Each person seeks to change his home, add comfort and emotional warmth. One of the easiest ways to make the interior more interesting is to hang up new curtains that will complement the furniture. Beautiful curtains should be combined into one common range of furniture, walls, window opening. To change the design of the room it is not necessary to buy new interior items, it is enough to sew new curtains into the kitchen with your own hands.
With today's choice of materials, you can sew curtains of any kind and style.
If you want to decorate your own kitchen by author's design, then choose curtains that you can sew with your own hands. How to understand among all the ideas and difficulties of tailoring can be found in our article.
Curtains in the kitchen not only create comfort, but also protect from direct sunlight
First, you need to choose curtains for the kitchen according to the photo, then measure the window opening and the height of future curtains to the floor or window sill.
Tip! When measuring the window, use a building tape to get exact numbers. Record your values on a piece of paper.
First you need to remove the size of the window
Calculation of the amount of materials
After measuring the window, we calculate the amount of fabric, we need to add an allowance for processing side seams, bottom. When buying a curtain tape, be sure to consult the seller how much the fabric consumption increases. The simplest braid material twice. The choice of braid depends on the model of curtains for the kitchen, cornice, method of attachment and the desire to sew with your own hands.
The market offers a wide selection of all kinds of fabrics for curtains and accessories.
So, the length of the curtains plus ten centimeters for processing the bottom. The width is equal to the number of braid, which, when the assembly is tightened, is equal to the length of the cornice. Organza has on the bottom, ready weighting seam, it does not require additional processing.
Organza is perfect for sewing curtains in the kitchen
Having bought textiles, be sure to iron it with steam to remove any creases. Natural fabrics may shrink, so when you buy add 10 centimeters. The heating mode of the iron is selected in accordance with the composition of the fabric. Sewing curtains with your own hands will give you a lot of pleasure.
Depending on the composition of the fabric you need to select the mode for ironing
If you intend to sew curtains with your own hands, and you have little experience, then choose simple models for the kitchen that do not require patterns. The beauty of these curtains, as in the photo, depends only on the selection of the color of the fabric. The pattern of textiles should fit harmoniously into the interior.
Beautiful fabric with a fashionable print will help to make the most simple curtains a highlight of the interior.
Models for inexperienced tailors
Inexperienced needlewomen can sew various models for the kitchen with their own hands. It is enough to be able to sew a “forward needle” with a seam, and use a sewing machine. Straight curtains on the kitchen do not require patterns, they are rectangles that you can safely sew with your own hands.
Tip! Before stripping, press the seam allowance to the wrong side so that the fabric does not move during sewing.
Curtains in the style of "cafe" can be sewn from small pieces of fabric, the length from the eaves or from the middle of the window to the window sill. These curtains are decorated with ruffles, lace, bows. Beautiful and unusual do-it-yourself curtains for the kitchen are made of cotton in a contrasting color with a floral pattern.
Curtains cafes are sewn very simply and look very comfortable
Curtains with ties
The rectangular curtains with ties will perfectly decorate the interior. For their tailoring with their own hands, you will need a fabric in an amount equal to the height from the eaves to the floor (or window sill). The strings can be cut out long to be enough to tie a knot (bow), and can be buttoned, stickies, buttons. Short curtains are convenient for the kitchen in operation, look great, easy to sew. You can decorate simple curtains with ruffles, fringe, edging, contrasting fabric, as well as embroidery and appliqué.
Straight curtains are very easy to sew with your own hands.
Sew your own Austrian curtains wave available needlewomen of any level. First, you need to calculate the amount of material, given the allowances for festoons. The original Austrian curtains for the kitchen, hand-sewn must pass the light and drape perfectly.
Austrian curtains add to the interior of the kitchen elegance and sophistication
Festoons on the curtains can be easily assembled with your own hands, and get a discreet wave of drapery. For a beautiful arrangement of scallops, as in the photo, the distance between the rows should be at least 40 cm. For novice needlewomen, you should choose a fabric that does not crumble along the edges.
If you have little experience, and you want to get beautiful curtains to the kitchen with festoons without torment, then buy a special braid. She already has cords that are enough to pull and straighten the folds. The lower part of the curtain can be decorated with stiff textured fringe. Austrian curtains can be sewn with your own hands to decorate the kitchen with a classic design.
Roman curtains are practical and convenient for the kitchen. To sew roman blinds with your own hands, you need to take fabrics that are equal to the perimeter of the window, take into account allowances for side processing by 10 cm, 15 cm from below. For the lower weighting, it is necessary to stitch a drawstring, 6 cm wide, for drawstring strips should be 1.5-2 cm. From the wrong side of the canvas.
It remains to insert the strips for folds, manually sew the rings through which to pull the cord. In the photo you can see the details of sewing beautiful Roman curtains for the kitchen. Attach the strip with adhesive tape to the frame and hang the Roman curtain. Align the tension of the cords, secure knots in the desired position.
Tip! Simple curtains of textiles in a large cell or with a pattern of large size should be cut in one direction to get a symmetrical pattern of curtains.
Models with draperies
Draped curtains that can completely change the interior of the kitchen, bring it solemnity and taste. Depending on the direction of the pattern on the fabric, you can visually expand the space and increase the height of the ceiling. And you can sew beautiful curtains with your own hands if you spend a little more time at work. Each model version can have several assembly directions. Combining textiles with each other helps to shift attention to the decoration of the room.
French beautiful curtains for the kitchen are long or short. In any case, they are made on the same principle. Textile consumption is doubled from measurements, and the material itself must be thin and flowing, for example, a veil, muslin. The easiest way is to sew french curtains with monochromatic light chiffon canvases.
The canvas is treated on the sides and bottom with a simple line, then mark the places of the scenes. The distance between the verticals forming festoons should be the same, so that the fabric lies evenly. Adjust the strips under the cord on the wrong side, and the braid around the edge of the upper part of the canvas. Drapery, gently straightening each section, so that the curtain looked neat, gentle, airy. The photos below show models that can be sewn independently in just a couple of evenings.
Simple lambrequin and curtain with pickup
French curtains will be even more solemn if they are supplemented with a soft draped lambrequin. Modern industry produces curtain braid, which lays the assembly of different types. The easiest option is obtained through the webbing, which will collect the canvas figure assembly in the upper part.
Lambrequin is always located horizontally, along the eaves. Soft and draped, it symbolizes home comfort in the kitchen, does not require special skills in sewing. A variety of folds in shape can be made at home, laying on the table. First pin with pins, try on, then sweep and pave the line.
Combined curtains for the kitchen do it yourself with lambrequin and pickup, provide an opportunity to expand the palette of possible ideas. Portieres should be laid in similar folds, like a pelmet to get the same lines, and textiles can be selected different in color or texture. For simple draped curtains, choose a veil of light colors. Such draperies look more expensive and more exquisite color.
Models for experienced tailors
Complex designs consist of simple parts that you can do at home with your own hands. The photo of beautiful night curtains shows a variety in shape and direction, which can be repeated independently.
Draped swagas demonstrate the ease of construction and a variety of options. Swag is a semi-circular detail that consists of a shoulder and air folds. You can sew several such elements with your own hands, then sew along the eaves, fasten with pins and stitch with machine seam. Emphasis due to the asymmetrical arrangement can be made in the center.
You can cut the swagy by building a piece of paper yourself by the size of your window. The main condition is to remember that draperies fall more beautifully if the canvas is cut at an angle of 45 degrees and you need to buy fabric 1.5 times more than with regular cutting.
Tailoring of shuttlecocks and metal molds
The most romantic details of the curtains, sewn with their own hands, are a variety of shuttlecocks and metal molds. In the photo, these decorating elements that you can sew with your own hands.
The shuttlecock is a frill tailored in a spiral (or circle). First you should cut out a paper template, where the radius of the circle is equal to the width of the shuttle. Then cut out as many details as necessary for the model, cut the lower edge with an oblique inlay or seam of the cardan, and sew it onto the main fabric. For tailoring flounces with your own hands, it is better to take thin draped materials - satin, silk, chiffon.
Kokilё is a decor, as a rule, symmetric. The photo of the curtains shows a metal mold made from one-sided folds, decorated with an oblique inlay of a contrasting tone. Such an idea can decorate the center of the curtains. Material consumption depends on the length in the middle and the total width of the decorative element. You can form stylish folds on the table, with the help of tailors' pins, then try on and fasten with machine seam.
Tip! Any draped models require delicate care. In order to preserve the fabric, it is necessary to dissolve the cords that collected the drape. Wash by hand only at a temperature not higher than 30 degrees, and the detergent should not contain bleaching components. Dry only in straightened form.
Lambrequins in the kitchen
Lambrequins come in soft and hard shapes, each of which can be sewn with your own hands. The initial stage always depends on the selected sketch. More details on both kinds of photos, in order to be able to sew curtains in the kitchen with their own hands.
Soft lambrequins are rectangular, semicircular and combined. We met with rectangular models in the subject of sewing curtains without patterns, and semicircular ones require the use of a pattern.
How to sew a soft pelmet
It is possible to sew a soft lambrequin with the help of a pattern that will help cut out several similar elements of a semicircular shape. For its manufacture will require the dimensions of the perimeter of the window, the width of the curtain approximately in finished form and the drawing of the model. To form soft folds it will turn out from textiles over a template which need to be fixed at once with pins. It remains only to process the lower cut machine stitch around the perimeter. For soft lambrequins fit any curtain fabrics, including taffeta and polyester.
The soft decorative lambrequin will decorate kitchen of any sizes. The basis are swags, which use several pieces. It is enough to form one swag, as in the photo below. Then straighten the folds, carefully cut around on paper or oilcloth, cut several identical parts. Attach the received swags to the main part, in any order, according to the sketch and sew on a typewriter.
Lambrequin of complex shape
The complex shape of the combined curtains consists of several parts that are united by one idea. Every detail can be sewn from different types of textiles, selected in one color range. Collecting complex-shaped lambrequins in the kitchen will require a little experience, but the result of the work done will exceed all expectations.
Combined lambrequins can consist of several swag, frill, chill, neckties. Each element is performed separately, then make up the desired composition, as in the photo of designer curtains. The larger the window size, the more varied the details can be used in the tailoring of curtains with your own hands.
The rigid construction of the lambrequin is good because its style can be created by itself without much effort, the cornice will hide behind it and it can be the basis for curtains. For successful creative work, first look at the finished ideas in the photo, make your own sketch, indicating the dimensions of the eaves and the width of the lambrequin. Having determined the configuration of the bottom edge, you should draw it on the wrong side of the gang, cut it out with a scissors along the outline of the picture.
Then put a gang of glue on the seamy surface of the selected fabric and ironed with steam. It remains only to stitch along the contour, turn out and iron the finished pelmet. Bottom can be decorated with a braid, cord, fringe tone to match, or a contrasting color. See options for sewing curtains with your hands on the photo or see the master classes of other needlewomen.
Tip! For a hard lambrequin, choose dense textiles, even the furniture group, to get the clearest contour lines along the bottom.
Each person is able to decorate the house to your liking. It will take a little time, patience and a few free evenings to change the interior of the kitchen. Photos of curtains will help you choose from a huge number of models exactly the one that will inspire a creative search. Ideas that you can sew with your own hands can be found on our website.