This is a project we shared over at The Ribbon Retreat blog a couple months ago. It’s about time we shared it here too. : )
I have been changing up my oldest girls bedroom and really wanted to use some different colors. With 4 girls, we have a LOT of pink and purple around here. So by different I mean: no pink and no purple! We decided on shades of aqua and orange. Over the next couple weeks we’ll be posting projects from their new and improved bedroom.
Today: the curtains.
I am no seamstress, but I can sew a straight line;
and that’s all the skill needed for these DIY curtains! : )
The first step of sewing up some curtains is to measure your window. : ) For my window size, I needed 4 yards- 2 yards per panel. (My fabric was in two 2 yard pieces.)
This fabric pattern runs horizontal with the selvage, so
for the Chevron pattern to run horizontally as curtains, you’ll need to cut the fabric in half; then sew the two pieces together.
(This is the two cut pieces stacked so the Chevron will run horizontal.)
Lay the pieces right sides together making sure the chevron pattern matches up just right.
There will be some overhang on each side because of how the pattern matches up.
Pin together. Sew, and iron the seam down.
Once the two pieces are sewn, trim the overhang on each side.
Iron and hem the edges.
For the curtain rod pocket simply fold down the top 3-4 inches and sew, creating a pocket.
Repeat for the other panel. Iron them nice and smooth and they are ready to hang!
Curtains make such a difference! They have really brightened the girls room and added some fun color and personality. I love a quick and easy project with such big impact!
Can’t wait to share some of the other re-purposes and projects from the room, it’s turned out so fun. And there is NO purple or pink! : )
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