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  • Netting Quanitity?

    This is the first time I've had to do a puffball heading. Using muslin so a lightweight fabric that is being slotted 'thru a pole. How much netting do I require for a flat heading depth of 25cms. by 300cms width.?

    I want the finished depth of the ' puff ' to be just under 10cms. Is it always necessery to stab stitch or depending on how crisp the netting is can you just ' scrunch' into shape.?

    Very tall windows, I don't relish the thought being that high up for ages trying to dress them. If it's possible I would like to do as much as I can with heading beforehand.!

    Also, where is a good place for netting? Tried a couple of places on-line but they seem to be more expensive than I thought.
    Kind regards

    Cat

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    Re: Netting Quanitity?

    I would start with the netting twice the width and sew it in when making the stand up, so that it is double inside. You may need to experiment a bit to get the right effect, you may find you need more layers. I think I would just scrunch it up. It's been a long time since I made one of these, but I didn't stab stitch it. You will have to see how it looks when you slide the pole in - if necessary you can stab stitch it before the pole goes up.
    Kind regards
    Pen Harrison
    Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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    • #3
      Re: Netting Quanitity?

      A good starting point is 2 layers of net, each 2 x depth of frill x flat width of curtain. Not sure where you have looked, but M&D sell it for £1.32/m (less if you order a large amount and/or open a trade account).
      Louise


      sigpic Simply Sewing

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      • #4
        Re: Netting Quanitity?

        You can try Fabricland. Look at Dress Nets and Tulle
        www.fabricland.co.uk
        Charl

        The Curtain Tailor

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        • #5
          Re: Netting Quanitity?

          Thanks so much Pen and Louise. I've got more of idea now of what may work. Didn't realise that M & D sell net, I was placing an order this morning and could have ordered it then.
          Kind regards

          Cat

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          • #6
            Re: Netting Quanitity?

            Thanks Charl, I think I will order it from M & D.
            Kind regards

            Cat

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