Saturday, January 28, 2012

Holiday curtains!

I got back into sewing this year by making my first curtains for Christmas.  I've now decided that this is the year that I am going to make holiday curtains each month for my kitchen window. Last month was poinsettia fabric:

... and now we're on to Valentine's day! Pink hearts! <3
To make these I buy a yard of fabric and a spool of matching sewing thread if I don't already have the color I want. This usually runs between $5-$10, (and less than $5 with coupons/deals/sales)!

To make the curtain a foot tall I cut my fabric 17" in height to account for the hems.

I iron the hems about a half inch fold and sew those on all 4 sides. I then iron the top and bottom hems on a 2" fold and sew those.

On the top hem, to make a slot for the curtain rod (mine is a very small rod, make sure to account for the size) I sew 1" from the topside of the curtain. Slide the curtain rod through the middle opening and it's ready to hang!

I made this tonight in about 1 hour.  Very fast and easy project for beginner sewing!  I've already bought my St. Patrick's Day fabric for next month!! I'm excited for that one too!!

 It's always nice to be able to change the scenery and have new things to appreciate in your home, especially when it is things you have made!

Happy Crafting!


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