Easy ways to make blackout curtains faster
If you want to make the blackout curtain faster, there are some easy ways to do it. First of all, let’s talk about the materials you need.
You will need:
A piece of fabric (the more the better)
Tape — I used black masking tape but any kind of tape will do
You can make the blackout curtain faster by using a sewing machine. Sewing curtains is a very simple process, so you don’t have to worry about being overwhelmed by the instructions. You can find basic instructions on the Internet.
Here are some ways to make blackout curtain faster:
Wash and dry your curtains before you begin. This will help keep them from getting tangled up in the sewing machine while they are being sewn.
Cut your curtains into pieces that are the same length as your window opening. For example, if you want to make a 30 inch by 60 inch curtain, cut it into four pieces that are 30 inches long each.
If you don’t have an exact measurement for your window, measure it yourself using a ruler and protractor or with tape measurer which is easier than using string or chalk.
Here are some simple tips to make your blackout curtains faster.
- If you have a double curtain rod, use a drapery cord instead of string. It is color coded and comes in several widths and lengths. You can also buy it at a fabric store or online.
- If you don’t want a curtain rod, then use two curtain rods with brackets attached to each side of the window frame and hang the drapery from that.
- Unroll your drapery fabric on the floor and mark it with pencil where you want the pleats along the top of each panel (you’ll need three panels for a full length window). Then cut along these lines with scissors or rotary cutter and sew along all creases with a 1/4″ seam allowance (this means 1/4″ between each stitch). When you’re finished sewing, turn your fabric right side out, iron it flat and trim off any excess fabric around all edges; this will give your panels a nice finished look
Make your own blackout curtain with this simple tutorial.
- Cut out the pattern paper to fit the window frame and tape it to the frame.
- Fold each side of the curtain fabric in half and pin it down to the pattern paper along one rail of the curtain rod, then fold over and pin down the other rail of the rod so that you have two layers of fabric on top of each other.
- Once you have pinned down all four sides, cut out large circles from your curtain fabric using an exacto knife or scissors (cut carefully around curves).
- Now you’re ready to sew! Begin at one corner, sew across all four sides, then turn right-side out through both openings (if you’re using a patterned fabric like burlap), or fold back the top layer and stitch around the edge using an invisible thread if using plain white cotton fabric (this will make a decorative edge).
Blackout curtains are perfect for bedrooms, living rooms and home offices. They can dramatically reduce light from entering your space and make it feel more private. You can also use blackout curtains to create a more relaxing atmosphere in your home by blocking out any noise that might be distracting you from sleeping.
Blackout curtains are made from durable materials such as vinyl or fabric that block out all light from entering or leaving your room. These curtains come in various styles and materials, including sheer and opaque fabrics, so you can find one that works best for your needs.
You may choose to paint your blackout curtain an accent color or pattern, so that it blends with other decor items in the room. It’s also an easy way to add style without taking up too much space in your window frame or doorframe.