Do you know how to make macrame curtains?
Macrame curtains into your room can provide privacy, but it does not block off the light.
It is an excellent way to keep a place open and breezy as it provides some coverage simultaneously.
When we say macrame, it refers to a craft technique of knotting to form planters and panels, among others.
In terms of the macrame curtain, you will see on its top that there a tiny section of knots.
Then the rest of it is consists of ropes that are hanging down.
It is best to hang them on spots where you like.
Doing so can keep things easily accessible while at the same time blocking the view slightly, such as on your closet door, for example.
You can even use it as a room divider.
What Are The Things Needed?
First of all, prepare the necessary tools and materials first:
- Macrame rope or yarn
- Wooden dowel or smooth branch
6 Steps To Make Macrame Curtains
Now that you have all the things needed, follow the procedure below.
Here are the steps on how to make macrame curtains:
Step #1. Measure the windows in your UK home
Measure your window and doorway where you intend to hang the curtain.
After getting the measurement, you need to cut the yarn twice the window or doorway length using your scissors.
Step #2. Fold the yarns
Fold each yarn piece in half and thread them onto the curtain rod.
The folded loop must then be tucked below the rod and pull its ends.
Just repeat this process until you cover the entire curtain rod in strings.
Step #3. Weave the yarns
In this step, you need to weave together all those yarn pieces across the uppermost portion of the curtain.
All you need to do is grasp the utmost string under and over the following line and then tie it into a knot.
Repeat the process to make a double knot.
Now, get the 2nd string, loop it around the cord next to it, and tie it onto a knot.
Also, repeat it to make a double knot.
Continue doing this until you have double knotted the entire curtain length.
Step #4. Form a V shape on your curtain
Make a V shape in your curtain by doing the same things you did in the previous step.
You can use tape as a guide.
The only thing different from the process is that you have to work from outside to inside than simply going straight across.
You can start from the right. Grasp the utmost string and loop it onto the string next to it.
Then, double knot the
Repeat the process until you get to the centre.
Do the same on the left side.
When you get to the middle, tie it off to create a double knot as well.
Step #5. Make another knot
After you have created your V pattern, you may get rid of the tape already.
Some would stop from here, but you might want to add more knot patterns to enhance its design.
The final knot must always be a double knot, just like how you do it with your shoelace.
If you want to create an X pattern, you need to part the yarn pieces in the middle to ensure that the pattern is symmetrical.
Starting from the left, you need to take four pieces. Hold two elements in your right hand and the other two pieces in your left hand.
Then tie them into a double knot at about three inches below the V shape you created earlier.
Do the same on the right side. Ensure that the knots are leveled with the knots on the other side.
After you made four rows of yarn, double knot the middle of the two rows, you will see that the X pattern is starting to form from here.
Just repeat the same process above to create a criss-cross pattern successfully. Awesome right?
But remember not to plait too far down. Of course, you wouldn’t want your macrame curtain to hinder your way.
Step #6. Finish up!
Now it’s time to finish your project!
Try hanging your macrame curtain to find out how the knots fall from the rod.
Adjust the knots accordingly to ensure that they will look great and even.
You can also trim the bottom to remove any long pieces that look straggly.
Finally, add oversized tassels at the centre and at both sides to complete the look.
And now that’s it.
It’s A Wrap!
How to make macrame curtains?
After you finished your macrame curtain, for sure, you will be obsessed with it, just as I did.
They look so fabulous!
Although it would take you some time to finish it, believe me, it is worth it!
It is, in fact, an affordable way of elevating your room. It can offer a distinctive texture and softness to your UK home décor.
More than that, it is an excellent craft to get yourself busy with if you got a lot of free time.
Remember that this curtain-making process requires a lot of patience.
At first, the process might seem hard and a little intimidating.
But once you get the hang out of it, you will undoubtedly love what you are doing.