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How quickly sew curtains puffed

I’ll show you how to sew their own curtains, decorated with a puff. If you already have experience sewing curtains on a regular braid, it will not be difficult to quickly and accurately make a curtain. If the experience is not, perhaps, the time for sewing will need a little more.

Well, let’s start. We need:

1. Cloth curtains width equal to the length of the cornice, multiplied by a factor of 1.8 or 2, puffs to lay beautiful folds.

2. Curtain tape not less than 6 cm in height and length equal to the consumption of fabric + 5 cm. In other words, if, say, you have a ledge length of 1.5 m, the fabric we will take 2.7-3 m, respectively, tape 5 cm more.

The height of the tissue is also important. The most common height of tissue intended for sewing curtains – 2.8 m. For normal ceiling height, 2.5-2.6 m is sufficient. But if the ceilings are higher, it is best to look for tissue height of 2.9 or 3 m.


If your fabric at the bottom edge of the ordinary, it is necessary to cut and bend the edge. My bottom is already processed fabric factory weighting, so start working with the hem side seams.


Some curtain fabrics by heat treatment shrink, so before you cut out the fabric height, it must be carefully ironed, preferably with steam, if permitted by the manufacturer.


From the lower edge of the fabric measure off the desired height of the curtains, and add the top 36 cm on themselves puffs and 1.5 cm at the hem.

Total 37.5 cm.


Excess cut off.


Take the braid and on the other side, which later in the finished product will be a more prominent position, buckle inside out and stitched by 1.5-2 cm.

Do not forget to tie in those places, where the cords! It is necessary, then to the contraction cords do not blossom.


We combine the upper edge of the curtains and braid, braid tucked under 1.5 cm of tissue.


Sew along the upper edge.


At the end of a seam free, not the folded edge of the tape is also bent inward, Finish seam usual tack.


Measured from the top edge of our future curtains down 15 cm mark and combine with the resulting line of the lower edge of the tape,


Neatly paving the second suture, trying not scribbling pockets for hooks and tightening cord. Sew there, where the arrow shows. In this case, the top get something like a scallop.


Again, we repeat – the second seam down postpones 15 cm and combine the bottom of the braid with the resulting line.


Here is what you should have on the side:


Next seam requires care. It is better to have already received ruffles  also fix up, otherwise there is a chance to grab them while stitching. And we do not need.

Now is sewn below the average cord, but above the pockets.


Once again, we repeat the procedure, but this time from the last seam down postpone 12 cm. And again combine with the bottom of the tape obtained by line, anchoring pins. At this point, a good idea to make sure that we have not made an error in the calculations, and it turns out that the curtain height, we need. If you suddenly do not quite match the size required is not too late to correct it by reducing / increasing the bottom folds.


Now our design side looks like this:


Last one’s left a seam – the lower edge of the curtain tape.


The result of our work:


It remains to bring beauty. Pulling a free, not the end of the webbing stitched thread cords and astringent to the desired width (the length of the eaves).



Extra strings are not cut off, and carefully connect to the node and dressed.


Spreads get a beauty, and you can hang new curtain onto the ledge.




These blinds are suitable for virtually any configuration of the cornice – a round rod, a plastic or tire profile.


Curtains with puffs can be made out of thick fabric – satin, sateen, jacquard light.

In addition, this same technique can make tiebacks or decorative strip instead pelmet.



I hope for someone workshop will be useful.