Window treatments can play a vital role in a room's personality - and these 15 projects are simple to make, marvellous to look at, and thoroughly up-to-date. The designs are clean and contemporary, using popular sewing techniques such as exposed raw edges. With the help of an easy-to-follow and a generously illustrated basics section, novices will quickly master all the skills. They'll learn how to make various headings (casings, tabs, grommets, ties) and different ways of constructing an assortment of curtains - lined, unlined, or cafe style. Select from funky valance, smooth shades, ribbon sheers, serious silk curtains and perfectly pleated draperies. Many of the projects incorporate the hottest new embellishments, including embroidery, trims and sequins.