Table of contents:
- Where to start?
- How to change the perception of the size of the kitchen?
- Choice of material for curtains and curtains
- Design Options
- Types of pelmets for the kitchen
- Pelmet size and fabric consumption
- Hard lambrequin do it yourself
- How to sew a pelmet in the kitchen?
- Pelmet with tails and pleats
- Mounting the pelmet to the eaves
- A few tips
Even a beginner in this business can sew curtains for the kitchen. If you know how to sew simple models of curtains and curtains for windows, you can do something more complex with a pelmet. For the kitchen, it is important to choose the right material so that the curtains and curtains serve for a long time. If sewing is your hobby, this is not only a great way to spend your free time, but also decorate your kitchen.
Where to start?
Do you want the kitchen to be interesting, non-trivial? Then you should show your imagination and decorate its interior with original curtains and curtains that will create additional comfort. One of the interesting ideas is the use of lambrequins as an addition to window decoration. It is suitable for traditional straight curtains, which give the interior a classic style and prestige.
It is not difficult to sew curtains and curtains with a pelmet for the kitchen with your own hands. This requires basic pattern making and sewing machine skills. Girls were taught to sew on a typewriter at school or mothers and grandmothers at home. Right nowremember and brush up on these skills and abilities.
If you have never sewed a pelmet or other complex curtain elements, start with simple cottage or kitchen patterns for a small window and a finished pattern. Placing beautiful swag folds (half-rings in the form of a shell) in a lambrequin is quite difficult without experience. But everything is learned in the process of acquiring it.
To sew a curtain with a lambrequin in the kitchen (photo above), you need:
- Correctly determine the size of the window frame, if there is a door, then the entire kitchen unit.
- Make a high-quality pattern on paper, if necessary, on the old fabric, in order to understand whether the cut was made correctly or not.
- Choose the necessary fabric for curtains, curtains and lambrequin.
- Decide what will be the cornice to which the kitchen curtain is attached.
How to change the perception of the size of the kitchen?
When planning kitchen curtains and curtains, you should understand what effect you want to get with them. The choice of window frame decoration style in the form of curtains with a lambrequin to the kitchen depends on the size of the room. Thanks to this design, depending on the length of the curtain and the lambrequin hanging over it, it is possible to optically shorten or expand the window.
In a small kitchen, the window is not decorated with magnificent heavy curtains - they obscure the room and visually reduce it. For such a room, fabrics made of thin translucent materials with light shades are preferable. At the same time, the curtains should not be too bright andcatchy pattern.
With the help of curtains, you can correct the perception of the kitchen. If the room has a narrow elongated shape, you should choose a fabric with a horizontal pattern. If the room is low, the curtains should have vertical stripes or the curtain fabric is chosen in the degraded technique (gradient or ombre technique) with a magical effect of a smooth color transition from the darkest to the lightest. A similar effect is created by vertical folds on the lambrequin itself.
For the kitchen, it is important to consider the degree of natural light and the size of the kitchen window unit when choosing a model and material for sewing. In the absence of natural light, the window block is decorated with pastel-colored curtains and short tulle curtains. This design will create an expanding kitchen effect.
Choice of material for curtains and curtains
For large kitchens with studio interiors, you can sew curtains from different materials, such as velvet, silk, brocade, taffeta. Their colors are chosen individually for the color scheme of kitchen furniture, wallpaper, tiles. Usually a lambrequin is made of the same material as the curtains. Curtain tulle is selected depending on the selected curtains and the overall design of the kitchen.
When choosing curtains for any type of room, you should always keep in mind the unspoken rule: the more expensive the fabric, the simpler the design, the simpler the fabric, the more complex and original the design.
Currently, the lambrequin is a fashionable decoration element thatcan be done for any window. When choosing a design option for a kitchen window, you should decide on the length of the curtains. They can be shortened (up to the window sill), medium length (10-15 cm below the window sill) and long (to the floor or almost touching). When the kitchen is well lit, you can decorate the windows with curtains in blue and green tones. They will look good against light walls. Curtains should fit the size of the window and not interfere with its opening. It is recommended to decorate a small window with short or medium length curtains.
Windows of medium and large size can be framed with a multi-layer composition in the floor of tulle with lambrequin. The kitchen may have a balcony door, as not all apartments have a standard layout. In this case, the window in the kitchen is combined with access to the balcony. However, having an additional exit to the street is not such a disadvantage, and with the right design of curtains, the second door in the kitchen can be designed in an original way.
Modern designers offer us many interesting models of curtains for the kitchen with a lambrequin. In the photo above, just such an option, where the window in the kitchen with a balcony door. In this case, the tulle and curtain will look better in the form of a separate panel. The kitchen curtain looks beautiful in two parts: short (for the window) and long (for the door). In combination with lambrequins and other decor, this composition looks impressive.
Types of pelmets for the kitchen
Among all the existing lambrequins, there are three options.
- Hard effectively decorates the upper part of the window, lies in a straight line and has no waves. Sometimes it is stretched directly on the eaves. It can be of different shapes: straight under the ceiling, and above the window of an oval or complex shape. It is relevant for large and medium-sized kitchens, as space is needed for its proper perception.
- Soft consists of many luxurious elements, such as ruffles and sewn-in details (fringe, lace, contrast piping). Usually the lambrequin is wavy or with pleated folds. Together with curtains, which can be the same color as the lambrequin, it looks harmonious.
- Combined is a combination of two basic lambrequin options - soft and hard. Used in Art Nouveau style to create an original decorative element for a window, combining the rigidity of the base and the softness of the drapery.
Pelmet size and fabric consumption
To calculate the size of a lambrequin, you need to consider the following aspects:
- The width of the lambrequin should exceed the length of the rod by 25 cm. In this case, the product will have a complete look.
- If the lambrequin will be folded, the optimal width of the lambrequin is equal to two lengths of the rod.
- The pelmet has a height greater than the wall above the window (for aesthetic reasons), but depends on personal preferences.
How to determine fabric consumption in a practical way? We are considering a variant of a non-rectangular lambrequin for the kitchen. The most difficult part of it is swag - a semicircle hanging downlaid folds. It consists of two parts: a smooth middle and folded parts, which are called shoulders. To determine the amount of material, it is necessary to lay out all the patterns, for example, on a sheet or a piece of fabric that you have. Be sure to allow for seam allowances. Based on the fact that usually the material for curtains has a width of 2, 8 or 3 meters, it will be easy to calculate what footage should be purchased for tailoring.
Hard lambrequin do it yourself
To create a hard lambrequin, you need a frame. Alternatively, you can use regular plywood. The frame should be covered with dublerin, on which there is an adhesive layer. Doublerin is sold in fabric stores.
Before you start creating a hard pelmet for the kitchen (photo above), you need to draw it on a thick Whatman paper in full size, creating a pattern across the entire width of the window. For convenience, you can use graph paper - paper with a printed dimensional grid. The upper part of the lambrequin always looks like a rectangle, as it is mounted under the ceiling. The bottom can be shaped as the imagination dictates. A hard lambrequin can be made from several parts, which are prepared separately.
How to make a hard lambrequin for the kitchen with your own hands, shown in the video tutorial. It's worth learning as designers predict a rise in the popularity of rigid lambrequins.
How to sew a pelmet in the kitchen?
Sewing each curtain model for the kitchen is individual. Of course, the most common and discreetfor a kitchen window it is a soft lambrequin. It is easy to do it yourself. To properly sew a curtain with a lambrequin for the kitchen, you must first measure the size of the window and, based on them and your personal preferences, determine the style of the future curtain. There are various types of curtains with lambrequins that you can easily make yourself.
Curtains with a lambrequin are ideal for a classic kitchen. Basically it is a horizontal drapery. As for the pattern of lambrequins for the kitchen, the simplest one that a novice needlewoman can handle is rectangular. It usually consists of one or two folded rectangles (depending on the size of the window). Its height is small - about 30-40 cm in finished form. Sometimes the pelmet in the upper part of the window is made in the form of a fluffy frill. Such a lambrequin looks good with curtains of medium length. Done quickly and in a modern design.
Pelmet with tails and pleats
The shape of a lambrequin for the kitchen can be in the form of a swag with soft folds in combination with a cascade with the same folds. If you are a beginner needlewoman and are not yet very confident in your abilities, use the prepared lambrequin projects, which are in the photo below. But do not forget that you must transfer them to the fabric, taking into account their sizes.
If you are sure that you will be able to independently develop a sketch of a lambrequin and then implement it, you can wish good luck. The scheme must be very accurate, it is desirable to use a scale of 1:10. For example, a 5-meter lambrequin on paper willbe 50 cm, which will greatly facilitate the process of creating pattern patterns. Those who own a graphical editor can execute templates directly on the computer.
Having cut out all the details of the lambrequin from the fabric, they should be processed and sewn together. If there are several swags, you need to start from the middle. Pin the swag to the corsage ribbon, on which the entire lambrequin is formed, with an overlap step (shoulder) equal to 15-20 cm.
Mounting the pelmet to the eaves
To correctly calculate the size of the lambrequin according to the width of the window, you need to decide how it will be attached to the cornice. A soft lambrequin is attached to the eaves. Mounting methods may be different:
- With the help of rings that are sewn to the top of the curtains and pelmet.
- Using the hooks on the front strip of the cornice, distributing the lambrequin fabric along the entire length of the cornice.
A hard pelmet acts as the front part of the cornice, and on the cornice itself, tulle and a curtain are distributed on hooks.
A few tips
To sew a pelmet in the kitchen with your own hands, designers offer some relevant tips:
- When choosing material for sewing curtains and pelmets, do not use photographs instead of real fabrics. Fabric color may be distorted during shooting.
- In order for swags to fit beautifully into half rings, they should be cut obliquely to the shared thread. The angle should be 45°.
- To make swags look beautiful on a lambrequin, their maximum overlap should not exceed shoulder width.
If this article helped to figure out a little how to make a beautiful lambrequin for the kitchen with your own hands, then you can safely get to work. It remains to wish good luck in this interesting business.