Curtains, Decoration

how to sew and tailor curtains professionally

Today, we will learn how to sew simple curtains in terms of design and implementation, and beautiful in terms of shape and can be used in separate areas of the house, such as the bathroom, kitchen, or rooms for children or adults, as well as all you need for an implementation mechanism available to any amateur or working in the field of detailing clothes

1. Requirements for sewing simple curtains for the home:

The cloth “And you can know how to choose the right way by reading the section on how to choose the cloth below” – Plaid or plain cloth, and it is required that it be length and width greater than the length and width of the windows, and we will explain this point later – White cloth used as a lining and is the same length and width of the basic cloth – Threads used In matching cloth – scissors and must be sharp for easy cutting – tape measure – set of staples – modern sewing machine with its accessories and it is assumed that it is available in your home and will not buy it – iron and its own table. The best types of fabric for curtains,

1- silk: One of the most beautiful fabrics, the most wonderful and the most expensive in curtains. 2- Velor: It is one of the fabrics that give the impression of luxury and sophistication, and it is not very popular due to its high price as well. 3- Satin: It is one of the fabrics used in modern curtains because it is a practical and affordable fabric.

4- Velvet: It is one of the thick fabrics, which blocks light and is also very practical and does not shrink when washing. 5- Black Out: It is one of the heavy fabrics that is usually used behind light fabrics to block light from the room. 6- Voile: It is a light type of fabric with a slight luster. 7- Taffeta: It resembles silk but differs slightly in thickness, and some prefer it because its price is cheap and gives the beauty and luster of silk. 8- Linen and cotton: It is one of the fabrics that are not suitable for tailoring curtains for bedrooms or children, and it can only be used in detailing kitchen and bathroom curtains. 9 – Chiffon: It is used a lot in modern curtains, but it reflects the lighting, so a layer of blackout fabric must be woven under it to block the lighting. 10- Organza: It resembles chiffon in shape and it is a very thin, flexible, and very valuable fabric, and is usually used in making reception curtains or sewing salon curtains.

2. Curtain Length Measurement :

The length is determined by specifying the place on which the pole will be fixed at the top of the window and up to the point at which you want the length to end, taking into account an increase in the area of the fabric estimated at about 20 cm over the specified sizes,

taking into account what will be cut or fold during sewing curtains in addition to the cloth shrinking its size after washing. As for the width, it is also measured with the right to the left, taking into account the slight increase in sizes for the same reasons mentioned in the section on length. Preparing the fabric for sewing simple curtains:

If the purchased fabric is washable, it must be washed first, and then we dry it with an iron to ensure the extent of shrinkage before starting the stitching process, and if you do not do this step, you will face some problems when you put your new curtain in the washing machine for the first time, as you will be surprised by its shrinkage and shrinkage in size, and after completion From the ironing process and making sure that there are no creases or creases, we bring the sizes that we took in preparation for the cutting process.

3. How to choose the fabric :

If you are new to the field of knitting, it is preferable to use cotton cloth, because it is straight and easy to deal with for beginners, and if you are experienced in the field, you can choose the preferred type from hundreds of types on the market, taking into account some factors when buying,

such as The purpose of use means that you are sewing Curtains for protection or for the purpose of blocking lighting. Wash ability, meaning that if you are going to sew curtains that are used on windows that are constantly open or subject to dirt, then you should choose an easy-to-wash fabric. Cutting the fabric in preparation for sewing simple curtains:

After completing the process of washing and drying the fabric, we determine the sizes and then determine them on the fabric and cut them using sharp scissors.

Dealing with the sides of the cloth, then we bend one of the sides of the fabric with a distance of 1/2 cm on the side of the back of the fabric and walk on it with an iron and then we bend another 1/2 cm and walk on it with an iron as well, and then fix the layers with pins and start the process of sewing the home curtains, Repeat all of the above on the other side and the base or the lower part of the curtain.

4. Sewing curtains :

In the following pictures, it is shown that the required sizes are wider and longer than the window on which the curtains will be hung, and it is not required to take close sizes as the final shape will be bad, and so you can hold the measuring tape and take sizes longer and wider than the window sizes.

After you finish taking the sizes, you can buy fabric of your favorite colors to use in sewing curtains, taking into account the increase in a few areas when buying, and after this step, we fold the fabric from the side and pass the iron over it. In the next step, we fold the fabric again and then pass the iron over it, and with this, we have two folds, and the implementation is done on all sides of the fabric until the upper side from which the curtain will be hung.

These steps must be applied to it. After finishing the bending of the sides of the fabric, we lay a flat on the ground or on a clean carpet and we spread the lining fabric on it. The main curtain fabric must be half a cm larger than the lining fabric on all sides, and this step ensures that curtains are sewn accurate and free of defects, and here you can use a ruler or tape measure and determine the distances on all sides and then use scissors to cut the excess. We insert the lining cloth under the folds on each side and to ensure that they do not deviate or deviate from their positions, you can use clothespins and install them from all sides, then we sew all sides depending on the machine.

5. After sewing curtains :

After sewing curtains simply, we produce work similar to the one in the following pictures, and this does not mean that we are finished, but there are still some simple steps. We bring a piece of cloth, whether the lining cloth or the other cloth, depending on the availability, and we make a group of small rectangles to hang the curtain from it on its holder. We place these fabric rectangles on the upper part of the curtain at equal distances and install them using clothespins. In the next step, we sew all the fabric rectangles by walking along the upper part and for the lower part, each rectangle is sewn separately. After you finish sewing the rectangles, you can bring the column and insert it into the various loops aesthetically and hang it on the window, and thus you will be able to sew upscale curtains and at the same time, you saved money and improved the appearance of your home.

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