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Do homemade bannrs/drapes work in a conservatory?

(16 Posts)
KatyMac Sat 25-Jun-05 12:31:25

Or will they just be a lot of work for minimum effect?

Prob not muslin - maybe cotton sheeting

stitch Sat 25-Jun-05 12:33:48

whynot? as you are stopping the light coming in, so see no reason why they shouldnt work.
and dutains are no brainers, and require little effort. just need a largeish area to lay the material out before sewing, and a couple of hours childfreee to put it all together.
hows your conservatory today?

KatyMac Sat 25-Jun-05 12:52:27

Lovly and cool - but I'm worried about the whole summer

I'm trying to do ceiling coverings and I'm stuck

I have a pole at each end with either rope or net curtain wire every 2 ft to stop it drooping

Which do you think?

stitch Sat 25-Jun-05 12:55:22

the net curtain wire?
i have only ever made curtains for the front room in our housse. i know i make out as if i am a no itall expert, but im not

KatyMac Sat 25-Jun-05 13:02:53

I'm off to buy 30m of fabric........white I think

KatyMac Sat 25-Jun-05 15:11:28

OK so I bought 40m in grey - but there you go

stitch Sat 25-Jun-05 15:17:07

better to have more than less. also i think grey may stop the light better. good luck with your project

KatyMac Sat 25-Jun-05 19:51:33

OK - so this job is a nightmare

stitch Sat 25-Jun-05 20:42:12

katy, why? whats wrong?
can i help in any way.

KatyMac Sat 25-Jun-05 20:46:05

I've never sewn 9m of fabric before it's so heavy

stitch Sat 25-Jun-05 20:49:17

when i did my curtains, i found it easier to lay it all out on the living room floor, and did running stitch all round. that way i didnt have to worry about the material moving. but then i was putting two layers together. im not sure what you are planning tbh. also, i put the sewing machine on the floor, and sat on the floor,so eased the heaviness aspect.
could you do that?

KatyMac Sat 25-Jun-05 20:51:49

I'm just hemming each side with a large hem at each end

I don't think my back will cope with me sewing on the floor.....
never mind - it will all be worth it.....I hope

stitch Sat 25-Jun-05 20:52:49

course it will.

KatyMac Sat 25-Jun-05 22:14:15

One up 7 to go......

God it was heavy - but I think it looks OK...maybe

stitch Sat 25-Jun-05 22:38:17

well done. hopefully it will stay cool for long enough for you to get them all up, so you can notice an immediate improovement.

KatyMac Sun 26-Jun-05 17:46:32

5 up

One room looks OK but the other is wrong - I think I've cut them too long....Bu&&er

I'll try again tomorrow evening

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