Most curtain tiebacks are located between halfway and 23rds of the way down a curtain and about 3 inches 76 cm from the. Store your drapes in a cool dry and dark place.
Put detergent in a bowl with water then see if putting the fabric in that mixture alters the color or causes bleeding.
How to drape your curtains. Steps on Draping Curtains. Keep in mind that fuller curtains and drapes look more luxurious. Use a Steamer or Vacuum.
Fold 1 12 inches of the bottom edge of the lining fabric and 3 inches of the curtain fabric. When you are draping fabric use two pieces of string to measure how far down the fabric should hang once it is draped over your object the more folds in the curtain the shorter it will need to be. Here we will explain all the different ways.
Then as you pull down one side of the curtain both sides will fall in equal lengths on either side of the rod. Measure the Width of the Curtain. As a general rule drapes will be open during the day so make sure the curtain rod extends at least four inches on each side of the windows inside frame.
Using a steamer or vacuum is one of the most convenient ways to clean your curtains or drapes as you dont even have to take them down to do it. Make sure no crawlies could get into the containers. Take one end of the curtain panel and then pull it up and then over the curtain rod.
If you plump for a lightweight drape you can also use a blind to add light protection and heat regulation. Bring your curtain and pull it over the curtain rod. Try folding your fabric in half before you drape it and mark the middle with a clothespin to make it easier to find the center of the curtain scarf when you hang it.
Often window panels are sold separately. One way to arrive at the ideal width is to measure the frame and multiply it by a factor of 225. Keep pulling it to one side until both sides of the curtains are of equal lengths.
If you want to the drapes to be the focal point and not the hardware choose a drapery with a casing at the top. The ideal width of your curtains depends on the width of the moulding of your window pane or door. You have a lot of options when it comes to hanging your drapes and the choice you make can really change the look and feel of your windows.
Pin the curtains on the window you have drawn. To get the look of individual drapery panels fold both curtains in half widthwise. To make a casing curtain sewers simply fold back the top of the curtain and then sew it in place making a long.
To determine if youll need one or two panels measure the width of your window in inches and then add 12 inches to each side to account for rod overhang and to allow for your curtains to hang in gentle folds instead of hanging taut. The extra fabric helps accomplish the gathered look on the sides when the curtains are drawn. When theyre nearly dry.
Choice of the colour You need to be sure that the colour of your room curtain syncs with the rest of the furniture. Give some room for the drapes to breathe so that the folds dont become permanent and eventually tear. Experiment with the drape of your curtains.
If youre storing your curtains for a long time make a regular check-up and look for mildew and other damages. Cover this with a piece of waxed paper. However it ultimately depends on your personal preferences.
If using multiple panels of fabric for one curtain space each panel at least two inches apart. With the right combination of patterns textures and of course hanging panels you can influence the overall look of your living space. Pull the sheer curtain over the pre-installed curtain rod.
Get drapes that are wide for a neat and gathered look. Pin and stitch where they overlap to create the curtains bottom hem. Carefully take the other end and drape it over the untouched side of the rod.
You can pin the curtain scarf together in the corners where the front part overlaps with the sides hanging down behind the curtain rod to secure the window scarf in place. In a bedroom you want thicker drapes that will keep out the light at night and keep in the warmth. Draw the size of your window on a sheet of paper and place it on the softboard.
The standard distance from the window casing to the end of the curtain rod excluding finials on each side of the window should be four to 10 inches. Make sure that you support the front weight first so that it doesnt drop right away. The way drapes are hung is often overlooked by homeowners but it can affect the rooms overall feel.
Taking one end of your panel pull it back up and over the curtain rod then take the section that now sits drapes over the center of the curtain rod and pull it back. Use a small hidden part of the curtain or drape for this test Dry cleaning will be necessary if bleeding or other adverse effects result. Press Your Drapes Before you hang your freshly-cleaned drapes back up Bowen says its always a good idea to press them with an iron on the appropriate fabric setting.
To choose the perfect curtains for your room you need to consider the function of the space. Before trying to wash your curtains and drapes at home test them for colorfastness. You need to keep in mind the fact that each fabric falls differently from a height and might look different when its pleated.
Drape them over their respective ends of the. Pin the edges first and then you can sew them safely. Simply hook up your attachment and follow the instructions on your steamer or vacuum to clean the fabric on both sides.
You also need to decide the amount of sunlight you want streaming in from your room curtains. Take one end of your curtains or pre-adjusted curtains and drape it on one side of the rod. Next hold the curtain section that now sits.
Pins with heads are much easier on the fingers. With a needle and thread run a gathering stitch through the top of each curtain. Folding and Sewing of Top Edge Then fold the top edge of the curtain over the lining for about an inch and then move on to fold another four inches on top of it so that lining is hold in the fold.
The width of drapes or curtains should typically be around 15 to 3 times the width of your window. This should make the space for the curtain rod. If you wash your curtains or drapes at home Bowen suggests hanging them dry or putting them in the dryer on low heat.
Curtains are an essential window treatment that add a finishing touch to a rooms decor.