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Lambrequins are an attractive alternative to pelmets and valances and look stunning hung over a roman blind or roller blind
Our Teach Yourself Guide to making Lambrequins (using an MDF construction method) provides all the information you will need to make this exquisite window dressing to a professional standard.  The practical advice and step-by-step instructions for this project are supported by easy to follow illustrations, guidance on materials and preparation, and design ideas.
This unique, comprehensive guide introduces you to all the materials and tools you will need and covers every stage of the design, planning, measuring, cutting out, making-up and installation processes.
Our unique guide is great value for money and is provided as an immediate download after purchase, in Adobe PDF format, for you to read, print and re-use again and again. 
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Overview
A lambrequin is very similar to a modern stiff pelmet made of MDF. They are simple to make and do not require any complex upholstery skills. If you are new to upholstery or have only tackled some simple modern upholstery before, lambrequin making could be just the project for you!
Contents
Step 1 Plan Thoroughly
  • Understand the definition of a lambrequin
  • Choose the right fabric
  • Consider the design
Step 2 Estimation of fabric and purchase of ancillary materials
  • MDF
  • Softwood boarding
  • Metal brackets and screws
  • Panel pins
  • Face fabric
  • Lining
  • Thin sheet foam and wadding
  • Trimming
  • Strong paper for paper pattern
  • Other materials - glue, treads, needles, staple gun
Step 3 Making Up
  • Assembling the frame
  • Making a paper pattern
  • Cutting out
  • Attaching to the frame
  • Lining
Step 4 Installation of the Lambrequin
  • Positioning and anchoring
Step 5 Evaluation
  • Evaluating your finished article - ways to avoid simple mistakes, improve you skills and perfect that professional finish
APPENDIX - Soft furnishings sewing techniques used
  • Piping techniques
  • Mitring and jointing trimmings
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