How can I sew curtains for my bedroom?
Principles of choosing fabrics for curtains
If you decide to sew the curtains yourselfFor your bedroom and do it for the first time, it is worth to solve a number of questions in advance. You have to choose the fabric, style, style and accessories of the fabric. Before going to the store for shopping, decide which main functions in the bedroom should be done with curtains. After all, curtains - this is not just an element of the decor. They should cover your room from extraneous views and protect from the sun, make the bedroom cozier. Therefore, choosing a fabric for curtains, you need to take into account all these factors and the versatility of this fabric.
There are basic requirements for the choice of fabric for a curtainBedroom. These include: aesthetic appearance, functionality, increased density of tissue that can protect your room from the sun and looks, as well as a combination of curtains with the design of the room in style, color and texture.
Since the curtains must protect the roomOutside views and the sun, it is worth giving preference to dense and heavy cloth. They can easily be combined with a semi-transparent light veil or thin-quilted. However, this advice is relevant if the windows of your bedroom are facing south or east.
Choosing fabrics for curtains? Be sure to see that they are environmentally friendly. Give preference to natural materials, which are very simple in care and cleaning. Good looking curtains, sewn from cotton, linen or silk. If you need heavy curtains, then choose a velvet, velor or heavy silk.
If the bedroom windows overlook the sunny side or a bustling courtyard, then it will look good velvet, brocade or blinds. If zhevas does not scare the sun, then you can sew curtains of silk, chiffon, organza.
When choosing a fabric color for curtainsBe sure to focus on the main color scheme of your room. Beige, light pink, celestial, light green colors are perfectly combined with light-colored furniture. If the furniture in the room is dark, then saturated deep shades.
It is best to choose a plain cloth for curtains. Drawing curtains will only distract attention. However, visually expand the space will help cross strips on the curtains, and raise the low ceiling due to the vertical stripes on the fabric curtains.
If you want the accent to fall on the bed, thensew curtains of a material from which made curtains on krovati.Mozhno just use the same color. For edinogostilisticheskogo ensemble can decorate the bedroom pillows. If vashaspalnya made in the style of hi-tech or minimalist, it will be appropriate yarkihtsvetov curtains.
Design choice for curtains
Ideally, bedroom curtains should be combined withTextile covers on the bed or pillows. If there is no such possibility, then it is necessary to leave at least a style of elements. The bedroom is well suited curtains razdnomehanizma expansion: roll, Roman, English. Such curtains look elegant and they are compact. The Austrian and French models look sumptuously lush. However, they are more suitable for a large area.
If you stick to the classical style,It is possible to give a preference to Italian curtains made of dense fabric or to folding drapes. Such curtains are very easy to sew yourself, because it consists of a rectangular cloth that is diagonally assembled into folds with the help of rings and cords located on the underside of the curtain.
The classics also include Roman blinds. They are very practical. For such curtains suitable lightweight and dense fabric. The use of different sewing methods will make the curtain look like horizontal jalousie. Preference for such curtains should be given, if you have a small bedroom.
Increasingly popularJapanese style in the interior. Curtains in this style look original on any windows. For sewing curtains you can use a fabric of different texture and material, which differs in color and density.
Processing a Curtain
Once you select the material and accessoriesFor the curtain, you can start sewing. First, you need to make measurements and cut. Identify the desired length and width of the fabric, cut off the desired amount. Do not forget that you need to leave a small margin, about 15 to 30 cm in length. This will allow you to correct the error if it occurs. To mark the fabric under the blind, you need a large space. In the studio use special tables, but in the home conditions it is best to use the floor. You will need a centimeter, a piece of soap or chalk, and a meter ruler or bar.
After you make the layout on the curtain,Separate cloth, iron the blind with iron. Thanks to this you will make it rugged, which means that it will be more convenient for you to sew. While sewing, the edge of the fabric should always be in your field of vision, do not forget about it.
If the selected curtain model assumesIf you have a small point, then you need two strips of 15 cm in length. Do not forget to leave the stock 2.5-3 cm. Fold the tape in half and sew them, making a grip. After that, cut off the stripy 21 cm, fold twice along the length, sew and turn inside out. The resulting fabric is cut into three pieces of 7 cm in length. Rough edges and sew to the curtain in the form of a loop: one in the center, and two at the edges. Through these eyelets, pass the decorative ribbon, and its ends sew to the side edges of your curtains. Slide the blind to the side and fix the drape with a grip. The grip is attached to the wall using a Velcro or hook.
Sewing a curtain with a lambrequin
Lambrequin is the upper part of the curtain,Which serves as a kind of connecting link between the halves of the blinds. It improves protection against penetration of sunlight into the room and performs an aesthetic function.
Before creating such curtains,It is necessary to calculate the width of the lambrequin in the cut. To do this, you need to expand the width of the carcass with the coefficient of the selected fold assembly. If it is a multi-sided folds, then multiply it by three, but do not forget the 5 cm sprint, which is necessary for shrinkage and curtain processing.
Such a lambrequin can have different formulations: with oblique bake or in the hem. To the upper part, the usual strapping tape is sewn. Using the patterns for the base, you can sew the lining to make the construction denser.
For self tailoring curtains to youneed such materials and tools: fabric, thread, scissors, centimeter, wooden ruler, clips for keeping curtains, cornice, furniture, pins, iron, soap bar or crockery, sewing machine.
If you want to sew Roman blinds, thenneed to have the skills of sewing curtains. After all, such curtains sew much more difficult. When working always observe accuracy and accuracy. Before you cut off any excess material, double-check whether you measured correctly. Damaged fabric will be much more difficult to remodel.
If you do not have a sewing machine, thenit is possible to use a masking tape for the curtains. Such tapes are sold in stores of goods for sewing. In addition, working with it is much easier. Even an inexperienced girl can make curtains on her own thanks to such a tape.