how to sew… a curtain for the kitchen

Heyhey,

here is the promised step by step for my new curtains:

first I took the measurements for the finished curtain and the added seam allowance at the sides, hem allowance and some more cm at the top, so I can sew a tunnel for hanging up the curtain later.

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I used measurements of the printed flowers for the seam allowances. For the sides I first folded half a flower to the wrong side

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and then folded it over again.

DSCF8108and sewed it. visible seams look better when you do a little wider stitching, I used 3-4mm wide stitches for this.DSCF8109 next I did the hem. For the seam allowance I used the white frame of my print. and folded it to the wrong side DSCF8110

and folded one line of flowers over and sewed the hem

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for the tunnel at the top I folded half a flower to the wrong side and then one and a half rows of flowers over.

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and sewed it. when the seam is supposed to be parallel to an edge and its to wide for the lines on my sewing machine I use a sticky note, which marks the line for the edge of the fabric.

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My finished curtain. I really do like it, it gives my kitchen a warm light and some fun with the colors.

I changed the colors of the design especially to fit my apartment. I had it printed on cotton satin, one yard was enough. Like my design? You can order fabric with this print here, also in other color combinations.

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