These curtains were the first ones I made after finishing the sewing course, and were for my best friend Tina.
They were hand made and they took me a whole week to make. As a beginner they definitely took me longer than it should’ve! 😉 Hand sewn curtains always takes longer, with hand made curtains only the header tape that’s added at the end is done on a machine. The stitches are very specific for each different part of the curtain.
The main front fabric needs to be attached to the back living fabric, and all the seams and folds and hidden parts need to be sewn in such a way that you cannot see the stitching.
You get a much more professional look and feel, and a much better quality curtain. Tina says that my work is very neat and she loves them. I finished them on Christmas day at her house and hung them for her just before I left after Boxing Day. It was a pleasure to make them and was the prefect way to hone in on my newly learned skills.
Tina supplied the main fabric which was what she used to use on her stall at markets, and I used an old duvet cover for the lining.