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What fabric should you use to make curtains?

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Although there is an array of colors and styles to choose from, we recommend picking a darker shade as it will block and reflect maximum sunlight, creating an optimal sleeping solution for you light sleepers out there. The 42-inch curtain comes with 6 grommets. The grommets holes are big enough so that it fits most rods in the market and they also let you slide the window curtains easily. Mind you that each package includes only one panel. So, you might have to order two panels if you have a wide window. Provided the inexpensive price tag, terrific light blocking ability and ease of setting up, that shouldn't pose a problem.

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Curtain is essential in our day to day life. Its like a fence that our home is protect from various things like harmful UV sun rays, external noise and keep privacy from others. So, its a big matter to choose a right one to decor or keep the home as a nice pattern or shape. I recommended that Blackout curtain are easily block out maximum sunlight and lower external noise is really adorable for any home. I think blackout curtain is the best for light sleeper and who's have insomnia. Because of blackout curtain make the room environment as a dark cave that easily brings sleep.

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Remove the top thread from the machine.
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What size needle required for sewing Velvet curtains??

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What is the correct needle size for a elna 3003 sewing machine

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I have a sewing machine-single needle model 03914, but I don't how to put the needle for delicate fabric and for thick fabric?

Use size 60 for very fine (chiffon), size 70 for light weights like voile and cotton, 80 or 90 for medium weights such as a broadcloth, size 100 for denim and size 110 for something very heavy like a thick curtain or upholstery weight fabric. If you aren't sure what size to use, try pushing a needle into the fabric you are going to sew with your fingers, if it goes in easily and the hole it leaves is not noticeable then it is okay, if it leaves a big hole, then go down a size. If you use a needle that is too small on a fabric, then it is going to go blunt quickly or break.

good info here on needle sizes.

Trying to sew curtains!!!! Been testing the machine on a swatch of fabric and it seems to be working but then when i turn the fabric over the stiching is all loose and loopy. Is the bobbin tension the...

check both upper & lower tensions
also check your needle to see if it's bent-roll on a flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
if the needle is blunt-it makes a popping sound when it penetrates the fabric
also check the bobbin area for lint & loose thread-some fabric produces more lint than others
make sure the bobbin isn't warped
make sure that the bobbin is correctly in the bobbin case & that the bobbin case is correctly inserted in the machine

I have a brother B757, I am making curtains and the fabric at the bottom ends up being longer than the fabric at the top can you solve this

I found out that by spraying silicone on each side of joins that it made the fabric glide through the feed dog real easy, this really works well, make sure that the silicone is suitable for sewing machines.

Sewing happily on any material when suddenly the neadle hits metal and bends or worse snaps.

Be sure to have the right needle for the right material! that sounds maybe a bit like I am taking you for a ride! but not! I sew professionally and have a box full of needles! Most of the needles you buy in the shop have a designation (jeans, jersey etc! ) afterwards there is something like 70, 80, 90 up till 100!
70 - very fine fabrics, silks and sheers
80 - fine fabrics, thin cottons
90 - average and 'normal' fabrics
100 and more - thick fabrics, curtains etc!
If your problem persist, you may need to take your machine for servicing! how old is it? and what brand? yours,
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