Pleated curtains with trim is a classic look. So here is how to get the designer look using Ikea curtains.
I’ve seen curtains like this all over Instagram and Pinterest, but custom ones can be expensive.
Ikea RITVA Curtains
These Ikea RITVA curtains are a great deal at $30 for the pair and have a nice linen look to them.
They have pleating tape already which makes it super easy for them to look designer and custom.
They are too long for my room, so they will have to be hemmed, more on that later.
I went to Etsy and found this navy trim for the side of each curtain.
I ordered the 83 mm size and purchased 6 yards. Of course this will be depending on how long the final curtain will be.
I did some research and found this YouTube video
I decided to go with the double 4″ hem at the bottom because I thought it looked really classic.
1. Cut the curtains
First I started by cutting the bottom. I hung up them up, marked where I wanted them to fall when they were finished, and cut 8″ below that.
2. Add the trim
3. Hem the bottom
Then I hemmed the bottom, folding it up four inches and ironing, then folding again and ironing.
Then I sewed the hem, using a blind presser foot to make it easy.
4. Add pleat hooks
When your curtains have the trim and have been hemmed, you are ready to pleat and hang.
These Ikea curtains make it perfect to insert a prong every 5th space. I chose to pleat a section, then skip a section.
5. Hang the curtains
Now you just insert the hooks into your curtain rings and you’re done!
Would you add trim to plain curtains? It’s easy to do!
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