So here we are then - The Final Step of curtain making. Unless that is, you happen to be making Tab-top curtains, in which case, reading this step would be completely pointless.
So after completing steps 1 to 6 we find ourselves here at step 7b. That is of course, if you opted to make lined curtains.
If your here and you haven’t completed the previous steps, click HERE to start at the beginning 🙂
Ok… for the rest of us, let’s get on with making lined curtains.
To those who may have landed here looking for a guide to hemming ready made curtains. This page contains part of our guide to making curtains from scratch. Please take a look at our guide ‘How to shorten curtains the easy way‘ instead.
Step 6: Hemming
Hemming… a relatively straight forward stage of making curtains. There are a couple things to consider though.
Welcome to step 4 of our guide to making curtains. For those of you who have been following, please read on.
On the other hand, if you have managed to land here from afar, you may want to check out Steps 1-3 to find out what we did first!
Step 4: Cutting your fabric to the correct length.
First, unfold your fabric on to a flat surface. Obviously, if you are making curtains that are quite long, you may not be able to unfold the whole length. Don’t worry, just unfold as much as you can. Next, we need to make sure that the cut end is a straight cut. If not you will need to cut off as little as possible to straighten it up.
Can you tell me how to make curtains?
Unfortunately we can’t simply jump in and say “Fold this, pin that and stitch there… job done!”. That would be silly. This is mainly because, when you make curtains, there are different types and styles of curtains to choose from. Before we can tell you how to make curtains, we need to know
that you have completed the first three steps to making any type of curtain.