, box pleat balloon valance patterns, pinch pleat drapery patterns, rod pocket drapery patterns, roman shade patterns, parafold roman shade patterns, and scarf swag patterns.

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