Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shaped Tiebacks

Tiebacks are a beautiful and often practical way to accent drapery panels. They can be used to hold back short kitchen curtains or as a way to shape full-length draperies into a dramatic draping statement in a living room, dining room or foyer. Imagine the possibilities for childrens rooms by adding trims, ruffles and even embroidery. Even the most simple drapery panels can be customized with decorative shaped tiebacks.

This interlined, shaped tieback is embellished with micro welt cord and knife pleated ruffles.

Workroom photo showing a cresent shaped leopard tieback. Heavy bump interlining, welt cord and iron-on-adhesive web are used give a soft structure. Imagine this tieback as an accent to solid khaki or black draperies.

Tiebacks can be cut with a soft curve, cresent or V-shape along the top. Shaping the tieback prevents it from binding the drapery panel at a sharp, right angle which allows the fabric to drape with a softer appearance.

Visit the Rowley Company website at for instructions on how to make the V-shaped tieback pictured above, including a product list and pattern.

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