Net curtains help provide you with privacy without obscuring your view from your windows. They are also useful for diffuse harsh light, brightening up a room and tying together elements like furnishings, carpets and wall coverings.
To make net curtains you will need
Fabric - Voile, Muslin, Curtain Net or Organza.
Net Curtain wire and hooks and eyes.
Hem the bottom of your curtain. Here a chequered pattern on your ironing board is hand. Fold the fabric from the right side to the desired width of your hem (about 2 cm in this case. a check pattern on your ironing board helps. Press the fabric to create a sharp fold.
If the fabric won't stay in place when ironed try a small bit of spray starch.
If your machine came with a rolled hemming foot and your fabric is thin enough, you may want to use a rolled hem in your curtains, such as this one.
Being able to make a rolled hem is a handy skill, and net curtains are a good way to experiment with them.
Hem the sides of your curtain as above. You may want to try to make these hems a little smaller.
At the bottom corner fold the side hem into itself at a 45 degree angle, pin the hem in place and sew in place.
Make a casing for the curtain wire. To do this just hem the top of the curtain in the same way you hemmed the bottom.
ribbon onto your tea towels and wash cloths. This makes them stay on hooks much more securely.
So there we have two new simple ways to use your sewing around the home. Please check out our other handy blog entires for home projects such as...
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Remember to enjoy your sewing, and to never be afraid to try out new exciting things.