How to sew Austrian curtains with their own hands: a master class

How to sew Austrian curtains with their own hands: a master class

How to sew Austrian curtains with their own hands: a master class

Austrian curtains visually remind French a little, because they also have festons, the lower part of which is gathered in folds, and if such a curtain is raised, folds are visible throughout its extent. However, this type of curtain can be lowered or raised with the help of cords and folds, in fact, its functional part, and not only aesthetic.


Folds on festoons look less formed than French curtains; they are soft waves. Also the bottom of the Austrian curtains are usually decorated with frills, lace, ruffles or tassels. If such a curtain hangs from the outside, the side edges may be trimmed (this type of decoration is not used very often inside the premises, but this is not prohibited). And, unlike the Romanesque curtains, they are not going to the top.


For Austrian curtains use light, most often monophonic fabrics. This compensates for the visual severity of the folds at the bottom of the scallops.Yes, and the purely physical weight of the fabric, which will take up the cords (because the curtain can go up and down), should not be very large.


Sometimes these curtains are made on the lining. Usually it is chosen a lighter shade than the overall tone. The classic colors for Austrian curtains are pastel.


How to sew Austrian curtains: photo


1. Measure the window. The length of the unfolded curtain must be the height of the window (from the eaves to the bottom) + 50 cm. (In the deployed state, the Austrian curtain must still have folds at the bottom of the festons). Add the allowances to the seams.
2. Prepare the material by which you will trim the bottom and / or side edges of the curtain (if you choose to decorate it somehow, for example, frills). If you want to make ruffles from the curtain itself, add the fabric on them to the length and width of the usual size.
3. Sew a lining and decorative elements to the inside.
4. Cut the drape tape (with the cords for the cords) and sew to the places where there should be lines separating the festons (the number of festons is calculated in the same way as for French curtains - each of them should be a width of 30 to 50 cm. , depending on the total width of the curtains).On the side edges of the tape should be sewn close to the very edge.
5. Do not forget to bend the bottom of the curtains and the bottom of the tapes. Make sure that the rings on the ribbons are at equal distance from each other, neither higher nor lower.
6. Thread the cords - from the bottom ring to the top in each tape. The cords are best taken from a nylon material, the color of the curtains.
7. Stretch them, raising the bottom of the curtains to the desired height at the moment, and fix.
8. Now you will regulate the lifting mechanism; for this, the curtain is better to hang on the eaves. Pull the upper part of the cords along the top of the curtains in one direction - through the holders of the cornice or a wooden part of the structure that secures the curtains to the ledge on the velcro. In the latter case, it is better to use a wooden plank through which the cords will be stretched.
Cords need to pull to the left or right, depending on which side you want to make the regulator of the lifting mechanism.
9. Check how the mechanism works.
10. Raise the blind so that it completely closes the window. You should still have folds along the bottom edge of the scallops - as it should be.
11. Cut the excess cords and connect their ends with a knot, brush or cap.


Cords will hang next to the curtain.

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