How to making curtains
I've decided to make an article up into three sections. Parts 1 and 2 are actually making the curtains. then section 3 will be broken up into the various headings such as pinch pleat,. pencil, eyelet.
I've made the curtains. just a small sample, otherwise it takes too long to work through. If you have everything you need to hand. Use the biggest table you have and set your ironing board up next to the table to have a decent height to work from and everything to hand. and you won't damage the table with the hot iron.
This a sample curtain. the finished width is 25 inches. the fabric size is 25 inches plus 6 for the hem and 2 for the turnover at the top. Make sure hemline follows the bottom of the pattern. because it is more noticeable than the top. the pattern at the top. will be concealed in the gathers of the curtain.
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Take your curtains. Cut them out, 6 inches below the pattern. I always cut the salvage off. Check first which way the pattern runs. this is marked with an up arrow on the salvage at the top of the curtain fabric.
So cut the salvage off. Fold in by 2 inches. Iron the fold. With a steam iron check on a sample of fabric first. that it is not going to leave watermarks - Silk or shrink the fabric - Linen.
You've ironed in your 2 inches. Then measure up 6 inches from the bottom of the pattern and iron all the way along the hemline. You need to check that you follow your pattern exactly. then fold half to get 3 inches. which is your hemline.
You need to cut the lining take about 3 inches off the side of the width of the lining as it will be sewn in a bit from the edge of the curtain. It's easier to cut it off before you start to get your lining to the right size.
Lay your fabric out on the table. If your curtains. are large. you will have to measure them on the floor. but try and do as much work as you can from the table. Obviously, make sure your floor is clean. So make sure everything is OK. Turn the lining in so that it's right on this side then do the 6-inch turn on the bottom of the lining.