Making curtains for a doll’s house is an easy project that can be done with minimal sewing skills. This article will show you how to make some beautiful curtains for your doll’s house, as well as provide you with a list of other materials and items that may help you complete this project quickly and easily.
- Tape measure
- Pencil/pencil sharpener
- Pins for fabric (optional)
- Sewing machine and thread if you feel confident enough to sew by hand.
- The fabric of your choice in the width that best suits your needs
Tools: scissors – usually a border will be sewn around the entire edge of the curtain and these scissors are great for cutting out that border, a ruler or tape measure to help you cut straight lines
Steps on Making Curtains for a Doll’s House
Step #1. Measure the length (height) of your curtains. Measure this from top to bottom as well as how far down you want it hung – mark those points with pins if you want.
Step #2. Measure the width of your curtains, this can be all the same or staggered if you prefer. Once measured, it’s time to cut out your fabric using those measurements – don’t forget to measure for a border when cutting! (optional)
Step #3. Overlap two pieces of fabric so that they are facing in opposite directions. Put your pins in between the two pieces of fabric and sew them together with a sewing machine or by hand – if you are using all one piece, then skip to step four.
Step #4. Sew on any border that has been cut out (optional)
Step #5. Hang curtains up from top measurement point to bottom measurement point either inside or outside of the window.
What is Doll’s House?
Some people call them ‘room boxes’ or simply dollhouses, but the term we will be using to describe these miniature homes is “doll’s house”. Dollhouses are usually scaled-down versions of a person’s own house and may include furniture inside. Historic dollhouses often had movable parts such as staircases and lifts.
Doll’s houses have been popular for centuries, with some of the earliest examples being from ancient Greek society. In medieval Europe, they were often made from wood but later became more elaborate as materials changed
The popularity of dollhouses in Western countries has fluctuated over time – today many people may remember playing with a doll’s house as children, but few people know how to make them.
Children enjoy the experience of building their own and then decorating it themselves. This can be done using simple tools such as glue, scissors, and paint
Doll’s houses are a great way for children to learn how their families live and what life is like outside of the home.
The doll’s house can also be used as a pretend place where adults may give a child an opportunity to practice, in safety, actions that might otherwise worry them such as managing money or doing the washing.
Benefits of Doll’s House curtains
- Creates a sense of privacy and security for the dolls
- Adds to the homey feeling in the doll’s room
- Introduces children to how curtains are hung from hooks or poles
- Gives them an idea of how window treatments work – such as lining up the curtain rod at one end, turning it around, and hooking it on the other end
- Can be a way to introduce children to their bedroom window treatments
- Creates opportunity for make-believe with dolls taking care of chores, such as putting away toys or washing dishes.
- The most important part is just having fun! Curtains can also be made using old clothing, curtains, and sheets.
How to care for Doll’s House Curtains
Tip #1. Curtains can be laundered in the same way as clothing
Tip #2. Tiny holes or tears will need to be patched with a few stitches
Tip #3. A good rule of thumb is that if it doesn’t have “repair” on the tag, then you should avoid washing it and just spot clean.
Tip #4. Spray the surface of your doll’s curtains with a fabric protector. This will help keep them from fading due to sunlight and dust particles in the air. You can also use a tablecloth, bedspread, or throw to help cover your doll’s curtains.
Can I Iron my Doll’s Curtains?
- You can iron your doll’s curtains to get rid of wrinkles or creases. Be sure to keep the heat setting at medium and test first with a small, hidden area
- Use an old dish towel for protection and place it on top of the fabric while you’re ironing
- Never leave a child unattended near an iron
- Never iron clothing that isn’t labeled “dry clean only” or just avoid it altogether
- Don’t forget to turn off your hot plate when you’re finished!
Where to buy Doll’s House Curtain Fabric?
There are many places that you can purchase fabric for your doll’s house curtains. You could make a trip to the nearest craft store and pick out some drapery-weight cotton or linen in any color of your choice, but there are also online companies like Spoonflower who work with designers from around the world to produce custom made fabrics.
This post has shown you how to make curtains for a doll’s house. With some simple sewing skills and material, anyone can create these little details that will help transform your dollhouse into something spectacular!