Lambrequins do an excellent job with their decorative function. In addition, they have practical value - help to hide fasteners and curtain rods.
It is possible to sew them yourself, you just need to choose the right basis. Lambrequins on the kitchen window should have fireproof properties, do not absorb odors and do not accumulate dust.
Lambrequin, as an elegant piece of curtains, was coined in France. This is a cropped curtain that is draped and placed at the top of the window.
It can be made of dense material, additionally decorated with various accessories - cord, tassels, ribbons.
Curtains with lambrequins are an original and complex combination of materials, fabrics, draperies.
Perfectly they look in classic or so-called rustic interiors. Also curtains with lambrequins perfectly complement the chic and luxurious interiors.
It is important to take into account that complex lambrequins, made of expensive fabrics with many decorations and elements, will look great in the living room, bedroom or dining room, but for standard kitchens up to 15 square meters in size, these styles will not work.
Curtain with lambrequin in the kitchen should match the style of the interior, the height of the ceiling, the size of the window. In the kitchen, which has a small space, the decoration of the window should be more simple and concise.
A room that has curtains with lambrequins on the windows becomes more elegant, bright and solemn. In addition, pelmets can visually resize the window, extending or narrowing it.
Varieties of lambrequins
There are more than 25 types of lambrequins. They can be conditionally classified into 3 types:
Hard - consist of a narrow strip of material on the seal, fixed under the ceiling. They are an excellent element of the decor, effectively hiding the eaves and the wall above the window.
Hard lambrequins to the kitchen are possible rectangular, semicircular or other intricate shapes. In addition, additional decoration with various elements is possible - fringe, ribbons, laces, etc.
Soft - are the most decorative. For their tailoring need special patterns. Soft lambrequin can be sewn from the same fabric as the curtains, or make it completely contrast. Lambrequin length should be 15-25% of the length of the entire curtain.
Combined - consists of a hard base and soft drapery. Such lambrequins look most impressive on large windows.
In order to get the original curtain to the kitchen with lambrequins, you can use the following elements:
Swag - a semicircle draped with folds, or a horizontal shell.
De Jabot is a side detail with a lower bevel, possibly in the form of steps, allowing the pelmets to acquire a vertical view.
A tie is a vertical fabric fold with a slant to the bottom.
Kokilye - flared folds of fabric located in the center of the lambrequin.
How to sew a pelmet in the kitchen
First you need to make a pattern. Here it is important to take into account all the features of the designer's ideas, to take into account the practical aspects of lambrequins, because their use must be comfortable.
You can find a lot of photos of lambrequins in the kitchen, and choose the most suitable option, or come up with your own.
If the kitchen is small in size 5-15 sq.m. or no skills of sewing lambrequins, it is better to prefer a simple model.
If you want to experiment and use different decorative elements, you need to make complex patterns, including separately for each piece.
Fabric for a lambrequin, you can take the same one from which the curtains are sewn, or choose a denser material.
Color is better to use identical or darker.
Lambrequin with hanging tails is the easiest, its implementation is available even for non-professionals. In addition, it looks great with blinds or a thin kitchen curtain.
After preparing the lambrequin pattern in the kitchen, you can begin work:
- Fix the cornice 10 cm higher from the window frame, so that its opposite ends extend 10-15 cm beyond the frame.
- Cut and iron the material.
The length of the fabric should correspond to the length of the strap, add 10 cm on the tails. To sag lambrequin by 50 cm, a web width of 70 cm is required. Be sure to leave seam allowances of 15 cm on each side. After all measurements, you can cut, and then iron the material.
- In the same way to cut the lining fabric.
- The use of lining fabric determines the volume and texture of the product.
Over the lining fabric is placed the main. Before starting to flash, all layers are connected with pins. Need to sew so that the upper 30 cm were not sewn.
Remove pins. In the corners make small transverse incisions.
Turn the product inside out and iron it. Sew a hole by hand.
Attach the central part of the lambrequin in the middle of the eaves, then fasten the remaining fabric. Leaves leave loose.
Finish the design with a decorative cord - tie the hanging ends and tie a cord with a bow.
Thus, you can easily and easily sew the original pelmet on the kitchen window.