Thursday, April 21, 2016
Efficient fabrication of multiple shades
Five small shades JUST fit sideways on my gridded table, so to streamline fabrication, I laid them all out at once and pretended I was making one very wide shade. I rolled out the fabric, which was being railroaded, and sliced.
A straightedge helped me use the grid to center the pattern on each shade.
We completed each step on all five shades before moving to the next step. Besides being the fastest way, it was also the best way to ensure consistency.
Fusible buckram from Rowley was trimmed to size and fused to the hem. That helps to keep the bottom straight.
Weight bar tube was run across all five shades and secured.
We worked our way across the table, laying in the lining and finger-pressing the side hems.