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Making Plaited Tie-backs
look of your room by making your own rich looking plaited
When you want the room to have that romantic aura add your own rich looking plaited
tiebacks. Now let's show you how to make plaited tie-backs.
Tiebacks have to two advantages:
- They let in extra light through windows and doors during the day
- They look beautiful
Plaited tie-backs in particular give a rich finishing touch to your curtains and your room as a
There are different ways you can choose to make plaited tie-backs:
- the same fabric as the curtains
- a contrasting color to your curtains
- a color matching the pattern in the curtain
- three different colors
Determine the length of the plaited tie-backs by using a tape-measure to tie back the
curtains to the required length. The reading on the tape-measure will give you the finished length. Allow
some extra fabric as you lose a little from length when plaiting.
- When using three different colours you will need about 20-25 cm from each colour to make 2
tubes in each colour
- When using a plain colour – enough for 6 tubes (about 75 cm)
- Lining – enough for 6 tubes (about 75 cm)
- Four plastic or metal rings
- Wadding or filling optional.
Sewing the plaited tie-backs
- Cut 6 strips (width approximately 10 cm each) of the fabric and the lining. (And wadding if extra thickness is required).
- Tack the lining onto the wrong side of each strip of fabric.
- With right sides together, fold each strip in half lengthwise and stitch along the long
edge, then turn by pulling one end through.
- Position the seam in the centre on the inside of each tube, fold both ends over and stitch
- Put the 3 tubes on top of one another and slipstitch the ends together and plait. Again put
the ends of the 3 tubes on top of one another and slipstitch together again to
- Sew the rings onto each end of the tieback.
Enjoy your finished plaited tie-backs and the eye-catching window treatment feature they