How to sew curtains with his hands: photo master class for beginners
How to make the most common interior attractive and stylish? Of course, thanks to the original curtains!
For new curtains, it is customary to recover to a specialized salon, but if you have a sewing machine and a suitable length of fabric, then the new window cover can be sewn by yourself.
Our today's master class will be dedicated to how to easily and quickly independently sew beautiful curtains into the kitchen with your own hands. Patterns and photo curtains can be found on our website.
For this master class, we chose the simplest curtains without lining, which are suitable for both the kitchen and the living room. So, let's see in detail how to sew beautifully curtains.
Materials that we need:
fabric of the required length and width
- sewing machine
- sewing thread pins
- iron and Ironing Board
How to sew curtains step by step instructions with photos
Before we go to the store for a cloth, we need to take measurements from the window, which we will wear. For example, our window is 170 cm wide and 215 cm high. In this case, an important parameter is the length of the window or the length from the eaves to the floor, the width of the curtains can be changed at their discretion.
How to sew curtains for the kitchen with your own hands: samples, photo curtains
On our photo the cornice is located 20 cm above the window, accordingly, by calculating the necessary amount of fabric, add another 20 cm to 215 cm and get 235 cm. In your case, the cornice may hang higher or lower, respectively, the measurements will be different. In advance, you need to decide whether the curtains will fall to the floor or just to the window sill or radiator.
All this affects the length parameter of the curtains. It is also worth remembering the allowances. On the upper allowance it will be enough to leave 5 cm, but the lower one should be made wider, for example, 20-25 cm. Determine the width of the curtains to your taste.
Since in our case the curtains are sliding, the width of one half of the curtains is approximately equal to the width of the window, plus 5 cm on the allowances on each side. For clarity, we will calculate how much fabric we need for sliding curtains on the window with our parameters. Length: 215cm (window height) + 20cm (from window to cornice) + 20cm (lower allowance) + 5cm (upper allowance) = 260cm Width: 170cm (window width) x 2 + 5cm each side on the allowances = 340 + 5x4 = 360 cm.
So, the fabric for curtains is acquired. Now you need to cut it correctly. Perhaps, for this you will have to fold the fabric in half or three times. Uncrossing the fabric on smooth cuts, turn it with the wrong side up. Turn the edge of the fabric along the length by 2.5 cm and flatten. In our case, along the edge of the fabric, there was a special information strip, which we tucked, as seen in the photo.
We wrap the fabric again 3 cm and iron it. We sew with sewing pins and we do the same on the other side. We spend on the typewriter as close to the edge as possible. Do not forget to lay a double stitch at 2-3 cm at the beginning and at the end of the line to fix the thread.
With the second half of the curtains we do everything in the same order. That's what should turn out in the end. Now go to the sub-branch of the lower edge of the curtains. Make sure that your fabric is on the wrong side up. Measure out 20 cm, tuck and flatten, and so over the entire width of the curtains from the bottom edge.
As a result, we will have a beautiful wide edge on the bottom edge of the curtains. We pin them with pins and stitch it on the sewing machine as closely as possible. That's what happened as a result.
So, we're almost at the finish line! It remains only to pull up the top part of the curtains and to attach the rings on the clips. Tuck the fabric by 2.5 cm iron, as we did before. Tuck again at 3 cm and smoothen. Kill pins and prostrochite as close to the edge.
The sewing machine can be hidden, since it will no longer be needed. At a uniform distance from each other, attach the rings to the clip and hang the curtains on the cornice.