A Window Scarf Will
Dress Up A Plain Window
I made this window scarf using a wooden rod. I
stapled the smaller edge to the rod, then accordian
folded the scarf and draped it over the corners of the
The sheer curtain underneath is made the same way
as Simple Curtains. I
was fortunate to find the shear fabric that matches the
- Wooden rod or hold backs
- Fabric for the scarves and contrasting lining (54"
- Staple gun and staples
Decide what rod or "hold backs" (curtain hardware that you
install onto your wall or window molding at the top corners of
the window. These will hold the draping of the scarf) you want
and mount them onto your windows.
Measure the distance between between your rod mountings or
Next, measure how far down from the rod or hold backs you
tails to fall.
Add together the distance between the hold backs plus twice
the length of the tail (you will have a tail on either side of
the window). Add 1 inche for seam allowances. This
is the cutting length of your fabric.
Fold each end of the fabric into the center so that they
meat exactly in the middle of the fabric. Crease each
Unfold and mark a diagonal line from the top edge of the
fabric to the crease at the lower edge. Cut along these
lines. You will now have a piece of fabric that will be
in the shape of a trapazoid. Repeat this for the
With right sides together, sew the fabric and lining
together leaving a small opening. Turn the fabric to the
right side. You can slip stitch the opening. Press.
If you're using hold backs, fold the scarf into accordion
pleats and drape it over.
If you're using a wooden rod, staple the shorter side of
the scarf to the rod, then fold in the same accordian
pleats and drape it over the outside edge of the rod.