There are several ways to make a cushion cover. Today we will take a look at how to make a cushion cover that I consider to be by far the easiest. This type of cushion cover is very similar in style to the traditional pillow case and is often called an Envelope cushion cover.
So you need to shorten some eyelet curtains, or ring tops as they are also known … No problem. Simply follow this step by step guide and you’ll have them done in no time.
When you shorten eyelet curtains (Ring top curtains), they need to be shortened from the bottom.
How to sew?… That is a good question! However, I’m afraid I need a little more information like – How to sew what? – I mean, lets face it, there are a lot of things to choose from and i’m hoping you don’t mean seeds. Also, do you want to learn to sew by hand, or using a sewing machine?
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.