Hemming – Step 6 of our How to make Curtains guide

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. read more

How to make Curtains Step 5: Joining Fabric

Just before we start joining fabric, here is a quick check list…

So far in our ‘How to make curtains guide‘, we have completed these steps:

Step 1: Decide what type of curtains would you like to make.
Step 2: Work out what size curtains you need.
Step 3: Calculate how much curtain fabric is required.
Step 4: Cutting your fabric to the correct length. read more

How to make Curtains – Easy step by step guide

Can you tell me how to make curtains?

How to make curtains like this - Pic of ready made curtains at Terry's fabricsYes! of course we can. In fact we would be happy to tell you how to make curtains. However, the answer to this question is not quite so simple.

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. read more

How to Shorten Curtains the easy way

Shortening Standard Pencil-Pleat Curtains

When you need to shorten curtains, it sometimes appears to be more complicated than it actually is. This is especially true when it comes to pencil-pleat curtains that are lined. In fact, with pencil-pleat curtains, whether you need to shorten lined curtains or unlined curtains, it makes no difference. How did you work that out..? I hear you ask. read more