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Archive for February, 2011

Making Curtains , sewing curtains , hemming the sides

How to make your own curtains at home is a very straightforward technique that I can show you , diy curtains , sewing curtain grommets and creating curtain patterns – easy to follow examples. Learn how our professional workroom make curtains using their own system when making curtains. In no time you will be confident to make your own curtains for interior or make your own curtains home decorating.

Many of these techniques can also be used for  embroidery curtains , make tab curtains and curtain patterns. Dress Curtains are often used at the side of a window to soften the effect of a roller blind or roman blind , they are generally a curtain that is non functional and doesn’t move. Learn how to make your own curtains personal by utilizing a specific design of material or shape , there are so many different diy window treatments available.

Many Curtain manufacturers now have such a large range of materials available that it is quite easy to make  diy heat blocking curtains or heat shield curtains using backcoated materials. These materials offer full protection from the sun during summer but also retain maximum heat within a room during the winter months. Simple panel curtains are also a way of covering a window without having to do too much sewing , they are generally a straight piece of material that is designed to just cover the area enough to provide privacy and protection. You can use panel when curtain designs permit.

Hemming the sides , sewing curtains or making curtains can provide you with an easy and inexpensive way of curtaining your new or existing home at a fraction of the cost , many people now realise that it is possible to make your own curtains free whilst also making them look as if they have been made by a professional workroom.

Battenburg lace curtains – Vintage battenburg lace

Battenberg lace curtains are sometimes very hard to track down , they are a specific type of material that was used quite extensively in years gone by, the overall design of the batternberg lace curtain is generally an overall design that is quite heavily patterned , these types of curtains are also generally a readymade item that you can purchase to fit a certain style or size of window. They generally will either come in a pure white colour or soft creamy or ecru . Battenberg lace curtains are now generally made from 100% polyster but there are still some companies that use 100% cotton. Installing them is quite simple as they are normally made with a rod slot at the top

Many of the battenburg lace curtains will include the main side curtains , tiebacks and a valance that is installed over the top, when measuring your window ensure that you have measured from the top of the architrave or plaster down to the floor and across the window from one side to the other. Normally you would allow 2 times the fullness for the area that you are covering , for example if the window where your batternburg lace curtains are going is approximaely 6 feet or 2 metres wide than you require around 12 feet of lace or 4 metres , this ensures that your new curtains willl look full and not appear as if they have been spaced out too much.

Washing or cleaning your new batternburg lace curtains is relatively a simple process of hand washing in a tub with a soft cleaning soap and then hand wringing them until they are just damp , they can now be re-hung when wet , this allows them to form back into their natural shape or folds. They can also be regularly vacuumed with a soft head brush to remove any build up of dust. The quality of this lace ensures that you will a traditional look and feel on your window with your new battenburg lace curtains.