How to make tie top curtains? It is just like making a curtain with the difference at the top portion of the curtain.
If you are looking for a less professional look in your UK home with a dash of customized touches, a tie-top curtain is an excellent choice for you.
Although tie-top curtains meant to be stationary, this type of curtain is only for decorative purposes.
If you have or in for a contemporary styled room, tie-top curtains are the way to go.
But, again, choosing a lightweight fabric is the best choice.
I have some of it in our guest room, where my cousins stay when they visit our home in the UK.
Steps To Tie Top Curtain
As the name suggests, it is a type of curtain wherein the top portion is tied to a rod.
It is also an excellent way to hang your café curtains.
It will require you less work while having a contemporary look in your room.
Are you interested in making one? Here is a quick guide on making your very own tie-top curtains.
Plan the fabric and the window that you are going to put the curtain into.
Make sure to the following tools and materials:
In making curtains, the chosen fabric is the key to decoration.
When it comes to fabric choosing, choose something light weighted.
You may not need heavy fabrics when it comes to tie-top curtains.
But if you plan to put the curtain on the halls, a down type of fabric is suitable.
The colour will also make a huge difference.
Make sure to choose a colour that best compliments the room together with the things inside.
Consider the plain, decorative or laced type of fabrics if these are suitable for the room’s design.
Sewing kit or sewing machine
Knowledge of sewing is also a necessity.
When it comes to the sewing kit, make sure it has scissors, tape measures, needles, and threads.
Suppose you are planning to sew using a sewing machine, the better. It will save you both time and effort if you use a sewing machine.
Another option is using iron-on tape. The use of iron-on tape will save you from sewing injuries, but you will have to use a clothes iron instead.
Place the rod just above the window frame. A tie-top curtain best positioned when rods installed outside the frame.
The UK experts also recommend making use of the 1-foot rule in attaching rods above the window frame.
After installing the rod, you can now measure the necessary length fr the curtain.
Measure from the rod going downwards.
The length will differ depending on your preference.
Some like it to be by the window sill, below the window frame, or brushing the floor.
Whichever you want from the three lengths mentioned, always add afoot for necessary adjustments and hem allowances.
The width, on the other hand, will depend on the rod attached above.
Measure the rod’s length and double or triple it to make a fuller look for the curtain.
Next is to cut the curtains according to the measurements that you have. Take note of the allowances.
It is better to have longer curtains than short ones because you can adjust the length.
But you can’t compensate for a shorter length.
Now you have three options. One is to sew it using a sewing machine.
So you will need a sewing machine and the knowledge of using it.
Two is to sew it by hand if there is no sewing machine.
You will need the sewing kit and the knowledge of basic backstitching.
Lastly, it is using iron-on tape. Again, this is for those who have no idea or are not confident enough in their sewing skills.
You will have to put the tape on one side, fold it facing the other and iron it with a clothes iron.
Now the top should have strips of fabric ready to be tied. Remember, you are making a tie-top curtain.
The top portion must have strips of fabric with a 2 to 3 inches width and a 3 inches gap between each one.
Next is to hang the curtain. Finally, tie the curtain to the rod. The main idea of a tie-top curtain is connecting it with a rod.
When hanging the curtain, make sure that the curtain evenly levelled to become unruly.
Some curtain tips if you’re making a curtain.
It is best to have sheets instead of buying a new one.
Recycle what you have.
When it comes to making curtains, knowing sewing is a great way to save up some cash and time.
It is a small investment compared to how much you can save in buying custom-made curtains or buying new ones.
Now that you know how to make tie top curtains, I hope you can make one of your preferences.
There are no more limited choices since you can now make your own.
You can start a business with this one also. Be more practical.