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Types of Fabric | How to Make Curtains

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 How to Make Curtains | Home Makeover Tutorial

Lesson 5 – Types of Fabric For Home Decor


In the previous lesson you decided what color fabric will be best in your home. Now it’s time to decide what types of fabric to buy! Textiles vary in texture, shape and cost. As you look around at the types of fabric around you, you’ll realize there’s velvet, plush, linen, cotton, silk, polyester, and then there’s blends of everything in between. For beginners, I recommend working with a nice woven cotton. This is basically a linen, and very easy to work with while sewing. Ask your store clerk for help if you’re having trouble deciphering the fabrics, or if you want some one-on-one advice for choosing the best fabric for your home. Remember to keep window location, budget, pets, and desired end use in mind when choose your type of fabrics to buy.


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This is Lesson 5 of our How to Make Curtains Online Course. Part of our free Home Makeover Tutorials package! We want you to be able to fill your homes with amazing handmade diy crafts that you know how to sew yourselves! Our hope is that these sewing patterns and ideas inspire you to redecorate your living space and ultimately create your dream home! Imagine a personalized stylish home decorated exactly to your liking. Come home happy and enjoy the accomplished feeling of “I made this.” Here at DIY Projects we love inspiring dreams, and encouraging craftiness in all aspects of life. Be sure to subscribe to our social medias to stay connected on all things made by hand! Join us on Facebook, PinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

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