During this blog, I will demonstrate how to make a sheer curtain panel.
I used approximately three yards of 118″ Sheer Voile fabric.
I decided I wanted to layer draperies in my bedroom so I started with this sheer voile which actually added a light airy feel.
First I took the measurement from the rod to the floor. The measurement ended up at 90″ in length which to this I added the fabric for the header and hem.
I have found the best way to cut sheer fabric is to first of all get a straight line. Start by cutting the selvage as in the photo and locate a thread.
Start pulling the thread as shown in the photo. Continue to work across the width of the fabric pulling the thread.
When you have went across the width of the fabric pulling that thread, you have made a cut line. Cut the width of the fabric by following your cut line.
Next measure the length of fabric you need and repeat the steps above.
Now it is time to hem the sides of your panel. Measure two inches.
Next fold the two inches in half and create a one inch side seam.
Press the fold.
Then sew the seam down. Do this on both sides.
Now let’s create the hem of the sheer panel. Start by measuring six inches, pin, and press.
Take the six inch hem fold in half placing the raw edge inside the fold and pin in place.
Take it to the sewing machine and stitch down.
Now to start the final part of the sheer drapery, begin by measuring one inch. Pin in place as shown in the photo.
Press down the edge.
Fold the one inch seam in half, raw edge in fold, and stitch.
Since I do not want my header to stick up higher than my rod, I measured four inches, pinned in place, then pressed.
The final step is to sew along the edge.
Now you know how to create this sheer voile drapery panel!
Keep in mind this is only one panel width but the window will get another width before it is complete.
Next week we will be making the drapery to go with these sheer panels!
Happy sewing until next time!!