living room window curtains

living room window curtains

hi, i'm clara from online fabric store. rod pocket curtains are the easiest style of curtain to make it's simply a panel of fabric with a tube at the top for the curtain rod. so let's get started. the materials you'll need are: drapery fabric, this is waverly pom pom play spa, scissors or a rotary cutter and mat, pins, thread, a ruler or measuring tape, a fabric marker or pencil, a sewing gauge which is optional, and an iron.

to determine the size to cut your fabric, take the dimensions you want your curtain panel to be and add 4 inches to the width and 12 inches to the height to account for the hems. this curtain will be 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall when finished, so i'm cutting the fabric 40 inches wide by 60 inches high. first, i'm going to hem the two sides of the panel. fold the edge over 1 inch and press. then fold it over another inch and iron it again. sew down the length of the panel about 3/4 of an inch from the edge of the fabric. backstitch at the beginning and end to secure the stitches.

repeat this for the other side of the panel. the top hem forms the rod pocket, which should be at least twice the diameter of the curtain rod. for this curtain, i'm making a 3 inch double fold hem. fold the fabric over 3 inches and iron. then fold it over another 3 inches and press again. sew along the bottom crease of the hem about 1/4 inch from the edge to form the pocket. the top can be done at this point, or you can choose to add a header, which will make the panel extend a little past the top of the curtain rod.

i'm sewing 1 inch from the top of the panel to form a 1 inch header. finally, sew the bottom hem. to make the bottom of the curtain fall exactly where you want, hang the curtain panel first to better judge how much to hem. for this curtain, i'm ironing another 3 inch double fold, same as the top hem. again, sew down the width of the panel about 1/4 inch from the crease. and that's it. for sewers of all levels, rod pocket curtains are an easy project that will have high impact on the look of your space.

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