Many of our customers come into the store with questions about how to cover a window or screen a doorway.
These panels cover the windows at the back of our store. Hung on tension rods, the panels are made from small pieces of Japanese tissue which has a unique fabric-like quality and durability.
One of our favourite ways of piecing paper is on a sewing machine.
To create panels for your window you will need:
– a selection of Japanese tissues
– a regular sewing machine with a fine needle
– coordinating thread
– straight edge ruler
– sharp utility knife
– tension rod
Measure the window to be covered.
Piece blocks of tissue with a ¼ inch seam into strips approximately the width of your window. When you have enough strips to make up the length (with enough excess to create a channel for the tension rod), trim each strip to get a straight edge and piece the strips together, again with a ¼ inch seam. With the panel complete you can trim the whole thing to your exact measurements.
The hardest part of this project is deciding which papers to use!