Over the weekend I started the curtain making process for our family home. In the last post I talked about materials & working out the quantities needed. Today I will show you the end results with a few tips along the way.
Sewing curtains is actually quite straight forward, but if you are working on large windows, trying to handle the sheer volume of the material can be the most difficult part.
- I always press the seam lines so it is easy to sew and you will not needed to pin it.
- I used a french seam when joining the panels of fabric together - sew wrong sides together, turn in other way and then sew right sides together. This seam is neat as no raw edges are seen.
- When sewing on tape - you can take it right up to the top of fabric or leave a small overhang as I have done.
- I also changed cottons - white for the tape upper stitch & matching colour to my curtain fabric in the bobbin which will show on the reverse side of curtain.
- Add 4 pronged hook to tape to gather & pinch pleat your fabric and then you are ready to hang your curtain
- To hem the curtains I hung them and did a quick pin at intervals. I cut my fabric, pressed the seams & re-hung to make sure it was even before sewing.