Sheer Fabrics for the Home
Sheer fabrics are an ideal way to bring a fresh spring look to your windows and they allow a bit of privacy without shutting out the light from room.
Batiste, gauze, and voile come in several colors. They are wonderful for curtain panels, and they can also be used for valances and swags.
Gauze gives a casual, country ambiance to the room; it is ideal for dens, family rooms, breakfast nooks and kitchens. It is also a fun look for bedrooms.
Batiste and voile can be formal or casual. Both fabrics also make excellent panels. Voile is available in designs and plain colors.
Voile, mussola, and batiste are among the most popular sheer drapery fabrics. Mussola is a form of batiste manufactured in Italy. This top quality sheer curtain fabric is finer textured than most batiste fabric. Polyester mussola fabric features a lusterous sheen and is available in a versatile 118” width.
Mussola is available in white, marble, or champagne. It is ideal for panels hung between drapes. If drapes are not desired to block out the sunlight, mussula makes a graceful window treatment by itself.
Many fine textile manufacturers, including Robert Allen make lovely sheer drapery fabrics.
Sheer fabric curtains can be headed with a simple hem. You can also use drapery tapes to gather sheer fabrics and make your task easier.
Other sheer fabrics such organza and chiffon can be used for window treatments. A length of organza can make a quick swag without sewing. Simply cut to the length desired and drape the fabric over the curtain rod.