VIN­TAGE EM­BROI­DERED CUR­TAIN

Gather to­gether favourite pieces of ma­te­rial to create your own unique win­dow treat­ment

Country Living (UK) - - Emporium - project and styling by ros bad­ger pho­to­graph by rachel whit­ing

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)*.

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