Published at Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Curtains. By Delroy Delaporte.
Some curtains require some lining at the back to make them thick. In this case, cut the lining material of the same length as the curtain fabric. Pin the two fabrics with their plain sides facing each other. Sew the two materials together at the border with a sewing machine. Fold the edges at least half an inch inwards along three sides and then hem sew it using the sewing machine. Only one of the shorter sides should be left unstitched. However if you want to add drapery weights on the bottom side of the curtain you should leave it unstitched too.
Unfortunately not all curtains can be cleaned with a washing machine. If you will be washing the curtains by hand, you could use the bath to have ample space. Make use of a gentle detergent which doesn’t contain bleaching agents and mix in cool water. Be certain the detergent has fully dissolved before putting the curtains in the water. The best hand washing method is to gently squeeze the curtains, and not apply excess pressure. Consult the care label for specific instructions about cleaning your drapes. After washing, the curtains will have some creases. A bit of ironing will get rid of the unwanted wrinkles. To make ironing easier, don’t fully dry the curtains. Leave them slightly damp so the creases don’t set. Once the curtains are dried and ironed, they are ready for hanging.
The grommet curtains are manufactured in varying fabrics and they look naturally flowing and chic. Some of the popular choices of fabric for grommet curtains include silk, cotton and polyester. These drapes look indeed crisp with their modern look. Ideally, the curtain rod has to pass through the large rings of the grommet set at the top to give a pleated look. This gives a free-flowing look, but a very informal appearance that mixes well with the ambience of a living room or a bedroom.
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