Clarissa Bancroft. Curtains. May 14th , 2017.
Cut two fabric panels according to the dimensions that you have calculated by using a pair of sharp scissors. Fold the bottom edges of the fabric panels by 2 inches and hem the edges neatly with a sewing machine. If you do not have a sewing machine, you can hem the edges by hand. When you are done hemming the bottom edges of the fabric, hem the side edges by tucking and folding the fabric edges by 1 inch. Make sure that all the folded edges of the side and the bottom face the same side.
'First decide if you want a track or a pole 'It's best to use a metal tape measure as it will be more accurate 'Your track or pole should be placed approximately 15cm (6") above your window top and should be wider than your window by approximately 15-20cm (6-8") 'Measure the width of your track or pole excluding the finials (decorative endings on poles). Do not measure the window 'Add an extra 2.5cm (1") to your track/pole measurement. This will allow for your curtains to overlap in the middle when they are closed so as not to let in any light or draught
With some types of vertical blinds you will need to attach pull cords. These pull cords need to be attached to a cord mount at the bottom of the wall using either a stud or an anchor.
Do-it-Yourself Take measurements of your window or door where the curtain should be placed with a measuring tape. Cut the fabric to the desired length and breadth. Leave two to four inches for the curtain pocket or few inches for extra finished hem as per your choice. Now take a fusible tape and spread it all over the fabric. Make sure the fabric is left free for about two to four inches from the top for easy hanging of the curtain. Take the remaining fabric from above the tape, fold it, and attach to the tape. Now place the curtain on an ironing board and iron it to smoothen the crease. Now you can hang the curtain on a rod. Some More Ideas You can make the curtain and clip it on the hanging rod with the help of clip rings. Attach buttons at the top and lock them with the hanging rod. Thread a fine wire or ribbon and connect them to the loops of the curtain. The buttons give a good support to the curtain. Buy grommet kits from fabric stores and slip them over wall hooks. Attach with the curtain lops and hang it. It looks very simple and sophisticated. Make long loops with beaded links. Cut equal lengths of a cord, tie it with grommets and hide the knot from behind. Buy matching rayon coils and poke a hole through the top of the curtain. Now tie this with the wall hooks. For gorgeous satin silk curtains, you need some extra fabric. Create a channel at the top of the fabric. Thread a narrow pole through it. The extra fabric creates case of pleats that look gorgeous. Punch an eyelet and thread a wire through it and hang the curtain. Eyelet kits are available in the market. Bondaweb curtains with bundles of pleats and embellishments look rather chic. If you know the art of embroidery, just design yourself. Fabric
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