If you are using a sewing machine to hem your curtains,start by finishing the raw edge with a serger or zig zag stitch. Then press a 1?hem and iron to hold in place. Use a sewing machine or coverstitch machine to sew the hem.
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What is the best way to hem a heavy curtain?
Fold each side of the curtain by 1 inch (3.81 centimeters). The easiest way to do this would be to mark off 1 inch (3.81 centimeters) at the top and bottom of your curtain, and then to fold it. Use sewing pins to hold the hem down. Fold the hem inward twice by 1 inch (3.81 centimeters).
How do you cut the lining of a curtain?
Use a seam ripper to undo the bottom portion of each side hem, and trim the lining down to the length you need. You will tuck it back into the side hems later. Fold the lining inside the curtain twice and press it flat with an iron. How much you fold it up will depend on how wide you want the hem to be.
Should curtains be folded before Hemming?
If your curtains don have a finished hem, be sure to fold the raw bottom edge up at least 1?and then another 1?before proceeding. If you have the length to spare, I like to first fold my curtains 1?then 4?before creating the final hem (as shown below).
How wide should the hem of a double curtain be?
The hem is folded twice, on both sides, so each panel will need to be 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) wider than you want them to be. This will allow you to create a double 1 inch (3.81 centimeters) wide hem on each side. Fold each side of the curtain by 1 inch (3.81 centimeters).