Dandelion Curtain

August 18, 2022

The dandelion curtain is made out of individual flowers combined in the embroidery software. Follow the instructions to make your own dandelion garden!

What you need:

  • Dandelion Embroidery files
  • Embroidery hoop 360x200mm or larger
  • Tear-Away stabilizer
  • A pair of ready made linen curtains
  • Green velvet or linen fabric, size depending on your curtains width and embroidery placement
  • Embroidery thread
  • Matching sewing thread

 

Preparations

  1. Open  the embroidery software, choose a Blank Canvas and  the hoop you want,  select Rotated Orientation. Go to Fiile, click Insert, and add the embroidery files. Just place them on the work area, we will arrange them in the next step.

2. Start arranging the embroidery combination. You can flip and rotate the different parts as desired and move them up and down in the filmstrip to make the different objects stand in front or in the back .

3. Think of the bottom line of the embroidery area as the ground, do not worry about stems going below the line, we will fix that later!

4. When you are pleased with the result it is time to combine the embroidery. Go to Combine, CombineAll.

5. To remove the stems at the bottom, move the combined embroidery up and align it with one horizontal line in the background grid.

6. Go to Modify Tab, choose Box Select and draw a box around the part you want to remove.

7. Click on Delete when the box has white corners., the result will look like this:

Optional:

Follow the steps below If you want to “break out” some seeds from the dandelion.

8. Go to the modify tab again, choose the area with the seeds (right side in the embroidery) and zoom in.

9. Choose the Point Select tool and make points around the object, right click when you are done

10. Click Copy, the seed will show in the clipboard window. Go to Home Tab

11. Click on Paste and arrange the seeds where you want them, then go to Combine, Combine All.

12. Make at least one more embroidery combination, to get variation in the curtain border

Follow the steps below to see what the layout will look like:

13. Open a new window, go to Change Hoop, check the Enter Size box and type in the width of your curtain. Set the height to 12” (30cm). Click ok.

14. Insert the embroidery combinations and place them. You can flip some combinations to get more variation

15. Print out the layout. Choose file, Print. Tape together the pages to get a layout pattern for easy placement on the curtain

 

Stitch out the embroidery

16. Mark the center of the curtain lengthwise. Then mark a horizontal line where you want the embroidery base line. To determine this measure from the top of the curtain and down to where you want to place the embroidery. 

17. Hoop the linen with a stabilizer matching the horizontal line. Stitch out the embroideries with the base along the horizontal line.

Finishing steps

18. Decide the size of the velvet piece, remember to add seam allowance at the sides and bottom . Finish the sides the same width as the curtain.

19. Place the velvet top edge along the baseline of the embroidery and pin in place. Stitch in place with a zig-zag stitch or three-step-zig zag. Do not fold the raw edge before stitching, this will add an unnecessary  bulk. Cut away the remaining curtain fabric from the back and hem the velvet at the bottom.