What is the difference in this Empire Pole Swag,
and your other Empire Pole Swags?
Swag depth and different jabots.
How can I alter the swags?
We cannot give you instructions to alter the swag in width
or depth. To go beyond the sizes given would require the shape
and size of the patterns and the pleat angels to change. There
is no formula for a quick fix.
Can I alter the jabot?
No, it is cut on a curve. Size and shape would have to change.
We cannot help you with that.
Can I alter the swag droop area?
No, pleat angles would have to change. You can make a separate
“scoop” shape fabric piece to tack behind the
swag. It will look like a part of the swag.
Can I switch to a different jabot?
Yes, you would make the necessary deductions for the jabot
Can I mount this valance with rings?
No, there is too much bulk at the top. Our Kingston Pole Swag,
9203, would work best for that.
I do not understand how to figure for my swag size.
Please explain that to me.
Click on to “How
to read the yardage page“ and scroll down to “
figuring swag size”. This is explained in detail.
Please explain how various brackets effect the return.
“L” brackets can be hidden behind a swag or horn.
The return can wrap around the end of the pole and attach
to the bracket or the wall. When using decorative brackets,
they usually wrap around, hugging the pole. Those brackets
must be placed beyond the valance, therefore more pole space
is needed. A “custom cut-out” return is needed.
This will allow the return to place under the pole to reach
the wall. Instructions and patterns for these returns are
in our Manual Collection.
I am making the Empire Pole Swag with lining and
interlining. What can I do with all this bulk?
Bulk must be dealt with during the sewing process. Complete
instructions are in our “Manual Collection”.
Should I interline silk?
Yes, silk is a very fragile fabric that tends to get brittle
from the sun. Interlining will help to protect it.
Can I use this pattern for an arched window?
No, it will not adapt to an arch shape.