Curtains on the window? It's not just protection from bright sunlight or strange looks, blinds with this function are coping no worse.
Curtains? It is an element of decor, they determine the atmosphere of the room, give it a special elegance and coziness. And do not necessarily give mad money to decorators.
Beautiful curtains can be sewn by everyone, the main thing is to correctly calculate the necessary amount of tissue.
If you know what the calculations are from, it is not difficult to do this.
Folk wisdom -?Seven times measure cut once? - useful to you and when calculating curtains. But before you start measuring, imagine what curtains you want to see on your window. Curtains can reach the sill, be lower than it or continue to the floor. Based on this value, the length of the future curtain will be added. Blind in the first option should be 1 cm above the windowsill, the second option will hang below the window sill by 10-15 cm, the third curtains, to avoid wear and tear, should end 1 cm above the floor. The length of the curtains must be counted from the eaves and must take into account the expense of the fabric, which will go to the part of the product. All measurements should be made with steel tape measure, not centimeter. Roulette is longer and working with it is much more convenient.
The next stage you have to measure alreadyReinforced above the window cornice. Do not forget that the cornice should be wider than the window itself and protrude at least 15 cm from each side. Now you can start calculating the width of future curtains. This value will strongly depend on the type of future curtains. For standard curtains, curtains with loops or eyelets, the width of the cornice should be multiplied by 2, pencil folds or buffers require multiplication by a factor of 2.5-3. Do not forget about 10 cm on each side of the curtains, which will go to the hem of the canvas on the sides. By the way, a large repetitive geometric pattern will require additional expenditure of tissue, this must also be taken into account in the calculation.
For clarity, consider one example. The length of the eaves is 3 meters, curtains will reach the floor and their height should be 2.5 meters. The required amount of tissue for tulle is obtained from the following formula. Height plus the upper limb, plus the hem of the bottom = 2.5 + 0.10 + 0.15 = 2.75 meters. This value is the length of the tulle fabric. The width will be the length of the cornice, multiplied by 2, that is, 6 meters.
The length of a simple drapery will matchLength of the tulle, and the width should be divided by the number of supposed cloths. This means that for one curtain you need 3 meters of fabric. Do not forget to add the centimeters needed for the cutting of the sides.
More complex curtain models will require othersCalculations, according to their pattern. Therefore, before you start working on them, re-read the instructions for tailoring several times so that you do not forget anything. And remember, it's always better to be safe and take fabrics with a stock, from the remaining pieces you can sew napkins for the table, pillowcases for sofa cushions, but the lack of material can turn into a real catastrophe.