Curtains. Saturday , October 01st , 2016 - 02:00:32 AM
Once you are done with measuring and cutting the fabric, you now need to hem the fabric on all sides. While doing so, make sure that you are leaving inch of hem allowance. Then place the fabric right side down and divide it into four equal and vertical sections. Mark the sections and label the three lines (as A,B,C or 1,2,3, etc.). Again measure the lines and create "x" mark on every 8 inches on each line. Make sure you start from the bottom. Attach the curtain rings on the "x" marks that you created. You can use hand sewing method for doing so. Then, join the loop tape on the shade to the hook tape of the bottom. This will help you to hang the shades. Lastly, place closing hook on each bottom ring of each row. Now, lift the hooks so that they catch the rings next to them. Repeat the same with the rest of the rows of the rings and you are done!
There are various patterns, variety, colors and sizes made available for you. If at all, you do not find a suitable one for your window, you can get it stitched. We shall first do the measurements required in order fit the curtains. With the help of a yardstick, draw a line across the top, bottom and sides of the area you want to cover. This forms the window, measure this across the top, bottom and sides. After measuring, note down the largest measurement. The next step is to measure the entire surface area covered by the window. Make a note of the side of the window with the longest measurement. The largest of the sides and the one noted down previously, will form the actual size of the window. Now we move on to the stitching of the curtains. You need to first purchase a fabric measuring a little more than this size to allow room for error while sewing. A hem of 5/8 inch needs to be sewed on both the sides of the curtain. Mark a hem of 1 inch on the top and bottom of the curtain. Both ends of the curtain should have a pocket. Attach the cafe rods on the lines marking the top and the bottom of the curtain. These rods should be as close as possible to the door. Remove the rods from the mounting brackets, and slide them through the top and bottom hem pockets of the curtain. Replace the rods in the brackets and then finally adjust the gathers at the top and bottom, which will complete the procedure. I am sure this article must have proved to be of help for choosing curtains for French doors. Along with curtains, you can also use drapes and roll up blinds to give it that extraordinary look and feel. Make sure you select the design according to the color and design of the door. If the curtains perfectly match the outlook of the room, it will add to the homeliness of the house in general.
One good way to find such drapes for lesser prices is to regularly visit some of the top interior designers' websites. Many designers who design their own upholstery and curtain fabrics periodically hold clearance sales for all their designer fabrics. These discounts can be as much as 50% of the retail price. This is done as each new season approaches, because designers want to unveil their latest collection. Since they cannot stock both the old and the new collection at the same time, it makes sense for them to hold a clearance sale. You can find a lot of variety and style of drapes at a fraction of the original price in these sales. Visiting these as early as possible will ensure that you have a lot of choices in selecting your fabric.
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