When doing a return to the wall do the curtains naturally turn back or do you attach a fixing to the wall and add some velcro to the curtain to hold it in place?
We tend to add a block of wood covered in lining with hook velcro on the outside edge to the wall towards the top of the curtain. Then sew loop velcro on the inside of the curtain to attach the return to the wall.
Another method is to use a screw eye or vine eye into the wall or a wooden pole and hook into place.
I am making a interlined and lined curtain using plain linen fabric.
Unfortunately it will go on a track and I was thinking of using buckram and do a double pleat.
Someone said to me that if I use a 2.2 fullness ratio my spaces will look bigger once the curtain is stacked back because it’s a track.
What would you advise?
The width is 362 and the drop is 135.5 to the window sill and it’s a recessed window.
I have purchased a few of your videos before and really enjoyed them.
We cover this in the first step measuring the window (there is a video
to watch). If you want the track covered when you close the curtains,
the spaces will push forward when the curtains are open and stacked
back. If the spaces are too large they will stick forward too much.
We tend to hang our curtains under poles and tracks for this reason. If you decide to reduce the spaces between the pleats you will need more pleats. This means smaller pleats for a given fullness ratio, or you will need extra fabric (increased fullness ratio) for the extra pleats needed to reduce the space sizes.
Im afraid we dont make calculations for people. If you make up a mock header you can vary the pleat and space sizes to see what will look best and work backwards from that.
So if my actual pole is a total of 260cm. Do I then halve it, to 130, and use your guide per curtain i.e approx 7.5 per curtain for ease and overlap.
No, if you look at the example calculation. The figure given is the ease and overlap per curtain for a pole length.
So each curtain would be 130cm + 10.5cm
Don't worry if you have done it the other way it will still work it is just a guide.
I am making a small floor length pair of velvet, blackout, double pinch pleat curtains. Is 2:03 fullness ratio enough for a nice pleat depth? This saves me going into an extra width but worried it might not look full enough?
We would make them fuller and go into the next width, they would come up
too skimpy for us and velvet being thick is difficult to make small