Published at Tuesday, 13 August 2019. Curtains. By Lynnette Bourdon.
Are you wondering how to safely and correctly clean your curtains? The curtains are an important feature of a room. You might have spent hours choosing just the right colour, style and design that perfectly fits your home. So you really should know the best methods to maintaining clean curtains. Your curtains will start looking a bit shabby after a year or more of use. Taking good care of the curtains is essential to keeping your home beautiful and welcoming.
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.
As mentioned above, electric curtain tracks can be fitted which allow you to control your curtains from the comfort of your armchair. Although it may seem like the height of laziness, there is a practical aspect to electric curtain tracks. When on holiday, people typically use automated light-switching devices but have to leave curtains or blinds half open. Electric curtains can be set to open and close at set times each day, giving the impression that someone is home. Alternatively a light sensor can be added to open and close the curtains in conjunction with the daylight hours.
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