Curtain Fitting Tips
Curtains

Curtain Fitting Tips

Curtain tracks When choosing a curtain track make sure it will be strong enough to support the type of curtains to be hung — lined floor-to-ceiling curtains, for example, are very heavy. In most cases the track will be fixed to the face of the wall above the window, but special brackets or track may…

Making Your Own Curtains
Curtains

Making Your Own Curtains

Curtain making is simplified by the use of drawstring tapes to form the curtain head into gathers or pleats and, if you want lined curtains, by detachable linings. Taking measurements Take all measurements from your curtain track. For the width of the curtains: Measure the track from end to end. Divide by the number of…

How to Make Lined curtains
Curtains

How to Make Lined curtains

Lined curtains hang better than unlined, give some degree of thermal and sound insulation and protect the curtain fabric from dirt, pollution and fading. Aluminium-backed insulating lining is available. Cotton sateen lining, traditionally beige, is available in other colours to match curtain fabrics. The amount of lining material required is about the same as that…

How To Make Unlined Curtains
Curtains

How To Make Unlined Curtains

With soft furnishings you can add attractive and uniquely individual touches to your home. As in other areas of home-making, professional assistance is expensive. Doing it yourself will save you much money. It will also avoid weeks, even months, of delay. Suitable fabrics Do not use dress fabrics. They may fade, shrink or prove unsuitable…

Fixing curtain track
Curtains

Fixing curtain track

Fixing may be on to a batten or directly into the wall or ceiling. The actual fixing procedure varies according to the type of curtain track. Fixing instructions are normally provided with a manufacturer’s kit. Batten fixing is suitable for fixing over a straight run. A 2 in. by 1 in. (5 by 2.5 cm)…