Spread the fabric face down and fold its top edge by 3 inchesto form a rod pocket that measures 1/2 inch larger than the rod. Sew along the tip of the 3-inch fold to form a pocket for the drapery rod. Alternatively,measure 3 inches down from the top of the fabric and mark the sewing line,using a row of pins.
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How do you make a curtain rod out of curtain rods?
Draw a line from side to side across the top of the curtain and down from the top seam a distance equal to half the rod circumference plus1/2 inch. Sew on this line to create the rod casing. Thread the rod through the casing. Replace the finial and arrange the gathers evenly across the rod.
What is a lined cased curtain?
Made shorter and hung on a swing-arm rod, a lined cased curtain offers a beginning sewer a functional curtain project and an introduction to the budget-stretching world of home decor sewing. Measure the circumference of the curtain rod.
How do you measure for curtain rod pockets?
Measure for your desired length and width. Add the width of the curtain rod to the length of the fabric. Add an additional 1/4 inch for movement of the rod within the rod pocket. If you would like a ruffle, above the rod, add an extra inch to the length of the fabric.
What is the easiest way to make curtains?
Reversible or lined curtains are the easiest curtains to make. Here’s how: Understand approximate measurements. Gathered curtains are usually 1.5 to 2.0 times wider than a window. Measure for your desired length and width. Add the width of the curtain rod to the length of the fabric.