Creating Beautiful Accessories for Your Home
Sewing your own curtains means that you can create something that is truly unique and save money.
A change of accessories is the quickest and often cheapest way of updating a room. Homeware stores are full of things like cushions, throws and of course, curtains. Often though, these can be overpriced. On top of that, you may not be able to find something for your room that really has the wow factor. So why settle for less and pay over the odds? By learning to sew, you can create beautiful accessories for your home that look amazing and cost a fraction of what you’d pay in a shop. To help you get started, here’s everything you need to know about sewing your own curtains.
Learning to sew
Getting started with sewing doesn’t need to be difficult. There are so many resources out there to help you learn. YouTube videos, sewing magazines, books, websites – the list goes on and on. So pick one that suits you and get practising. There’s no substitute for practical experience, so don’t be afraid to make a few mistakes. After all, they’ll help you to improve. Once you’ve mastered a few smaller projects and have a bit more confidence, it’s time to start thinking curtains!
The personal touch
Making your own curtains means that you can create something that’s truly unique. How often have you pictured something in your mind and then been unable to find anything that lives up to that in the shops? Well, when you’re sewing your own curtains the only limit is your own imagination. You can pick everything from the colour of the fabric to the style of curtain, and create something that really fits in with your own design scheme. No home is the same, and it makes sense to sew something that’s really ‘you’.
Keeping on top of the latest trends
If you’re always updating your décor, sewing will allow you to keep up to date with the latest interior design trends. If you see some fabric that’s really cool and would breathe new life into your room, then all you have to do is order some and switch on your sewing machine! If you have some leftover fabric when you’re done, why not make some cushions to match? For those who just can’t resist unleashing their inner interior designer at every available opportunity, sewing is a great, cost-effective, rewarding way to revamp a room.
Sourcing your fabric
So where can you buy your curtain fabric? Well, you’ll find some real bargains online. A good fabric shop will stock everything you need to make your curtains, from the linings to the main fabric. With so many colours, patterns and textures available, shopping for your fabric online offers you plenty of choice. The hardest part will be narrowing those choices down and making a final decision!
Go on, give it a go!
Now you know how easy it is to make your own curtains, there’s really no stopping you. If you’re a little nervous, start off with a simple curtain project to equip you with the skills you need going forward. Once you’ve mastered the art of curtain making, you’ll be making some for every room in your home! So get that sewing machine up and running and give it a go. You’ll be surprised at just how fun and easy it is.