Curtains are an excellent way to bring color and privacy to a room at the same time. If you don’t have a lot of money or time, you may choose to buy them online. A simple do-it-yourself solution is at hand! In less than ten minutes, you can learn how to make color-block curtains.
Steps on Making Color Block Curtain
Preparation is key. An 80/20 blend of thread, scissors, a ruler, and a pencil for marking measurements and drawing lines on the fabric are all you’ll need to make your curtains. Check to see if you have enough fabric to complete your project.
Determine the length of your curtains. To get the desired width, you’ll need to multiply the desired length by two. Your curtain lengths should be at least 80′′ if you want a 40′′ width.
In order to create color blocks, draw lines on the fabric with a complementing colored pencil. Using a ruler and a piece of cloth with seams on both the top and bottom, measure the area to be altered, and then cut along the marked lines. For each color block, you’ll now have two pieces of fabric with seams at the top and bottom.
The right sides of the lengths are facing each other when they are sewn together longitudinally from one end to the other.
Assemble the two parts and stitch them together from top to bottom in one final seam. Once again, make sure the right sides are facing each other so that the seams don’t get messed up.
Hem the cloth by folding it in half and ironing it flat on all four edges. You can either stitch or serge your hemline to achieve this look and feel..
Once you’ve sewn, trim the hem to the desired height. Use two overhand knots, one on top of the other, about an inch apart, for extra security against unraveling or coming undone.
Top and bottom are sewn together: Determine the location of your curtain rod. In order to keep your hems from unzipping or coming undone if they’re worn too hard, sew one seam from one end of the fabric to the other.
Install a color block curtain rod, then place the cloth on top of it and pull down to check for any creases.
What are Color Block Curtains?
Window treatments that use multiple colors in their design are known as color block curtains. Different materials, like as cotton or silk, can be used to make them. Typically, each panel has a single color and blocks cut at varied heights to provide an intriguing pattern.
In order to provide visual interest, color block curtains can be draped vertically as well as horizontally.
Types of color block curtains
Color block curtains come in a wide variety of styles. Although some patterns employ more than two colors for a unique effect, they may be constructed with a variety of fabrics and always contain at least two colors in the design.
Punk: This design style is for individuals who wish to give their home a punk rock feel. For those who are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, the curtains can be made from a variety of materials, such as lace and mesh, to create a truly distinctive design.
It’s common for these curtains to be composed of two different shades of the same hue in order to produce an eye-catching pattern.
Those who wish to incorporate a specific hue in their design but don’t want it to be overpowering can employ the geometric approach. Create an interesting pattern without being extremely loud and overbearing by using geometric forms, such as triangles or squares.
Floral curtains are ideal for people who desire a more welcome atmosphere to their windows, and are often feminine in design.
If you’re seeking to create a statement with neutral color palettes, silk curtains are a great choice for formal setups.
If you want to feel like you’re in a fairy tale, these curtains are the perfect choice.
Since their introduction by Paul Poiret more than a century ago, chevrons have remained a fashion staple, thanks to their timeless stripes.
For individuals who seek a bohemian vibe in their home, boho patterns can help.
It’s a great way to bring some seasonal cheer into your home decor, whether it’s around the holidays or all year round if you are a fan.
How to care for block curtains
- When not in use, curtains should be stored in a secure location out of reach of children and pets.
- Using a sturdy fabric bag with an internal zipper, fold up the panels carefully to avoid creases or wrinkling before placing them in storage.
- When storing them, keep them flat on a large surface so that they don’t get squeezed or bent.
- The fabric can be kept erect and wrinkle-free when not being used by hanging drapes over a rod in your wardrobe for temporary storage.
Lesson 18 | Curtain Sewing Techniques – Sewing Striped Curtains
Learn how to decorate your home-made curtains in part two of our three-part series on the subject. This guide will show you how to create striped curtains and color-blocked curtain panels by combining different materials. Stripes or color blocking on your curtains is a fun way to add visual interest to a room. Take your time and think beyond the box; use it to add color, move the eye up or down, or repurpose your fabric leftovers. Here’s how to do it.
Custom colored curtains can also be achieved by adding stripes or color-blocking, since you may not be able to purchase one strip of fabric in the precise color pattern that you had in mind.
This is the second of three lessons on curtain stitching. For #3, click next (below). Click next or the links below to return to the Table of Contents and see what we have left in our How to Make Curtains and Pillows Series!
In this lesson, we’ll learn how to sew color block curtain panels. It’s part of our free How to Make Curtains & Pillows for a Total Home Makeover bundle! We want you to be able to make wonderful, one-of-a-kind DIY projects that you can sew yourself! We hope that these sewing designs and ideas will inspire you to renovate your living area and ultimately construct the home of your dreams. Imagine living in a fashionable, personalized home that is completely tailored to your tastes. Enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes with the realization that “I made this.” At DIY Projects, we’re all about fostering a passion of creativity in all aspects of our lives. You may remain up to date on all things handcrafted by subscribing to our social media accounts. Connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.