CURTAIN ON THE DOOR (part 2)
MANUFACTURE OF TEXTILE CURTAINS
You should not have any particular difficulties when sewing curtains, because the technology practically does not differ from the manufacture of curtains for windows. So you will need:
Chalk for marking.
Before starting work, take measurements of the opening, you will need its width, curtain height and mounting points. Decide on the fabric. Add 3 cm to the total width of the curtain for processing allowances, and for fastening to the cornice – 5-10 cm.
In order for the fabric to shrink before cutting it needs to be wetted in hot water, dried and ironed thoroughly. Cutting is carried out in accordance with the measurements.
If you have a desire, then you can decorate the edges with, for example, fringe, frill or beads. It depends on the style of the interior. After sewing the curtains, it remains only to hang it on the ledge.
Not so long ago there was such a thing as a modern classic. For its design, strict draperies with luxurious outlines are used. It can be direct curtains with large vertical folds. To do this, you can purchase a dense textured or smooth fabric. If you want your doorway to look more elegant, then complement the curtain with a light translucent curtain. Often, lambrequins with folds are used to design the cornice. The process of sewing such curtains is no different from the above technology.
For the manufacture of curtains in a modern classic style, use only natural textiles. The lower part of the curtains should not reach the floor by 2-3 cm.
Fabrics flickering with silver or gold are ideal for making curtains over the opening. If you consider this combination too fanciful, then it is better to make curtains from plain dense fabric.
Lightweight, airy chintz curtains are a great solution for decorating a romantic summer style. If you combine them with transparent curtains, the effect will be truly gentle. Chintz transmits light well, but at the same time softens it.
To make a chintz curtain, you will need 3 times more fabric than the size of the opening. Thus, you will get beautiful and large folds. So that the curtain does not fall off at the edges, it must be hemmed. The cornice is a wooden or metal pipe on which large rings are worn. Otherwise, the technology of manufacturing chintz curtains is no different from the technique of manufacturing any curtains from fabric.
The cornice is usually screwed 5-10 cm higher from the upper edge of the opening. If desired, tacking can be installed on the walls, allowing you to open the curtains, thus letting in the night coolness in the house.