Can you sew voile?
Because voile doesn’t stretch, it’s great for beginner sewists. And because the fabric is fairly stable, creases iron out well with a steam iron. Though not as slippery as silk, voile does tend to be a bit more slippery than quilting cottons. We recommend pinning often when sewing with voile.
Is it hard to sew sheer curtains?
Sheer fabrics present a unique problem with respect to machine sewing. You can certainly sew them by hand, but switching to a “fine” needle (I use a size 12), and fiddling with the machine’s tension will permit you to sew them on your machine without much difficulty.
How much does it cost to hem sheer curtains?
Trim the sheer to about ½ inch longer than your desired finished length. Attach the hem tape to the front of the sheer and turn it to the back, creating a neat hem on the front of the sheer. The hem tape works well on sheer fabric that is slippery or is difficult to work with.
Can I sew two pairs of curtains together?
You can sew two pairs of equal-length curtains together to make one pair. The curtain hems will line up after you align the casings if the curtains are the same length.
What tension should I use for thin fabric?
Use size 70/10 for really thin cotton like voile, size 80/12 for light to medium weight cotton, and 90/14 for thick cotton like denim.
Is Georgette difficult to sew?
A few sewing tips can make georgette more manageable. Georgette fabric has fluid qualities that make it attractive to designers and garment sewers who like to drape, layer and experiment with techniques and patterns. Georgette poses special challenges because it slides around when you work with it, and it frays easily.
How full are sheer curtains?
Width: Multiply the measurement across one window by 1 ½ (or 2 for fuller curtains). This will give you the width with gathers and add an additional 2 ½ inches to for hemming. If your fabric is fraying, use Fray Check along the edges to keep it from fraying further. Let the Fray Check dry before sewing your fabric.