Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tiny bias band

Horizontal stripes must be "railroaded" or run sideways if they are to be used vertically.  This woven stripe was railroaded; as it came off the roll, it was horizontal.  Luckily the shades were short enough that we could use the width of the fabric as the length of the shade.
Also luckily, the stripe remained straight after blocking- it had quite a "smile" to it at first.  Trimming off the selvedges helped and then a lot of obstinate pressing.
These shades are blackout lined, ribbed, and strung with encased cord.
The bottom would have had to be faced even if it hadn't been banded.  Despite its small size, that narrow bias banding was a lot of work!

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