I'm hoping to glean from anyone who's made their own curtains before. I'm scared to start! I have the fabric, lining, header tape, grommets but would love some tips. Especially about doing the lining. I'm planning to make flat curtains with grommets so they can be easily opened and closed for privacy and warmth.
This is the fabric I'm using. The brown is for the bottom 16" or so.
Here are some questions:
Do I hem the top(4") and bottom(6") first and then the sides(1") or the sides first?
How do I attach the lining? Slip it under the header so the grommets go through it as well and hem the sides in with the curtain leaving the bottom hem separate?
The main fabrics aren't machine washable (I sure hope I don't regret that later!) but the lining is cotton. Should I prewash that part?
Do I need to serge the edges of the floral/brown seam?
Any more tips before I start? A good tutorial or website?
Thanks so much!!