Welcome back to part two of One Item Project Challenge.
Last week I showed you how to make a Twig Heart.
All items I’m making during this series is for my daughter’s room in our not-so-rustic cabin in the woods.
It’s a bit challenging as our cabin is a couple of hours away.
I decided to make curtains with this beautiful pink ticking fabric from Online Fabric Store.
I made the bulk of the curtains at home then brought them up to the cabin with my sewing machine.
I remembered my sewing machine but I forgot my camera!
So please excuse the bad iPhone photos, my bad.
I love to make curtains. I’ve made all the curtains in our home with blackout lining.
But this tutorial I’m showing you today is a simple curtain tutorial.
1. I started with 10 yards of pink ticking fabric and cut it half to make two curtain panels.
2. Measure the width of your window and length from curtain rod to floor. (I totally forgot about measuring the length last time I was at the cabin so I used a window at home to guess-timate.
3. Sew the vertical sides of the curtain panels first. Fold over a half inch and iron then fold over a half inch again, iron and stitch into place.
The photo below shows the stitched curtain panel but you can’t tell with the white thread.
Okay, so this is the part in the tutorial where I would show you how to hem the bottom and the top and call it a day but my curtains turned out to be a bit too short. And by this time I’m already at the cabin!
What is a DIYer to do? Improvise, of course!
Luckily I brought up some scrap fabric (leftover from my daughter’s nursery) just in case so I made a panel on the top of the curtains.
The tutorial continues…
4. To make a top panel, cut fabric the width of the curtain panel leaving seam allowance on both sides (about one inch).
5. Hem each side of the top panel by folding over a half inch, ironing and stitching in place.
6. Sew that extra panel to the top of your curtain panel.
7. Hem the bottom of the curtain panels the same as you did the vertical sides.
8. Hang the curtain panels on the curtain rod and pin them into place. Then stitch!
I was hoping for more fabric to play with but I had just enough!
Phew! I made it. Simple (okay, not so simple for me but will be for you) curtain panels.
So here they are, in my daughter’s new Scandi-looking room.
(Yippee! New photos added!)
There’s one more project coming up next week and you can see all three projects together in the room.
EEK! I’m so excited to pull it all together and I’m definitely bringing my camera next time!
Check out the other lovely projects made with Online Fabric Store fabric.
Next week is the last part of the series so come back next Wednesday!
Recovered Thrift Shop Ottoman by Satori Design for Living
Fabric Covered Cork Board by The Happy Housie
Bedroom Bench by Craftberry Bush
Pink Ticking Curtains by So Much Better With Age – that’s me!
Easy Burlap Christmas Ornaments by AKA Design
Christmas Stockings by Fynes Designs