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From: sanda
Date: 12-04-2005, 12:38 AM (1 of 4)
I want to make pouf for a window with blinds out of bed sheet. How do I measure for window 34 1/2 " by 58 "? Do I double the window width?
User: sanda
Member since: 01-03-2005
Total posts: 16
From: shadylady
Date: 12-04-2005, 06:31 PM (2 of 4)
What do you mean by pouf?
User: shadylady
Member since: 09-19-2003
Total posts: 58
From: AndreaSews
Date: 12-04-2005, 09:24 PM (3 of 4)
A good project :) Home dec fabric stores like Calico Corners tell everyone, "the width of the window times one and a half,"for alllllll window treatments. The one answer for all approach doesn't tickle my fancy, but for a "pouf" it should be fine. I'd do anywhere from 1.5 to 2 times the window width. Is your pouf going to cover any window mouldings? If so, include that width in the measurement. If 34 1/2 wide is your total width (the width you want the finished pouf to be), then you're working with 51.75 to 69 inches. Your choice. How full do you want it? I think if you double it (69), then you can use as much as you like to make the sides neat, and not worry that they won't be full enough.

As for length, mine are 17 1/2 inches long without the pouf-paper inside. I love the technical terminology, don't you? They're double thickness, with a 2 inch rod-pocket, and a 2 inch section above that for gathering.
17 1/2 x 2 =35 inches long. Add extra for seam allowances.

Do sides first. A rolled hem would do, or else fold, press, and stitch a wider edge of you prefer. Then, fold in half, right sides together, making the length (35) into 17/12. Sew along the raw edges to make the top seam. Turn right side out and press. Next sew 2 lines parallel to that top seam, making a space wide enough to accommodate the curtain rod you're using, and leaving enough above the rod pocket to make a little ruffle effect when it scrunches up on the rod. Slide onto rods and stuff with tissue paper for pouf. I bought mine at Linens N Things, shame on me! And I chose not to stuff.
Just re-read your post. You never asked for all this. How presumptuous of me. But now I've gone and typed it all... Maybe somebody will get inspired!
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: sanda
Date: 12-05-2005, 09:45 AM (4 of 4)
Thank you I will measure hope I have enough.
User: sanda
Member since: 01-03-2005
Total posts: 16
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