How to sew curtains for the bedroom with their own hands
Many women are not alien to the desire to own their own hands to sew curtains for the bedroom or living room, the kitchen curtain.
Curtains allow embody an aesthetic purpose, or to experience the creativity and ease of implementation does not require special skills.
Our tips and tricks will help to create a product which will be under the force of a decoration for bedrooms and a fully perform its function.
- fabric selection principles
- Choosing curtains design
- The process of sewing curtains
- Sewing of curtains with lambrequins
- Tailoring Roman blinds
- An alternative way to create curtains
fabric selection principles
In deciding to make their own hands the curtains for the bedroom, it is necessary to solve a number of issues, such as choosing a style, the style, the color and texture of the fabric. Before heading to the fabric store, you must understand for themselves what are the main functions carried out curtains in the bedroom. They are not only an element of the decor, but also designed to hide from prying eyes recreation room. This fact is in charge of selecting the fabric for curtains, in addition, it is necessary to provide for a functional variant that can create an atmosphere of calm in the bedroom, harmony, comfort, security and comfort.
The main requirements include:
- The aesthetic appearance.
- The increased density of tissue, which prevents the penetration of street light.
- The combination with the room design in texture, color and style.
Due to the fact that the curtains are designed to protect us from unwanted noise and sight, should give preference to the heavy and thick fabric, which can be combined with a delicate tulle or translucent light veil. This advice is relevant, if the bedroom window directed to the east or south. It is worth noting that this rule shall not be considered a dogma, especially if you do not get along with the selected style and the bedroom interior.
Considering this or that variant of tissue for future curtains, do not forget about such a concept as environmental friendliness. Choose natural materials, or those that are easy to clean and maintain. Light curtains can be made from cotton, silk, muslin or linen, to choose dense velvet, heavy silk or velvet.
Choose brocade, velvet, blinds, if the bedroom window overlooking the sunny side, courtyard or a noisy busy road. If you are not afraid of a bright sunny morning and the noise outside the window, make a choice in favor of lighter fabrics such as organza, silk, chiffon.
When choosing a color fabric for curtains guided by the overall color scheme of the room. Bright shades – beige, celestial, caramel, light pink, light green color – perfectly combined with light-colored furnishings. Curtains deep saturated colors suitable for the massive dark furniture.
Drawing on the curtains is designed to emphasize the individual style of the room and not distracting. Through horizontal stripes can visually expand the space of the room, the vertical will help to overcome the disadvantage of the low ceiling.
If the focus is to attract the bed, sew curtains of the same material as the blanket on it, or at least similar color. Complementing the interior pillows, you get a single stylistic ensemble. For high-tech and minimalist bright curtains will be relevant (of course, provided that the room is made in cold and bright colors).
Choosing curtains design
When choosing curtains in the main bedroom is a harmonious blend of the terms of the interior. The ideal is considered to be an option that involves the use of bedspreads, curtains and decorative pillows from the same textile. But if such an opportunity is not available, one must be at least a style elements.
For the bedrooms are relevant various options for curtains, which will differ not only in color and texture, but also a mechanism spreads. Roman, British and blinds are elegant and compact. French and Austrian models look more richly in the raised position. They give the power of pomp room, so often they are used for the living room or bedroom a large area.
Fans of classic styles will suit both sliding curtains and Italian curtains of dense tissue. This shade is not very difficult to make your own, because it is a rectangular canvas, going diagonally to the fold by means of cords and rings, located on the wrong side of the curtains.
It decided to refer the classics and Roman blinds, which are distinguished by a combination of modern practicality and classic elegance. It can be used for their manufacture both light and dense tissue. Using a variety of fabrics and sewing techniques allow the blind to gain the appearance of the horizontal blinds. Opting for such curtains should be done if we are talking about a small bedroom as they are like no other can save space.
Japanese style in modern design space becomes more and more popular. The advantage of such curtains in various possible operating windows, as well as application in various tissues in texture. The original solution is to use a different material which is different not only in color and texture, but also the density.
The process of sewing curtains
By choosing fabric for curtains and the necessary elements for accessories, you can proceed to step sewing products. Tailoring of any product involves a measuring and cutting. In the case of the curtains need to determine their length and width necessary to cut the web. Remember a small margin, which is about 10-15 cm wide and 30 cm long. In this case, as relevant as ever adage “Measure seven times, cut once.” In case of error will have to make every effort to fix it, and sometimes it may not be possible. Partitioning in professional workshops performed on special tables in the case of sewing curtains for the bedroom with their hands such a role can perform floor. All actions performed on a marking with a special centimeter, straight lines can be a thin outline with chalk or a piece of soap and a wooden bar or meter line.
Before you can place welds iron the cloth iron. Through this simple action will smooth the edges, which contributes to a more confident and comfortable work. If you previously had no experience on the sewing machine, try to make the fabric edge is in sight.
If you selected curtains model presupposes the existence of decorative ribbons, take 2 strips of a length of 15 cm and selected, not forgetting to leave a margin of 2.5 cm. Fold them in half lengthwise and sew, making capture and decorative ribbon. Then, cut a strip of 21 cm long, fold in half along the length, sew and turn. . Cut into three parts of a length of 7 cm strips bend raw edges and sew a curtain in the form of loops: one on the center and two on the sides. Through these loops miss a decorative ribbon and sew the ends to the side edges of the curtains. Then slide the curtains in one direction and by capturing fix the drapery. Capture attach to the wall with a hook or Velcro.
Sewing of curtains with lambrequins
The term “pelmet” refers to the upper part of the curtain, which is a kind of link between the halves of the curtains. On pelmet rests not only an aesthetic function, it also aims to improve the protection of the premises against the penetration of sunlight.
To create these curtains you need to accurately calculate the width of the pelmet to cut, this is multiplied by the width of the cornice of the selected assembly folds factor. When it comes to unilateral folds, multiply by 3 and do not forget about the allowance of 5-6 cm, which is required for the treatment of joints and shrinkage.
Such pelmet may have a different shape bottom: vpodgibku or piping. To the top of conventional sewn upholstery webbing. With the help of patterns for the base can be cut out and sew the lining that will make the design more compact.
To create a self-curtains require a number of tools and materials:
- clips, which hold the curtains;
- the cloth;
- fittings and curtain rod;
- sewing machine;
- items for measurement;
- 1 m long bar;
Tailoring Roman blinds
For sewing curtains Roman recommend choosing dense fabrics that keep their shape well. Will needs a set of tools that will help to realize our plans into reality:
- rack, which should be shorter than the length of the curtains;
- finishing tape – “Velcro” and braid;
- small nails;
- plastic or metal rings 12 mm in diameter;
- nylon cord length equal to twice the length of the curtains and the same width.
For the manufacture of Roman blinds Measure the width of the window, which is the width of the curtains of the future. To this number must be added 5 cm. The length is determined by the height of the window with an allowance of 12 cm for a double hem along the bottom edge and the top seam. At the pressed web from the inside hem note lines, wrinkles, and point the location of the line sewing rings. For the first fold line of the lower edge delayed distance equal to ½ the width of the folds. All these lines are located at the same distance, which is the width of the folds.
Further work on the creation of curtains include:
- Hem side edges.
- Packing “Velcro” to the bottom of the timber.
- Edging cloth top edge of the curtains and sewing “Velcro.”
- Iron the edges of the lower cut-off curtains and pristrachivanie double tuck him in the width of 5 cm.
- Finishing hem sewn along the lines of folds, it is superimposed on it a function to further secure the rails, which are sewn on top of the ring. On top of the ring attached to the timber, otherwise the blinds will not rise.
- The cord fastener can be fixed to the window frame. The rest of the laces slips through the rings from the bottom up to the base of the bar. Pay special attention to the fact that all the strings have to go to one side.
- To fold distributed evenly pull the laces and secure in this position with the tape.
- Attach the wooden beam to the frame, remove the ribbon, flatten curtain, affecting all laces. For ease of use, they can be attached to the general assembly and positioned to the extreme ring.
- Thread the cord through the handle, which is designed to lift the curtain and tie another knot at a distance of 50 cm. A little below the knot, cut the ends of shoelaces. Further detail of the retaining cord to fasten the window frame and wrap it a cord to fix the curtains.
An alternative way to create curtains
If you do not have a sewing machine at home, it does not mean that you will not be able to realize their creative potential. An alternative method is the use of bonding method, which is based on the use of special adhesive tape, which is not difficult to buy in the shops of sewing. Before using the tape is measured and cut on the basis of data on the length and width of the drapes. Then tucked in a seam tape ironed iron according to the instructions. Blinds started in this way, is not inferior to their sostrochennym “brothers” of any aesthetic or functional characteristics.