Mary Lovehandmade
Winnipeg, Canada

How to Sew Lined Curtains

Every housewife wants to perform at her home cosy, and everyone understands that beautiful textiles should fit into the design, regulate natural light and harmonize with other objects. If you wish to know how to sew curtains then it isn’t so hard that you think. Even without perfect skills in sewing art, you may create a true masterpiece. This article helps you to perform the nice things.

Perform curtains yourselves

Every woman or even man ought to query how to make lined curtains. It is the element that brings a special flavour to the house, and if the cloth is selected in the light of the design features of the room, then it becomes truly a work of art.

Today in stores there is a huge selection of curtains in different styles and colours. A large assortment is also presented in online stores. But, despite such diversity, many craftspeople do such labour by themselves. And in principle, this is not such a difficult task. This paragraph tells today of how to make lined curtain in right way.

What ought you to contain and how to commence?

You ought to have the next tools and materials to sew curtains: decorative cloth for your purpose, sewing threads, hairpins, transparent nail polish, scissors, and pencil line.

Undoubtedly, we ought to have a cloth which we utilize for sewing curtains. And it’ll be better if it will be from a dense material. And you’ll utilize light fabric too.

We will also need it for the lining. There are no restrictions on choosing a canvas; here you are free to choose it yourself.

Let's query how to sew lined curtains.

To perform your window look particularly stylish, it's worth trying to combine classic and contemporary trends.

For instance, classical curtains and trendy roller blinds will perform a delightful duo for your window. What to say about the practicality of this combination!

And so, the decision is made: we will create our own window interiors on our own. What to start with? The most suitable option for a beginner will be the design of lining curtain panels. This type of curtains appeared and became popular in the early epoch of classicism at the end of the eighteenth century. Strict forms and sophisticated details turn us back into antiquity and harmonize with any modern interior.

For example, if your window is non-standard, then you should not attract attention to it with even more original curtains. The utilizing of classics, in this case, will only emphasize the taste of the designer and the author's style. The same solution will help to hide the unrepresented window frame and the mistakes of the painter when painting the window. You just ought to purchase curtains that are in harmony with the colour of the walls, and all the emphasis moves on them.

The main thing when lining curtains - is the choice of cloth. You may turn to the experience of tradition and select a brocade, silk or organza, and maybe even velvet, or you can choose not quite the usual texture: similar to the skin or fur. This option will be very interesting looks with tulle. Freedom of creativity and the courage of choice in this matter is the key to success.

Then you have to pick up the appropriate decorative elements: a variety of cords, braid - everything that you consider appropriate in your design decisions. But do not forget about the sense of measure.

With the assistance of a tape, you can lay down the necessary folds in advance and this will make it easier for you to work. And then the matter remains only for your imagination - boldly create and rejoice guests or loved ones with the original decorations of windows.

Steps of the process:

1. Mete the size of curtains (the distance from the cornice to the floor). After choosing the length and making measurements, you need to add 9 centimetres. They are required for the substrate material: 6 centimetres on the bottom of the curtains, 3 centimetres on the top.

2. Next, you need to mark off the width. To do this, we need to know the length of the cornice and add 4 centimetres to the result.

3. Mark the fabric carefully cut. We bend the edges, fix it with the hairpins and make the machine line.

4. Take a piece of cloth and process the edges. We retreat from the outer edge of the element about 1.5 cm and with the help of a pencil and ruler, we note the fitting line. The same lines are made on the sides of the details.

5. We attach seams. Threads can stretch a bit on the curtain, or even break. So that it does not happen to cover the seams with a transparent varnish.

6. It remains to hang new curtains.

How to hang a curtain?

When you understood how to lined curtains and do that you maybe worry about the question of how to hang the curtain. Because you will remove them for washing.

  • Hooks are drawn into the cornice base

They are very convenient to use and do not cause you any difficulties. But there is one drawback that you must to attach the hinges so that they could hang on to it. To avoid this waste of time, sew the curtain tape at the top edge.

  • Clamps

They are adjusted throughout the length of the curtains, allowing you to adjust them to as much as you need. This is a clear plus for a curtain holder, but there are also minuses. They lie in the fact that the clips do not withstand heavy fabrics and they are very difficult to attach to the crossbar. They may not hide, which will add a dim view of your window. Also clips rust because they are metallic.

  • It is very convenient to use rings that perfectly slide along the eaves. But still, for rings, it is necessary to buy clamps and hooks. Of course, hooks will look better if they are transparent. So they will be invisible on the cornice.

  • There are special hooks, which are presented in the form of metal openings from above. They stretch through a round cornice. They are ideal for dense and heavy curtains. If these hooks are metallic. If they are plastic then light fabrics will fit.

Remember some simple rules. If you have chosen hooks or clips, then you need to pay attention to the fact that they are good on the cornice. Otherwise, you will have to move the curtains all the time, pulling them together. This can lead to the fact that you do not avoid the constant clipping of fabric from fasteners.

We hope that now you know about curtains and its sewing and they will bring you not only aesthetic pleasure but also a sense of satisfaction from the work done. Also, you can always translate your interior ideas into life, as well as bring variety to the usual environment of your living room, bedroom, and kitchen. It's also worth noting that stylish curtains can be a great gift for your friends and family.

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