How to make a door curtain

Sew your own decorative door curtain following Country Homes and Interiors' simple steps

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Cosy up a doorway with a pretty patterned door curtain following Country Homes & Interiors' easy instructions.

You will need

Step 1) Fix the curtain pole on the brackets at your preferred height above your door. Measure the width of your door and the drop from the top of the curtain pole to the floor.

Step 2) Cut the curtain from the main fabric to these measurements, adding to the drop the measurement of the pole circumference plus 6cm for the top of the curtain and 7cm for the bottom hem; and a total of 14cm to the width for side hems.

Step 3) To hem the side edges, press under 7cm along each side edge then turn under the raw edge by 2cm. Pin then machine stitch in place, removing the pins as you go.

Step 4) To make the channel for the curtain pole, press under the measurement of the pole circumference plus 6cm along the top of each curtain then turn under the raw edge by 2cm. Pin then machine stitch in place 1mm from the folded-under edge, removing the pins as you go.

Step 5) Lift the pole off the brackets and thread the pole through the channel at the top of the curtain. Reposition the pole above the door.

Step 6) Remove the curtain from the pole. Pin the bottom hem by turning under 2cm. Check that the hem looks straight then machine stitch in place, removing the pins as you go.

Step 7) Thread the finished curtain back on to the pole. Turn up and pin the bottom hem to sit on the floor, mitring the corners of the fabric for neatness. Either hem by hand or using a machine, blind stitch this to secure, removing the pins as you go. Finally remove the curtain once more, press, then re hang, fixing the pole back on the brackets.

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