Monday, December 1, 2014

How to Creat a Cafe Curtain

Cafe curtains provide privacy but still let in some light.

Easy, easy-to-make cafe curtains add privacy without blocking all of the natural sunlight. Frequently used in kitchens and bathrooms, the curtains' fabric and pattern can really affect the atmosphere of the room. Sheer, lightweight or lace-edged curtains promote elegance whilst vintage towels or gingham-checked patterns provide a country feel. Whatever fabric you select, making the curtains requires just a few hours of time and basic sewing skills.

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  1. Hold your curtain rod up to your window frame to get an idea of where you would like to position the top of the curtains. Typically, this would be halfway up the window, but it could be slightly higher or lower, depending on the look you want to achieve.
  2. Make a little reference mark on the window frame indicating where you plan to install the rod. Have a measurement from the reference mark to the window sill. Add 6 inches for this measurement to allow for a double-fold hem at the top and bottom of the curtain.
  3. Measure the width from the window. Multiply this measurement by 1 . 5 to get the width of each screen.
  4. Lay your fabric on a flat surface with the right side facing down. Occurs measurements and cut the two curtain panels using sharp scissors.
  5. Focus on one panel at a time. Fold the bottom of one panel up 2 inches. Push the folded fabric with an iron. Fold the fabric up again, 2 ins, and press it flat. Sew the hem using a sewing machine.
  6. Sew hems at the top and sides of the curtain panel in a similar manner. Fold the very best of the panel over 1 inch and press the fabric. Fold it over once again, 1 inch, press and then sew the hem. Create 1-inch double-fold border on both sides using the same technique. Repeat the process with the other panel.
  7. Lay each panel flat and attach a ring to each end of the best hem. With the help of your tape measure, attach the other rings every three or four ins along the top. Press your curtains one last time to remove any facial lines.
  8. Mount the curtain rod brackets onto the window frame. Slide the actual curtain rod through the clip-on rings and set the rod into the brackets. Change the fabric to arrange the gathers.

Things You Will Need

  1. Curtain rod
  2. Pencil
  3. Tape calculate
  4. Fabric
  5. Sharp scissors
  6. Iron
  7. Sewing machine
  8. Clip-on rings
  9. Rod brackets


To reduce the fullness and the amount of gathering, multiply the measurement of the window's width by 2 or less.

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