Measure the distance from the floor to ceiling. Cut a length of fabric to that length, plus 6 inches for the pocket casing and hem.
Fabric that stretches from the ceiling to the floor can make your room look taller than it really is, especially if the fabric pools on the floor. Hang a pair of curtains in front of a window from the ceiling to the floor to make the window look taller. If you have a large room, use the fabric as a room divider. It can also serve a purely decorative purpose, hanging against the entire length of a wall.
- Measuring tape
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- Ceiling mounted curtain track or rod
- Screws and relevant mounting hardware
- Drill and drill bit
Determine the width of the fabric based on what you are using it for. For example, if you want the curtain to stretch across a room, measure the distance from wall to wall. If you are using the fabric as a curtain, measure the width of your window and multiply by two for the fabric's width. Cut the fabric to the appropriate width or cut multiple lengths of fabric so that you can stitch them together to make a panel wide enough for the project.
Lay the lengths of fabric on top of each other if you're using more than one panel, right sides together. Pin the fabric together on one long side, then sew with a 1/2-inch seam.
Fold the sides of the fabric over a 1/2 inch. Also fold the bottom and top edge over a 1/2 inch. Press, then fold the sides and bottom over another 1/2 inch, press again, then pin. Sew along the inside edge. Don't sew the top edge yet.
Fold the top edge down 4 1/2 inches, press, pin and then sew to make the pocket casing.
Position the ceiling mount curtain rod against the ceiling. Use a level to ensure it is even. Mark where you'll need to drill in the mounting hardware with the pencil.
Drill a hole in the ceiling and attach the mounting hardware as needed. Position the rod over the drilled holes and attach to the ceiling with screws.
Hang the fabric from the rod and stretch across the width of the window or room as desired.
- Photo Credit Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images
How to Hang Fabric From a Ceiling
Whether you want to hide an ugly ceiling, provide subtle ambiance for a party or recreate the feel of the casbah, hanging...
How to Decorate Ceilings With Fabric
Decorating a ceiling with fabric is a great way to cover up an ugly ceiling and dramatically change the look of an...
How to Hang Fabric from a Ceiling for a Wedding
When decorating for your wedding, take all aspects of your venue into consideration, including the ceiling. Ceiling decorations can transform the ambience...
Hangers to Hang Fabric From Suspended Ceiling
A suspended ceiling, also known as a dropped ceiling, can effectively hide pipes, ductwork or an unattractive ceiling above it. It is...
How to Hang Fabric from a Ceiling for a Wedding Reception
Hanging fabric from a ceiling is an easy way to add color and style to any room. Use fabric to hide aluminum...
How to Hang Draping From the Ceiling Over the Bed
How to Hang Fabric From the Ceiling to the Floor; Print this article; Things You'll Need. Measuring tape; Stud finder; Pencil; Electric...
How to Hang a Velcro Backdrop
Store your Velcro backdrops either rolled up or hanging from the ceiling on shower ... One of the mainstays of any photography...
How to Make Ceiling Drapes
How to Place Drapery Hooks for Ceiling Mounted Drapes. ... Decorating a ceiling with fabric is a great way to cover up...
How Do I Suspend Curtains from the Ceiling?
You might need to suspend curtains from your ceiling for a variety of reasons: ... using curtain tracks and many yards of...
How to Hang Curtains from the Ceiling to the Floor
How to Hang Curtains from the Ceiling to the Floor. ... How to Hang Fabric From the Ceiling to the Floor; What...
How to Drape a Ceiling With Fabric
Hanging fabric from the ceiling creates an elegant look for any room. For instance you can create a canopy by hanging fabrics......
Fabric Draped Ceiling Ideas
However, you can drape fabric from the ceiling in your home to create your own decorator touches. ... draping all the way...
How to Calculate Ceiling Fabric Swag
How to Calculate Ceiling Fabric Swag. ... If you intend to hang the swag on the ceiling itself, screw a cup hook...
How to Decorate a Drop Ceiling
You can lay the fabric flat against the tiles, ... Do not hang a fabric ceiling in any room where you expect...
How to Hang Curtains From the Ceiling
An easy and stylish way to divide a space, such as separating the bedroom area from the living and kitchen area in...
Moroccan Window Treatments
... lush fabrics, elaborate curves and ... Select a fabric with repeating patterns of a graphic nature. ... Instead of hanging the...
How to Make a Wire Curtain Rod
Wire curtain rods stretch from wall-to-wall without brackets and other complicated hardware that may not fit the area to ... or fabric...
How to Drape a Moroccan Style Fabric From the Ceiling
If you wish to decorate your bedroom or living room in a Moroccan theme, you can drape the ceiling with a lightweight...
How to Figure Fabric for Draping a Ceiling
How to Figure Fabric for Draping a Ceiling. ... ring is hung from the center of the ceiling. ... when hung from...
How to Hang Pictures Creatively From Your Ceiling
Pictures are often hung from the ceiling instead of on a wall in galleries and other locations. ... Hanging fabric from the...