12 February, 2010

making curtains without touching a sewing machine

You should never underestimate the power of curtains. They can add so much to a room. I saw on younghouselove this week how they made curtains without using a sewing machine at all. I thought that I would give it a try. Here are some pictures that I took along the way and some instructions on how you can make your own. Above is the fabric that I chose. (Don't give away my secret but I got this fabric for $1.50 a yard and spent $15 on the whole project!)

  • First, cut your curtains to your desired length and width.

  • place hem tape around edges

  • iron over hem tape

  • peel paper backing off of hem tape

  • fold fabric over hem tape

  • iron over fabric to make hem tape stick
  • Do this to every side, and fold the top over twice to create a place for the curtain rod to go through

You can put another pair of sheer curtains in the middle if you want.

And.. here is the finished product!

1 comment:

  1. Well, aren't those as cute as can be!

    I don't even own a sewing machine, so these are probably the only curtains that I can "make"

    You will have to come see my "nook" and help me pick out fabric for curtains in that room.


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