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How Are Curtains Made?

Curtains are an essential part of any home, protecting the interiors of your house from the sun while offering privacy. But how are curtains made, and what journey do they take to find themselves within your home? The history of curtains can be traced back to 3100 B.C., where Egyptians invented curtains by using the hides of animals to hang around their homes. Without glass windows, these early curtains were especially important for shielding their interiors from the outside elements. From there, each civilization adopted curtains and put their own spin the design, moving away from animal skin to use more common materials.

Looking for curtains to spruce up your home or to complete your desired look? Alongside curtains, we also offer a wide range of blinds and shutters on our website, and you can contact us on 1300 303 391 to discuss any queries you may have, from how are curtains made to which fabric is best suited for your home.

What Are Curtains Made of?

Curtains can be made from a variety of materials, with the customer deciding which kind of curtain fabric they would like to decorate their home with. Traditionally, curtains will be made from one of the following:

  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Polyester
  • Lace
  • Sheer
  • Silk

Each material offers its own unique feel and design, and you can see the differences for yourself by visiting your closest U Blinds Australia showroom where our friendly staff will be available to help you with all your curtain needs.

How Are Curtains Made in Factories?

The process of designing curtains has remained consistent over the years, with the first design beginning as a sketch. Once the desired fabric and dimensions have been selected, a sketch will be drawn up to recreate the look that is required. Once the design is finalized, it is scanned onto a computer where the actual creation of the curtains is conducted.

Once the initial pattern is on the computers, designs will begin drafting by using a graphing system. From here every machine stitch that is going to be used in the pattern can be controlled. Once the pattern is finished it is inserted into special design machines that create the design as planned. From there the curtains are dyed using chemicals and dye vats, before being held up using clips where they are left to dry.

Once the material is dry, the curtains are cut off using scissors or automated cutting tools, before being hemmed together by industrial sewing machines. Once the curtains are finished, they are folded and placed into packaging ready for shipping.

How Are Curtains Made by Hand?

Curtain production made by hand is a simpler process that requires less machines but is far less capable of mass-producing curtains. Better suited for personal jobs or ones on a small scale, hand-made curtain design begins by acquiring the desired material and measuring it. Once the appropriate size has been decided, the fabric will be cut to the measured length.

A sewing machine will then be used to pin the widths together, using a thread that matches the colour of the curtains, so it does not stand out in the design. The hems will then be stitched on the main fabric while the lining will be stitched together. The last stage sees the heading tape attached along with finishes to ensure the final curtain meets the final design and is of perfect quality.

U Blinds Australia – The Leaders in Window Treatments

At U Blinds we supply only the highest quality products, from window curtains to blinds and shutters. No matter what design you are seeking for your home or business, U Blinds is here to provide you with the perfect interiors to make your dream design come true.

Choose U Blinds for Industry Leading Solutions

Our friendly staff is available at 1300 303 391 during business hours to discuss your designs and our products with you, while you can find your nearest showroom and come in to see our market-leading curtains for yourself. We also offer a free measure and quote service that you can access to give you confidence that U Blinds Australia will supply the perfect design for you.

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