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Monday, September 9, 2013

How to Sew Easy Cafe Style Curtains...

It has been long over do that I replace the nasty white curtain on our small basement window.  As much as I hate to admit,  it was left on the window from the previous owner.  For 6 long years the same white curtain hung it that window. 

Here's the window AFTER I removed the old curtain.

I'm all about using what I have so I grabbed some left over green and off white chevron fabric.

Here is the step by step guide to how I made the curtain.  I have to say, I am by no means a professional seamstress.  I kind of wing it when it comes to sewing.  Sorry mom!

Here's what you will need:
  • Fabric
  • Tape measure
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Curtain rod
  • Sewing machine (of course!) 

Measure your window.  Add an extra half inch per side and bottom and an inch for the top seam allowance.

Lay out your fabric, measure and cut.

*** Remember to keep an eye on your pattern repeat.  You don't want to get done your curtain and hang it up only to see that it's uneven or the pattern doesn't match ***

Once your fabric is cut your ready to start ironing and pinning.

Fold over the sides and bottom 1/4 inch and iron. Then fold over another 1/4 inch, iron and then pin. 

Now your ready to sew the 2 sides and BOTTOM.  

Once all three sides are sewn it's time to do the top and make a pocket for the rod.  You'll need to make sure that you leave enough room for your rod to slip through.

 Fold over just like you did the bottom and sides then iron and pin.

Once your done sewing the pocket, slid the rod in and hang up your curtain.  Your done!

Another project that didn't cost a dime!  I used left over fabric and the rod was from the old curtain that was left from the previous owners.  I love when that happens!

I'll be back later this week to show the rest of the kids side of the basement.  In case you missed the earlier posts, check out the art table and how I made tags for the storage baskets.

Happy Monday!

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