How To Make Expensive Looking Professional Drapes In A Day


I was sick of my plain windows. I had all the right furniture in the room, but nothing on my windows.

Here’s the dilemma. I am moving to Texas in a few months… so whatever I decided to make had to be versitile enough to use on the windows in the house in Texas. So, I didn’t want to make something so tailored that I couldn’t reuse the fabric.

I also didn’t want to spend too much time on this project. After all, I’m only going to be in the house for a couple more months.

What I came up with was simple, but beautiful drapes that were super easy to make. And I’m going to show you how!

I made a total of 8 panels… 2 per window. I averaged 2 Panels a night. So, you could easily dress up a window in a day.

The rods cost me $25 each… totaling $100.

The fabric on sale cost me about $300.

I was able to give my room softness, drama, color and a designers touch for less than $500. These would have cost close to $4000 if I had a professional design and make these for me.

So, here’s how to make them.

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2 Comments on How To Make Expensive Looking Professional Drapes In A Day

  1. Kay Moyer
    September 26, 2009 at 4:01 am (8 years ago)

    With this treatment, you figured 14 inchs for valance. When finished, will the valance be 14 inch down from the the rings? The way I read it , it would be 7 inch. I’m wanting about a 16 inch finished valance look, Do I allow 32 inch?
    Thank ou, K

    • Jenny T.
      September 26, 2009 at 9:37 am (8 years ago)

      The valance will be 7″ from the top of the drapery panel. So, if you want it to be 16″ from the top of the drape you need to allow 32″.


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