What are you most proud of? When I made the drapes, I made the mistake of making piping to finish the hem . . . BUT the fabric was so stiff and crisp the piping on the hem looked weird. So--the question was--what to do with all the yards and yards of piping??? I made tiebacks with the piping. They turned out great. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I have three windows, so I needed 6 tiebacks. I divided the yards of piping into 6 pcs. With needle and thread I twirled the fabric to form a cinnamon bun, taking many hand stitches on the back side of the bun. Then I sewed a 12" length of piping to the bun. If you can picture it in your mind--It made a tieback that looked like a big wedding ring. The cinnamon bun as the center stone sewn to the 12" ring. Slip the tieback over the drape and hang on cup hook on the window woodwork.
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