How to sew Roman curtains with their own hands, it is this issue that worries many who saw in the interior of such decoration of windows. It really does not look like other types of window decor, because it did not appear as a decorative element, but as a component of a ship. It is the ancient Romans who are looking at the idea of creating curtains on the type of sails on the ship - the fabric cut can be raised / lowered. Photos of similar interiors using textile Roman curtains look always incredibly neat and organic.
- What is it?
- Before sewing: measurements, mounting options
- Choose a fabric
- Materials for sewing
- How to sew Roman blinds with your own hands: measurements, cutting, marking
- Step-by-step instruction for assembling and sewing Roman curtains
Important! The tailoring of Roman curtains requires a smaller cut of fabric than standard curtains, and the pattern will play in all its glory. In fact, the consumption of material - this is the width of the window plus a couple of centimeters on the allowances and seams - this will allow you to choose for your windows, even the most expensive material.
- 1 What is it?
- 2 Before sewing: measurements, mounting options
- 3 Choose a fabric
- 4 Materials for sewing
- 5 How to sew Roman blinds with your own hands: measurements, cutting, marking
- 6 How to sew Roman blinds with your own hands: step by step assembly instruction
- 7 Conclusion
What is it?
Roman is called a special curtain design, which has no draperies, but is opened by the method of folding the fabric into folds with the help of cords and rods sewn into the cloth. They are suitable for office windows and home, for modern hallway and kitchens. Will fit in any situation with the right color selection.
In its unfolded form, it has the form of a canvas that covers the whole lumen of the window. In the folded - folds are collected at the top of the window and do not interfere with enjoying daylight.
There are two types of curtains:
- simple. In the closed state, this is a straight even fabric, in open-folded uniform folds, which are superimposed one on top of the other. They have a very simple appearance, but thanks to this, they perfectly fit into any interior. Such can not be wider than 1.5 m. If the window is larger in size, then several such canvases must be made up.
- Cascading. Such do not even out even when unfolding, creating an elegant cascade.
Before sewing: measurements, mounting options
It is possible to sew the Roman curtain itself, but only if you have at least minimal skills to communicate with tissues and threads. In this seemingly simple design, it is important to withstand the symmetry and quality of finishing the parts. Only in this case it will nicely "sit" in its rightful place.
Consumption of fabric
It will depend on the location of the curtain itself. There are several options:
- AT window opening. The fabric will fill the space from the slope to the slope.
- To the wall. In this case, it occupies space along the width of the opening. Installation can be carried out on the wall and even under the ceiling.
In the first case, you need to measure the distance from the slope to the slope, in the second width of the opening + necessary allowances on the wall. In any measurement, attention should be paid to their thoroughness and accuracy - sometimes the window opening can be wider at the top than the bottom, when cutting it, you need to consider this.
Length, width and fixing
When determining this parameter, you should consider whether the canvas will fall below the window sill or not. In the case of the Roman curtain, it is still better "before". So it turns out to avoid the gaps, which will exactly arise with the length of the curtains "for" the sill.
The width of the curtain - this indicator refers to the options that are mounted on the wall, and not in the opening. It is important to prevent light from entering the lumens. To do this, it is enough to make allowances on the walls of 3 cm on each side. It is important to remember that all fabrics shrink within 5% and this should be taken into account when making measurements.
Concerning eaves for Roman curtains, then it is attached depending on which version of the curtain arrangement was chosen and whether it is in a single copy or there is still textiles on the window. If it is supplemented drapes, then it should be suspended above the opening (in the standard place for the eaves), if one, then under the ceiling.
Important! When choosing the cornice, it is worth paying attention to the "take-away", the smaller it is, the less the gaps will be in the closed position of the curtains.
When measuring, remember that we need more allowances for seams and podvoroty 1-1,5 cm, depending on the pattern and selected fabric.
Choose a fabric
Before you sew a blind with your own hands, you need to choose the right fabric and accessories. The most important criterion for tissue - it should not last. The ideal solution is a fabric with dense weaving. This is due to the peculiarities of tailoring - at the bottom there will be a weighting agent. It forms the tension in the unfolded form. If the weaving is weak, then the curtain will stretch over time.
The fabric is monophonic or multicolored, even transparent. The latter are often used as tulle Roman curtains, from above are covered with a standard dense canvas of Roman curtains.
Advice! It is necessary to buy not only the basic fabric, but also the lining (with the exception of tulle variants). With it the structure of the canvas will be denser, better shading will be provided, the fabric will not burn out from the outside, and the drapery will better lie down.
The main canvas can be decorated, here the restriction is only in your imagination. Tape with pendants, fringe, brushes, eyelets, buttons. But do not overdo it. Better one option of decor, but relevant.
How to decorate the Roman curtains with wide windows?
Sometimes the window is wider than the standard canvas size. So in the rolls of cloth with a width of 1.4 meters, which makes it impossible to make curtains for windows larger than 1.2 meters, taking into account allowances and gates. There are several solutions:
- Flip of the canvas. This is suitable if the weaving is tight and there is no pattern. But this option is suitable only for a wide window of standard height.
- Adding a cant or decor. If there is a shortage of up to 20 cm, the fabric should be calculated in the manner suggested above, the shortage will be supplemented with edges. And they can be the same color as the canvas or contrast. In the second case, it is important that the combination of colors organically fit into the finish and complement the elements of textiles.
- If the windows are very wide and tall, and there is also a door balconies, you can make a separate cloth for each leaf.
Materials for sewing
It is realistic to sew the Roman blind itself, but for this, in addition to the canvasses and linings measured according to all the rules, (if necessary) we need:
- tape "Velcro" for the width of the curtains;
- metal, wooden or plastic bars with a diameter of 4-5 mm, their length is slightly shorter than the width of the curtain;
- plastic rings with a diameter of up to 12 mm, they are needed to pass the kuliska, which will raise the curtain;
- nylon cord - 3 cut. The length of each cut canvas in double size + width of curtains;
- strap weighting. A wooden beam will do;
- wooden cross-section - 2,5х5 cm along the width of the fabric for hanging curtains;
- nails, screws, hooks on a spiral stalk.
How to sew Roman blinds with your own hands: measurements, cutting, marking
This master class proposes to sew by hand Roman blind, which will be fastened inside the window opening.
Stage preparatory: Measurements and transfer to a pattern
This stage is one of the most responsible, from the accuracy of calculations depends the appearance of the finished curtains and its fit to the window. First, you should measure the width of the window at 3-4 points. To the result, add 2.5 cm on both sides. In height to the received parameter add 12 cm. In these centimeters will enter: a double hem at the bottom edge and 2 cm along the top edge.
Attention! The number of folds and their size is selected, based on the dimensions of the window, in each case individually.
The dimensions can be transferred directly to the fabric or pre-made a pattern. The latter option is preferable, because if something is wrong in calculations, measurements, attaching a pattern to the window, you can immediately notice.
Advice! As a cloth for patterning it is more convenient to use a transparent oilcloth.
If the pattern fits well in the opening, you can transfer it to the fabric. In order to avoid inaccuracies, the material should be ironed beforehand. After redrawing the pattern on the fabric, from the underside mark the placement of the rings, the fold lines.
The distance between the folds should be from 19.5 cm to 27, this distance looks organically in the folds, and it is convenient to fold and unfold it. From the lower edge, a distance equal to half the width of the fold should be receded, following evenly along the length of the curtains.
How to sew Roman blinds with your own hands: step by step assembly instruction
After marking, the side edges are sewn. The lower part of the beam for fastening is equipped with Velcro. She just sticks to him. In the same bar, it is necessary to screw in the rings of the self-tapping screw, through which the cord will be passed.
The upper part of the curtain is hemmed in with a doorway of 2 cm, and another part of the Velcro is sewn to it. Lower the bottom and iron twice for 5 cm, in the space obtained, lay a weighting bar.
On the places marked as "fold", sew the border from the wrong side so that a pocket for the rod / rail forms. The lateral parts are not to be sewn, so that thin cushers are formed and a rod can fit into them. Now, the sidewalls can be sewn, and can be left in this form.
Advice! If you can not find the rim, you can make the pockets for the rods by another method. To do this, fold the blind in the place of folding face to face and stitch it from the wrong side, retreating from the bend of 1-1.5 cm to run the rods.
Fastening of rings to carry out in 3 places on width of a curtain, on each рейке. Also need a ring on the bar, otherwise the curtains will not go up. They need to be sewn securely. Then fasten the curtain to the bar on the Velcro. So it will be more convenient to pass the cord.
Each cord must be launched from the bottom up to the top bar, the remaining piece to pass through the rings of self-tapping screws down. So do with every "flight".
Important! All cords should go in one place, so it turns out to equip the blind with a lifting mechanism and provide opening-closing. On top of all the cords are to be fixed, tying them in a knot, so they will not slip into the ring.
In order to be able to fix the cords and the open state of the curtains, it is necessary to secure the fastener in a convenient place for your growth. It can be a conventional self-tapping screw or a double-sided hook. Cords are wound on them when the curtain rises.
After folding the curtains, you must straighten it again and smooth the wrinkles with your hands. When the curtain is straightened, measure the necessary length of the bundle of cords and again make a knot, cut off excess. To make them look aesthetically pleasing, you can attach a brush or other decorative element to the edge.
A detailed step-by-step instruction can be viewed in a thematic video:
Roman blind is an original and modern solution in window decor. Long, bulky and heavy curtains are a thing of the past. In the technique of Roman curtains you can make light tulle curtains, they also look more attractive than standard curtains.