Silk organza or muslin will be ideal fabrics to use but you could also create amazing unconventional window dressings with sari fabric, netting or lace. Browse around at flea markets, thrift stores or garage sales and youll be amazed at what you can find that can inspire you to create striking designs for your windows. Next, I will explain to you step-by-step how to create your own embellished romantic rose (organza) curtain, you will need the following: • 2 x organza curtains (preferably with tab tops, these are generally readily available at curtain stores, be sure to measure the width and length of your window to ensure that the curtains will fit, alternatively, you can actually purchase organza fabric and fit them to the window yourself. • 1 x awl (this is a pointed instrument for piercing holes through fabric, leather or wood etc. any art and craft store should stock them). • 12 x artificial roses (can be bought from most Asian outlets, preferably the same or similar colour as the organza curtain, using clashing colours can make the curtain appear disjointed and chaotic. NB Be sure that the rose bud can come apart from the plastic backing of the flower, once the rose and the stem is pushed through the curtain the backing has to be placed back onto the stem on the other side of the curtain in order for the rose to be secured into place. • 1 x Curtain wire or wooden dowel (can be bought from curtain store or home improvement store). • 2 x Hooks and 2 x screw eyes (can be bought from curtain store). • 1 x pliers or hand saw (can be bought from any home improvement store).
Tie top curtains are embellishments or small fabric strips attached to the curtain heads. It has the functional value of holding the curtain in place around the curtain rods. The outcome: an informal look and normally employed with light weight fabrics. Next we move on to curtains with attached valance. By attaching a valance you are treated to an enhanced double layer look. This employment comes handy when space is at premium. Curtains by fabric Sari curtains are the perfect material if you are on the lookout for light or elegant drapes with luxury. The material imparts a gentle or cool look and is soft to touch. These curtains are normally made out of saris. These sari curtains are usually exported to various countries from India. You have the advantage of selecting from a wide variety - both in style and finish from websites like indianselections.com, saricurtain.com and saridecor.com
You just have to learn how to hang curtains and dress them properly. prepping your pencil pleat curtains prior to hanging: Standard pencil pleat curtains to start you will need to gather the tape on the top of your curtains. You do this by pulling out the 3 cords in the back of the curtain tape. To start pull the cords out of both ends of the curtain tape and tie them together in a firm knot. There are 2 reasons for this 1. It stops you pulling the cords completely out of the tape (not a good start when learning how to hang curtains). 2. It keeps the cords together on the end that you pull the cords out to gather your curtain. Then continue to pull the cords out.
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