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For those of you who don't want to sew, You will find lots of useful tips and advice on how to make your own NO sew window treatments.
There are videos showing how to hand sew curtains using 3 very basic stitches "anyone" can master in very little time.
You will also find a series of short videos showing you how to make curtains using a simple sewing machine.
Most sewing machines are not nearly as complicated as they first appear.
By using these videos and other easy guides on this site you will be discovering how to make drapes in no time at all.
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The Slip stitch is used for sewing the curtain hems and the curtain side seams. This stitch is almost invisible to the front of your curtain panel. So gives a smooth finish showing no sew lines. All quality custom made window treatments are made this way.
The Back stitch is used to sew two widths of fabric together. For instance when you need to make wide curtains where one width of fabric is not wide enough. This creates a very strong stitch like using a sewing machine.
Every step shown in this video plays an important part in making your sewing machine operate properly. Miss even the smallest thing and it will simply not stitch your fabric as you want.
Your sewing machine will probably have several controls and switches for operating different functions. You can ignore all of these except for the ones you will see in the "how to guide". In the easy sewing projects you will find on this website you won't need to use these extra controls.
There are two main reasons you will need to thread a sewing machine. The first is because the thread has snapped while you were sewing with the machine. The second reason would be that you need to sew with a different color.
The important points to watch out for are making sure you insert the bobbin the right way up. That is with the thread wound in the right direction. Then that the sewing thread is fed around the bobbin case in the correct way. None of this is very difficult to do after a few goes.
The important points to watch out for is that you make sure the foot is fitted snugly in place. Then that you tighten the foot clamp screw securely. None of this is very difficult to do after a few goes.
A little tip for many years of trouble free sewing is to use good quality sewing thread. When it comes to sewing thread, cheapest is definately not the best. Even though you can't see with the naked eye. Cheaper sewing threads have lots of loose fibers that will clog up your sewing machine faster than using a quality thread.
I always recommend that you install your window curtain hardware before you measure for drapes. This allows you to change your mind about where you install the new curtain rod or track.
A general rule of thumb, you want to fit your pole halfway between the ceiling and the window recess or frame. This gives the best look and can make a short window look taller. This is assuming you have the room to do this.
Fit your curtain rod at least 3 inches over the top of your window. Assuming there is room, it will look better. You won't then see the window through the grommets.
Fit your curtain track at least 4 inches over the top of your window. Assuming there is room, it will look better. I usually fit my curtain track at 5 or 6 inches over the top of the window frame.
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