The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 21
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 21

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
Page 21
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) Decorative Finishes Limitless For Popular Cafe Curtains Cotton cafe curtains continue to* gain in popularity and decorative finishes for they seem to be limitless. This curtain style is highly favored for the modern kitchen and it's easy for the woman who sews at home. If you have an automatic sewing- needle machine, local sewing center experts suggest you use the zigzag fashion disc to embroider across the hemline and around the scalloped tops of your- cafe curtains. You can give added decorative charm with double rows of automatic zigzag stitching from scallop top to curtain bottom. How to Make Curtains To help you with cafe curtain making projects, sewing authorities offer this advice. When estimating yardage for this type of curtain, allow 'double the window width for fullness of both top and bottom sections. For example, if window is 36' wide, two lengths of 36' fabric should provide adequate fullness and also provide for side hems. To estimate length required for bottom curtain panels, measure from center section of window to window sill. To this add 4 'for hem allowance and y 2 ' allowance for seam at highest point of scalloping. To estimate length for top section, measurejxom curtain rod fixture to place above Window center where you prefer hemline should fall. To this measurement, add 4" for hem allowance and Y 2 " allowance for seam at highest point of scalloping. If you prefer that top section falls just above heading of lower curtain section, take measurement from curtain rod to center of window frame plus hem and top' NOVELTY STRIPE—This novelty stripe rowel, recently introduced by Fieldcrest Mills, alternates a .solid color stripe with bright contrasting color to achieve a tweedy effect. Fringed edges add distinction. seam allowance. • ; Scalloped Effect To achieve a smooth scalloped effect, it is best to use a faced scallop for both top and bottom curtain sections. Each; : facing can be cut from a straight strip of fabric 6" wide. Length of each ^facing is width measurement of each curtain section plus 1' allowance for turn of raw outside edges. Metal or plastic curtain rings can be sewn to scallop points for hanging curtains on rod. Since there -is little reason to part top curtain section at center, you : can seam these two widths together. Entire top can then scalloped at one time. Bottom panels should be hemmed on both sides so that curtains can be drawn apart easily. To make faced scallops for both top and .bottom curtain sections, first turn under raw bottom edge of facing strip and machine stitch in place. Next trace scallops on wrong side of facing starting %" below facing top. When traced, scallops should be a distance of seven inches apart at highest point and 3" deep at bottom center. Further Instructions After tracing scallops, place facing on curtain top with right sides of fabric together. Insert finished loops for curtain rod between facing, and curtain so that raw edges of each loop fall at top point of scallops. Baste entire facing and loops in place. Next machine stitch around entire line of scalloping. Reinforce top points of scallops where loops are inserteed with a doubl line of machine stitching. Trim away excess fabric y 2 ''above stitched scalloping line. Clip seam edges about every two inches so that seam will press flat. Now macnine stitch outside edges of facing to outside edge of curtain. Blind hem remaining length of outside edges of curtains. Turn entire facing to right side. Blind stitch lower edge of facing to curtain, with the blind stitch attach- Cotton Helps Re-Make Rocker If you have an old family rocker, you can give it new interest as a nursery furniture piece by taking to your sewing machine and stitching up decorative seat and back cushions from long-wiring cotton fabrics. They are easy-to-makc and when turned out in a special nursery cotton print will delight a child. Local sewing center experts tell you simply to cut front and back sections to follow the contour of your particular furniture piece. Place cotton padding between both I sections, baste in place. Then join I with welting. If you miJte your own welting from, bla* itripi of contrasting plain fabric, use a narrow cord to insert in the strip*. When stitching use the cording foot on your sewing machine so that you can stitch close to the cord. Cushions 'shown on this rocker were made from "Alice-In-Wonderland" cotton chintt by Waverly. Miss Hutchinson's School ESTABLISHED 1902 KINDERGARTEN THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL ACCREDITED BY ALL AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS Art, Music, Dancing, Journalism, Speech, Typing, French, Spanish, English, History, Latin, Math. 1925 Union Memphis, Tenn. Ph. 7-1496 1 FASHIONABLE DENIM— Thanks for the fashionable look of this .living room corner go to denim, popular cotton decorative fabric. The chair is slip-covered in a Joseph's coat striped denim by Erwin. Denim -that matches one of the stripes is used for the handsome window treatment. The gold cotton carpet, too, picks up a stripe in the fabric. ment for your sewing machine Sewing- help and accessories are available at all Singer sewing cen ters. SMART INTERIOR — New cotton decorative fabrics hold many treats in store for the woman with an eye for smart interiors. Here a stunning fabric "Acadja Goldenweave," by Athinson, Wade & Co., illustrates the elegant tone that per- vades the cotton selections now available at the drapery counters. Gold, shades of green, rose arid bleu are included in a skillful blending of colors on white background. Harmonizing slipcovers, too, are cotton in this fashionable setting. SLEDGE Cotton Factors 109 So. Front Memphis, Tenn. Compliments ..«'••'•...". Block and Unobsky Cotton "Serving Industry Over 30 Years" MATTHEWS BLOW PIPE 125 Keel Avenue —~ Memphis, Tennessee Engineers - Designers-Installation-Service Blow Pipe and Cotton Gin Work Engineered Cool-Drying and Aeration Systems Call Us 8-6352 Memphis S. E. Kolp E. D. Meek E. D. MEEK SALVAGE STORE Groceries Dry Goods Paints Electrical Appliances 2 WEST GEORGIA MEMPHIS, TENN. J^JixwIi jiJL w SHOE SALON Where you II always find all the greatest names in footwear Andrew Geller Mr. Stanley John Marino British Walker Morris Wo lock David Evins Julianelli M. Wolf Old Maine Trotters British Brewitts Tavini of Italy Palter DeLiso DeLiso Debs Bally of Switzerland Kliche Degas Miami Wedgelim Amalfi of Italy

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