How to Fix Net Curtains

Written by camela bryan
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Repairing net curtains seems challenging. You have to fix a hole in fabric that is almost nothing but holes. Repair net curtains by creating new "bars" on a base of organdie fabric. Use a sewing machine with a zigzag stitch, then cut away the excess fabric with small sharp scissors. Follow the pattern of the net to fix any type of net curtain.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Organdie
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine with zigzag stitch
  • Matching thread
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Cut a circle of organdie 3 inches wider than the area that needs repair, using scissors. Try to match the organdie to the colour of your net curtains.

  2. 2

    Pin or baste the organdie circle to the back side of the net curtain. Center the area that needs repair.

  3. 3

    Set your sewing machine on a zigzag stitch slightly wider than the "bars" in the netting you need to replace. Set the stitch length very small. You may need to sew a few samples on scraps of organdie to get the proper settings.

  4. 4

    Sew along the remaining net, starting at the end of the organdie circle, until you reach the hole. Follow the pattern of the net.

  5. 5

    Stitch across the hole and along the pattern of the curtain to the other side of the organdie circle. The extra 1 1/2 inch of stitching holds the new bar in place.

  6. 6

    Stitch in this way until all the missing "bars" are replaced. Follow the pattern of the remaining netting.

  7. 7

    Cut away the excess organdie with small, sharp scissors.

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