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Making kitchen curtain is a very easy task and doesn't require much effort. Read to know how to make kitchen curtains.

How to Make Kitchen Curtains

Kitchen sometimes seems to be the most difficult part of your home, when it comes to decorating the place. It becomes even more intimidating, when you have to make the perfect choice out of the numerous options available, for your kitchen Decor. Taking one step at a time can banish a lot of confusion. To begin with, consider the essentials. One of the basic elements of kitchen Decor is window treatment. Do the curtains need a replacement? If yes is your answer, then consider sewing them yourself. Not only is this frugal way to decorate the kitchen's windows, but also an opportunity to display your creativity to other residents of your home. Do not worry by the thought of making kitchen curtains - it is not at all a cumbersome project. All you need is to follow the instructions given below.

Making Kitchen Curtain

Supplies Needed
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Fabric
  • Measuring Tape
  • The first and foremost thing is consider the fabric. Here, the choice of fabric will depend more upon the practicality, than your personal preference. This is because not all fabrics are suitable for sewing curtains. For instance, quilted fabrics shrink soon. Silk fades away quickly. Denim is too hard to be sewed, especially when you are a beginner. In this case, the best bet will be cotton and linen. They are light as well as user-friendly.
  • Now, measure the dimensions of the window, using a measuring tape. Do it systematically. First, measure the window frames from top to bottom and then side to side. You may use the existing rods as the point of reference, to measure the window from top to bottom.
  • Next, purchase the fabric. Buy a large quantity of the fabric, which is approximately equal to two times the height and three times the width of the window. That way, you will ensure that you do not run short of the raw material.
  • Before equipping yourself with a sewing machine and thread, wash and iron the fabric. Washing and ironing will avoid shrinkage of the curtain during the first wash. In addition, the fillers used for finishing the fabric (which make the fabric stiffer and shinier than it actually is) will be removed by laundering it.
  • Now, it is the time to start the sewing project. To begin with, cut the fabric lengthwise, using scissors. Next, fold the side seems, each measuring 2-inch in width and then stitch. Join the valance lengths into a single piece.
  • Fold the header seams and then stitch them.
  • In order to neaten the edges, fold and sew the side seams of the each curtain panel.
  • Make a fold over the top 4 inches of the panels by pressing them towards the inside. Make a 2 inch hem by folding under 2 inches. Press the hem and stitch it. Ensure that you have stitched the hem close to the bottom seam.
  • Now, hang the curtains or the valances on curtain rods. This shall be followed by pinning the bottom hems. Try to make the bottom hems as deep as possible. To do this, turn 1 inch under for a 5-inch hem. Press it, pin it and then stitch it. To give the finishing touch, add trimmings to the curtains.