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Nov 20
2016

Let’s make a drape using goblet pleat tape- Part 1

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During this blog, I will demonstrate how to make a drapery panel and get it ready for the addition of Goblet pleating tape.

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

 

cabanavillagebluenatural-mlining-ivory

 

 

 

 

 

I used approximately 2.75 yards each of Cabana Village Blue and Lining. I also used one and a half yards of Goblet Pleating tape.

 

 

PROCEDURE:

 

The first step in creating this drape was to measure the length of fabric that is needed to make the drape. I measured from the rod ring to the floor. The measurement was 90 inches but I needed to add enough fabric for the hem and seam allowance for the top of the drape.

 

 

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I cut 96.5 inches of the Cabana Village Blue Natural. This allows six inches to be used for the hem and one half inch seam allowance for the top.

 

 

 

 

 

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Next I cut the lining at the measurement of 95.5 inches which will allow for a six inch hem and a half inch seam allowance at top.

 

 

 

 

 

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I then took the two pieces and serge the raw edges. Top and bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The next step was to take the lining and make a hem. First I measured six inches as shown in the photo, pinned then pressed into place.

 

 

 

 

 

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I then took the six inches and folded under to make a three inch hem.

I then sewed a straight stitch to create the hem.

 

 

 

 

 

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Do the same procedure for the decorative fabric.

The only difference will be using the blind stitch hemmer for the sewing of the hem.

 

 

 

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This photo is showing the hemming using the blind stitch attachment.

 

 

 

 

 

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At this point I attached the decorative fabric and the lining together. Place the decorative fabric face up then add  the lining face down on top of the decorative fabric. I sewed the top of the drape together using a half inch seam allowance.

Once the seam is complete turn the fabrics with the fabric backs together  and press down the seam.

 

 

 

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It is time to hem the sides of the drapery panel. First measure three inches, pin then press.

 

 

 

 

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Now turn the side hem under to measure one and a half inches, pin and sew using the blind stitch hem attachment.

 

At this point the drape is ready for the Goblet pleating tape!

 

 

 

 

Next week I will continue with the drape and embellish it with the Goblet pleating tape and more decorative additions.

Happy sewing until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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