See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I did a blog post about this the other day, so I thought I would share with you ladies as well.
In my last post I showed you my new living room curtains and told you
that I would be posting how I made my curtains. I did NOT use a sewing
machine for any of my project. I actually did it all with one little
product- hemming tape. I have never sewed a pair of curtains in my life.
I've made several pairs now and all have been made using hemming tape
and all have held up well.
Here is what you need-
Fabric of your choice. Make sure that you measure it a couple of times before cutting it.
A pack of hemming tape. I use Stitch Witchery heavy duty hemming tape.
And an iron.
The first thing that I did was iron a seam across the bottom or top of the fabric. I measured it out and the fabric that I used for the back of the seam was about 1.25 inches.
Then I put hemming tape under the seam. I only do about one foot of hemming tape at a time. You don't need scissors for this part because the tape will tear apart.
After placing the tape into the seam, I would hold the iron on the hem for about 10-12 seconds. You must make sure that your iron is on the correct setting for your fabric type. Also, depending on your fabric you may need to put a damp cloth between your fabric and the iron if the fabric (for fabrics that are delicate and you cannot use a high heat on, such as wool because steal is a crucial part of this step- without it the hemming tape will not bind).
After you do this to both ends of the fabric, if you have a smooth edge with nothing but the end of the fabric you don't have to do anything to the sides. If you have edges that have color palate info or something like that going a long them you can also do the same thing to the edges.
Here are my curtains.
To get the banding, I just put one seam along the top of the blue fabric and then used hemming tape to fuse the two together along the top seam of the bottom fabric.