I will tell you and show you how to sew curtains decorated with puffs on your own. If you already have the experience of sewing curtains on a regular braid, it will not be difficult to sew such a curtain quickly and efficiently. If there is no experience, it may take a little more time for tailoring.
Well, let’s begin. We need:
1. Fabric for curtains of width equal to the length of the cornice, multiplied by a factor of 1.8 or 2, so that the puffs lie in beautiful folds.
2. The curtain tape is not less than 6 cm in height and the length equal to the fabric consumption + 5 cm. That is, if, say, you have a 1.5 m long cornice, then we will take 2.7-3 m, respectively, braid 5 cm more.
The height of the fabric here also matters. The most common height of fabrics intended for sewing curtains is 2.8 m. For ordinary ceilings with a height of 2.5-2.6 m, this will be enough. But if the ceilings are higher, then it is better to look for a fabric with a height of 2.9 or 3 m.
If your fabric has an ordinary edge, you need to cut it and bend the edge. At my fabric the bottom is already processed by a factory weighting agent, so we begin work with the bending of the side seams.
Some curtain fabrics shrink during heat treatment, therefore, before cutting the fabric in height, it is necessary to thoroughly iron it, preferably with steam, if it is allowed by the manufacturer.
From the bottom edge of the fabric, we measure the desired height of the curtains and add on top of 36 cm on the buffers themselves and 1.5 cm on the hem.
Total 37.5 cm.
We take the braid and on the side, which later in the finished product will be in a more prominent place, we turn the inside out 1.5-2 cm and spend it.
Do not forget to do bracing in the places where cord cords pass! This is necessary in order that then when pulling together, the cords do not open.
We combine the upper edge of the curtains and the braid, bending 1.5 cm of fabric under the braid.
We use the upper edge.
At the end of the seam, a free, unbent edge of the braid is also folded inward, but not stuck. We finish the stitch with the usual bracing.
We measure from the top edge of our future curtains down to 15 cm, mark and combine with the received line the bottom edge of the braid, secure with pins.
Carefully lay the second seam, trying not to stitch the pockets for hooks and pulling cord. We use it wherever the arrow shows. At the same time, something like a scallop is obtained at the top.
And again we repeat – from the second seam down we lay aside 15 cm and we combine the bottom of the braid with the received line.
Here’s what should happen from the side:
The next seam requires attentiveness. Better already turned out ruffs, too, pin up with pins, otherwise, there is a chance to grab them when stitching. And we do not need it.
Now we sew below the middle cord, but above the pockets.
And once again repeat the procedure, but now from the last seam down we lay 12 cm. And again we combine the bottom of the braid with the received line, fix it with pins. At this stage, it would be nice to make sure that we have not made any mistakes in the calculations and the blind turns out exactly the height that we need. If suddenly the size does not quite match the required, it is not too late to correct it by decreasing/increasing the bottom fold.
Now from the side, our design looks like this:
The result of our work:
It remains to bring beauty. Pull the thread-cord from the loose, not the threaded end of the braid and pull the fabric up to the desired width (the length of the cornice).
Excess ropes do not cut, but gently knit into a knot and fill.
Straighten out the resulting beauty, and you can hang a new curtain on the cornice.