curtains in the kitchen Curtains and curtains have always been integralpart of every interior, although it is a bedroom, a kitchen, a living room. They create coziness in the apartment. In the shops there is a huge selection of curtains and tulle, but they can be sewn by hand and made as best suited to the design of the room. Curtains for the kitchen with their own hands are most often sewed from a light, loose material. It is better not to use additional decor. Especially this rule is suitable for those kitchens that can not boast of a large area. If the kitchen is not small, then the decorations will do. It can be tapes, bows and even a fabric with large patterns. A double window can be connected with one curtain. We will outline in more detail each stage on sewing curtains with our own hands for the kitchen. The tools that may be needed are, of course, a sewing machine, a needle, a thread, an iron, a tape measure. Here are some rules:

  • make a pattern of paper is not necessary, tk. for curtains, it is one of the simplest, usual quadrangular forms. Therefore, you can mark the cloth directly. But be sure to leave a place under the seam (allowance 2 cm).
  • before sewing curtains by hand, it is desirable to wash the purchased fabric, dry it and pat. This is necessary in order to be sure that with it everything will be in order and in size it will not change.

If the fabric is selected, then we will start sewing curtains for the kitchen with our own hands. Here are the main stages of sewing:

  • First, you need to sew the edges of the future curtains. It is best to do this in a sub-frame. You can bend and iron the edge with an iron and pre-sweep in order to work out exactly. And it is possible, if experience and sleight of hand allows, to hem the edge immediately. For better processing of slices of curtains, you can use an overlock or with your own hands make a special seam in the form of a zigzag.
  • Now you need to sew the oblique bake on the bottom edge of the curtain. It can be made to the color of lambrequin.
  • Further, the upper edge of the cloth should be bent and sewed to it a special ribbon, which is used for the assembly of curtains. When the tape is stitched, it should be slightly tightened and the curtain should be hung on the cornice.
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    We sew our own hands with a lambrequin for the kitchen

    Now you can do lambrequin, which will also be sewn by hand. It is better to use a brighter fabric than the curtain itself.

  • The size of the fabric should be 150x150 cm. From this piece of cloth cut two strips, equal to 25 cm in width. They need to be sewn together in the center. This part will be the center of lambrequin.
  • When 2 pieces of fabric are sewn, you can proceed to the sweet. We lay the fabric from the edge to the middle. The length should be reduced to 90 cm. The folds should meet in the middle and under them the seam will hide successfully.
  • Now we pass to the sides of the lambrequin. It is necessary to mark out the remainder of the matter. The piece is equal to the length of 150 cm and to the width of 100 cm. We put a mark of 70 cm on one side, and on the other - 30 cm. Now we bend the fabric exactly along these marks. It should be almost diagonal, by which we cut the workpiece.
  • Again, make folds on each piece of fabric. They should be as similar as possible and at equal distance from each other. In the finished form, the side half of the lambrequin should be 60 cm long.
  • Now you can sew all parts. Sew the side to the center, so that the folds look neat.
  • Ready lambrequin, sewed according to the proposed standards, should be approximately 120 cm in length. To complete the appearance of its appearance along the edge, it is best to start a slanting bake.
  • From the wrong side, at the top, sew the tape from the satin, which will help to tighten as tightly as possible to the cornice.
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    Briefly on how to sew curtains in the kitchen with your own hands

    Now a little more about the measurements. To find out how much tissue is needed, we take roulette in hand. It is necessary to measure the width of the window and the length from the eaves to the length that the curtains will be. The width should be measured with a margin. If lush pleats are planned, increase 3 times; if not, then 1,5 times. When calculating the required amount of material, multiply by the appropriate factor the width of the window. In the same way, the amount of tissue for lambrequin is calculated. Above was an example with specific figures. Of course, the sizes of curtains for your kitchen can be chosen by others, more suitable for this or that window opening or design. But it's important to remember when sewing kitchen curtains with your own hands, such rules:

    • width should be done with a margin, because the folds significantly reduce it. A crease of 7 cm of tissue may require 3 times more.
    • For more accurate folds thick fabric is suitable, but folds should be deeper.

    To avoid material shortage, you can buycloth with a margin of about 1 m. Whatever curtains for the kitchen you yourself would have done, at the end of the work they need to be carefully ironed and can be fastened to the cornice.