VINTAGE EMBROIDERED CURTAIN
Gather together favourite pieces of material to create your own unique window treatment
Make a paper template to the measurements you’d like your curtain to be. Ensure the fabrics you are using are clean and pressed flat. Place the pieces onto the template, deciding which look best where and cutting to fit. Allow a 1cm overlap on each raw edge. Use the ready-hemmed sides of cloth to make the edges. Fill in any gaps with smaller pieces of cloth. Secure the fabrics together by pinning horizontally the overlapped edges to make flat seams. Pin this way so you can stitch over the hem. Working from the right side and using a sewing machine, attach all the pieces together using a small zigzag stitch or hand sew using an appropriate stitch. Press the pieces of material flat and, using a pair of embroidery scissors, trim the fabric edges close to the zigzag stitch. Hang in place using pincer clips to attach to a wire or across a window frame. Visit beggarsvelvet.london; @beggarsvelvetlondon (Instagram)*.