How to sew curtains - blackout do it yourself
Blackout is the name of the fabric with special weaving. Curtains and curtains from it do not let in light. They protect against bright sunlight during the day, while maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. At night, the light of the lanterns does not enter the room, and the interior lighting is not visible on the street. It is believed that the birthplace of these curtains is Finland - a country of white nights.
Features blackout fabric
In the manufacture of fabric using three knitted bases, acrylic foam and special impregnation, which protects the fabric from exposure to fire. A very thin white cloth is glued to the main fabric, which does not transmit light. On the other hand, the base is connected to a decorative fabric. This is a technology for spraying fabrics. In another case, weaving three threads is used. One of the threads is black.
Coloring can be very different. Light tightness reaches 90 - 100%, sound insulation - 30 - 40%. The production is carried out by knitwear factories in Finland, Holland and Germany.
Varieties of curtains
Blackout fabric can be used to sew curtains of various styles. It all depends on the interior of the room, the size of the windows and the desire of the hostess to drape them in their own way. First, the texture of the fabric is selected. It can be different, such as:
When choosing a texture, it is important to determine in which style to sew the curtains - classical or Roman. Classic curtains are sewn just like ordinary ones.
Roman Roller Blinds - DIY Blackout
The following materials are necessary for the manufacture of roller blinds with your own hands:
- Centimeter or tape measure;
- The cloth;
- Glue for fabric;
- Wooden block or metal pipe for the bar;
- Cords for decoration;
- Sewing supplies;
- Stapler, screws and screwdriver.
First, window spans are measured. Then, making an allowance for seams 5-7 cm, two canvases of fabric of the same size are cut. Then they are sewn on three sides, turned out and gently ironed. The weighting agent can immediately be sewn down or make a special pocket for it. Next, a wooden block is strengthened with a stapler or a metal rod is inserted. Screws fasten the fasteners above the window or on the frame, a rod with a curtain is inserted, decorative cords are threaded. Above the opening, you can make a small lambricene from the same fabric.
Blackout curtains do not fade in the sun. They will serve the owners of the house for a long time, reliably protecting from light, creating comfort and coziness.