How to Make Regular Curtains Blackout

Do you find yourself being woken up in the middle of the night by light from your neighbor’s house? It can be frustrating, but fortunately, there is a simple solution. Blackout curtains are an inexpensive way to make sure that unwanted light never enters your bedroom again. Here we will discuss how to make regular curtains blackout.

 

Do you find yourself being woken up in the middle of the night by light from your neighbor's house? It can be frustrating, but fortunately, there is a simple solution. Blackout curtains are an inexpensive way to make sure that unwanted light never enters your bedroom again. Here we will discuss how to make regular curtains blackout.

Steps on Making Regular Curtains Blackout

Step #1. Measure the width and height of your window.
Measure how wide you need your sheer to be, as well as how long it needs to be for each panel (you will likely need two or three). Make sure that they are just slightly longer than what is needed so that they can hang nicely over the sides.

Determine how long you need your blackout panels to be. Calculate how much fabric is needed for each panel and buy accordingly.

Step #2. Cut the fabric to size. Use good quality, sharp scissors and measure accurately for each panel. Remember that they will need to be just slightly longer than what is needed so that they can hang nicely over the sides of your window.

Step #3. Once cut, make sure all panels are large enough by comparing them with your measurements from step one.
Iron the panels to remove any wrinkles. If you are making curtains with a lining, turn your panel inside out so that it is on the outside of the lining fabric and sew all along the perimeter.

For extra reinforcement, use heavy-duty thread or upholstery thread and backstitch at each end for durability.

Step #4. If you are not lining your curtains, make sure the top and bottom of each panel are hemmed to prevent fraying. When hanging panels in pairs for a wide window/door, attach them with safety pins or heavy-duty sewing thread (backstitch at both ends). To hang one end over the curtain

 

What are blackout curtains?

Blackout curtains block out all light from your window or door. They can be used for bedrooms, nurseries, and other areas where you want to sleep in the dark or have a relaxing environment. The best type of curtain for blocking out light is lined with a thick coating on the outside fabric that prevents any natural light from coming through.

 

What are the best blackout curtains?

The best blackout curtains are lined with a thick coating on the outside fabric that prevents any natural light from coming through. It is important to note, though, that this type of curtain will not block out all external sounds and noise so it may be better for use in bedrooms or other areas of the house where you want to sleep in the dark.

 

What are blackout curtains used for?

Blackout curtains block out all light from your window or door. They can be used for bedrooms, nurseries, and other areas where you want to sleep in the dark or have a relaxing environment. The best type of curtain for this is lined with a thick coating on the outside fabric that prevents any natural light from coming through.

 

What are the benefits of blackout curtains?

Blackout curtains block out all light and create a dark environment for sleep, relaxation, or other activities in your home. The best type of curtain for this is lined with a thick coating on the outside fabric to prevent any natural light from coming in.

 

How should I wash blackout curtains?

Most fabrics that are used for making these curtains recommend washing them at a low temperature and on the delicate cycle, with cold water or by hand-washing only.

Do not use bleach when cleaning your curtain, but if there is some dried-on food or drink that you cannot get off with soap and water, use a sponge dipped in vinegar to gently wipe the area without soaking your curtain.

 

How do I hang blackout curtains?

The easiest way to hang these types of curtains is by using non-metal hooks on the wall as close as possible to the ceiling so they will block as much of the light from coming in as possible.

 

What about a dust ruffle?

Dust ruffles can be used to cover up your curtain rod and any other hardware that might show on the outside of your window frame. They are typically made with either lace or cotton fabric, although some people use them in their kitchen for extra counter space.

 

What are the pros of blackout curtains?

Blocking out the light from coming in through your windows is one of the main benefits associated with using these types of curtains. You can also use them to provide a sense of privacy or reduce noise pollution, depending on what you need more than anything else. Additionally, they’re typically much more durable than regular curtains.

 

What are the cons of blackout curtains?

One major drawback associated with these types of curtains is that they tend to be heavier and more expensive than other fabrics, which may impact how often you can change them out every year. There’s also no guarantee that at least some light won’t get through, which may be a problem for some people.

 

What are the best blackout curtains to buy?

Blackout curtains can range in price from anywhere between $20 and upwards of $150 depending on how much you’re willing to spend on them. For most homeowners, prices fall somewhere around the $50-$100 mark, both it’s best to check the reviews and find out what other people have said about their experience with that particular type.

how to make your own without sewing

Easy Window Curtains: How to Make Your Own Without Sewing

Window treatments can be expensive, but luckily there are many ways to save money on your window curtains. This article will show you how to make your own without sewing!

 

Steps on Make Curtains Without Sewing

Step 1. Buy fabric and a rod that matches the size of your window. You will also need to buy some pins, an ironing board, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, and something to make a hem (such as thread).

Step 2. Measure how wide your curtains should be by adding two inches on either side for hems. The height should be the length of your window.

Step 3. Buy one yard of fabric for every panel that you want to make (e.g., if you are making three panels, buy three yards). Also, measure how wide and long your curtains should be by adding two inches on either side to account for hems. The height will depend on how many windows and how long your panels are.

Step 4. Cut the fabric to size for each panel of curtains and hem any edges that need it by folding over once, ironing flat, then pressing with a hot iron. You can leave them raw if you want an unfinished look which is what I did here.

Step 5. Take one piece at a time and pin it to the top of your window, leaving room on either side for how wide you want it and hemming.

Step 6. Begin sewing around the perimeter with a straight stitch, moving from left to right or right to left. You can use an overcast stitch if you have thicker fabric that needs more support. Be sure not to sew past where your panel ends.

Step 7. Repeat with the remaining panels and leave your curtains open until it’s time to hang them up!

 

How to Wash Curtains

  • Wash in cold water on the delicate cycle and dry flat. You can also take care of light stains by spritzing with a stain remover or vinegar before washing.
  • For more stubborn stains, soak the curtains in water mixed with a little detergent and stain remover for 30 minutes before washing.
  • To remove dust, vacuum the curtains or shake outside.
  • Avoid washing your curtain with a load of towels as it could fray or cause shrinkage in some fabrics.

 

How to Hang Curtains

Hanging your curtains can be as simple or elegant as you want them to be.

Hangers: You can use a variety of hangers for different looks, including plastic sticks in shower clips, clear clothespins, and fabric loops.

Rods: Basic curtain rods are perfect with most fabrics but if you have heavier fabrics, use a metal rod.

Hooks: Hang hooks at the top of your window frame, then simply hang your curtains over them.

Rod Pocket Cords: You can use these to hang your curtains without sewing. They provide a cleaner, more finished look and they’re good for heavier fabrics that won’t stay on regular hooks.

Tiebacks/Cord Loops: These are great for short windows with no rods or if you don’t want the hassle of installing anything else. Just tie them to the top corners of the panel.

Ropes: Use these if you’re looking for a more natural look and feel. You can attach them to your window frame with eye hooks, then hang your panels over them in any way that works best for you (hanging one on each side or hanging both from one side).

Tension Rods: These are best for short windows. Just place the rods on any side of your window, then hang one curtain over them and use a tension rod to keep it in place (you’ll need two).

 

How to Preserve Curtains to last long

Hang your curtains in a way that they won’t touch the floor or ground. This will ensure you don’t have to replace them because of mold growth.

Wash your curtain at least once every three months with water and detergent, then hang it outside for some fresh air before storing it away again (you can also use a dryer sheet).

Store your curtains at room temperature in an area with good air circulation.

If you’re storing it away for the wintertime, make sure to put them in a sealed plastic bag or container that will keep bugs out. Make sure to give them time before using them again by airing them out outdoors.

 

The Benefits of Window Curtains

  1. They’re a great way to get privacy in your home without taking down the curtains. Privacy helps keep both sunlight and light from outside sources out, which can help you sleep better at night by reducing how much artificial light is spilling into your bedroom.
  2. Window treatments add an elegant touch to your home. Curtains are a great way to liven up any room in the house or can be chosen for how they coordinate with the colors of your furniture and other decor pieces that you have.
  3. They’re also an easy way to change the feel of your windows without having to spend too much money! Window treatments can be swapped out with the seasons, to add a festive feel during the holiday season.
  4. Curtains are also an easy way to make any room in your home more inviting and welcoming!

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