Peggy Hewitt. Curtains. March 15th , 2017.
Some curtains require some lining at the back to make them thick. In this case, cut the lining material of the same length as the curtain fabric. Pin the two fabrics with their plain sides facing each other. Sew the two materials together at the border with a sewing machine. Fold the edges at least half an inch inwards along three sides and then hem sew it using the sewing machine. Only one of the shorter sides should be left unstitched. However if you want to add drapery weights on the bottom side of the curtain you should leave it unstitched too.
The buttonhooks require some extra fabric to make the straps. You will need a number of straps cut into equal sizes depending on the length of the curtain. The buttons should then be sewed on one end of each strap. Finally make buttonholes at the top edge of the curtain with regard to the size of the straps. One of the advantages of this method is that by adjusting the position of the buttonholes you can adjust the height of the curtain from the ground.
Till the industrial revolution took place, only the rich could afford to buy curtains. These curtains were usually plain and coloured, and were made from silk or linen. In some homes, winter curtains were made from wool. The purpose of curtains has not changed over the ages; curtains are placed inside over windows to keep prying eyes from looking in to a home and to keep the interior of the house warm in winters. Curtains also blocked out exterior light.
If you do not measure your windows and just guess you may end up with the made-to-measure curtains either being too large or too small and you certainly don’t want that! they must fit properly so take the time to get accurate measurements of your windows and then you will have no problems!
Next we will look at an adult’s bedroom. Whether it be a guest bedroom or a master bedroom, there are more options to decorate in this space. If you would like to add a romantic atmosphere in your master bedroom, look for higher end options like silk curtains or balloon curtains. Both will add a soft elegant feel into the room. There are endless color options in both styles, so matching with your current décor should be no problem. You can even have blackout added to either of these curtains if light is a problem in this room. Linen curtains are nice to add in a guest bedroom. They are casual and bring on a relaxed atmosphere, which I am sure your guest will appreciate. Once again, you can find linen curtains with or without blackout if that is needed.
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