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How to Convert Regular Curtains to French Door Curtains
by Igal in Home & Garden
If you are too busy to sew curtains from scratch, you may like the option of using ready-made curtains to keep your home looking up-to-date and fresh. Unfortunately, curtains from the store are available only in a few sizes, and you may not find any curtains that come in both window and French door styles. However, with only minor modifications you can adapt a window curtain for a French door, and

How to Make Stunning Curtains Out of Fabric Shower Curtains
by Lathentar in Home & Garden
Many fabric shower curtains are beautiful. They are so beautiful that you can use them in any room of your home if they are slightly altered into curtains. With just a few cuts and a few stitched seams, you can create window curtains from any fabric or lace shower curtain. This is a creative way to recycle a fabric shower curtain that no longer fits into your bathroom decor or one that caught your

How to Install Sheer Curtains With Regular Curtains
by Dan Lowe in Home & Garden
Both sheers and regular curtains have their uses as window treatments. Sheers soften and break up the light but only provide a small amount of privacy. Curtains stop prying eyes as well as light and they provide some insulation. It is often necessary to have both types of curtains on a window so you can use the right curtain when needed. Hang these curtains on the same double rod so you have easy

Differences Between Blackout Curtains & Thermal Curtains
by Martin Dobrev in Home & Garden
Thermal and blackout curtains both block either light or air from passing through your windows and into your living space. They are heavyweight, often insulated curtains, and, because of this, both types of curtains can be somewhat effective at blocking both heat loss and light, but thermal curtains work best at preventing heat loss, while blackout curtains are designed to block light. Thermal

Difference Between Lined Curtains and Thermal Curtains
by matt.s in Home & Garden
Lined curtains are made with both decorative fabric that faces inward to be admired from inside a room, and a lining that faces the window glass. The decorative fabric is also known as the face fabric. Thermal curtains have a face fabric and a thermal lining -- so, a thermal curtain is a type of lined curtain. Lining TypesLined curtains may contain standard, blackout or thermal linings. While s

How to Turn Pocket Curtains Into Pleated Curtains
by Niels Kloster in Home & Garden
Pocket curtains are simple curtain panels that are sold in many retail stores. The top of the curtain has a pocket that is designed for a plain curtain rod. You can convert this type of simple curtain panel into several different kinds of curtains by selecting the header tape or buckram for the pleating style you want. Buckram is sold in most fabric stores by the yard, and sewing the buckram to th

How to Change Rod Curtains to Pinch Pleated Curtains
by mikko in Home & Garden
Pinch pleats, also known as French pleats, are an attractive curtain heading where the fabric is pinched into a set of two or three pleats at intervals, then fanned out above the pleats. The bottom of the pleat is often decorated with a button or bead to hide any visible stitch marks. The resultant curtains look elegant, formal and luxurious. Provided your current rod curtains are of a suitable wi

Curtains or No Curtains When Staging a Home?
by mvt in Home & Garden
When you put your home on the market, you want buyers looking at the house, not your decor. But in toning down your taste, should you remove your curtains? Only if you want to leave your house feeling cold and unfinished. LightHeavy curtains can block light and make a room seem smaller. But completely removing the drapes can leave a room feeling empty and cold. Opt for sheers that let in lig

How to Hem Curtains
by git in Home & Garden
Curtains are a great way to add style and warmth to any room in your house. They provide privacy, block out light and cold drafts, and can even contribute to lower utility bills. However, custom curtains are extremely expensive. A cheaper alternative to custom curtains is to hem curtains you already own or to hem ready-made curtains available at any department store. Even if you have very litt
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How to Fix Net Curtains
by IHateMyJob2004 in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Repairing net curtains seems challenging. You have to fix a hole in fabric that is almost nothing but holes. Repair net curtains by creating new "bars" on a base of organdy fabric. Use a sewing machine with a zigzag stitch, then cut away the excess fabric with small sharp scissors. Follow the pattern of the net to fix any type of net curtain.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll
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