Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Curtains

Before you read this post there are two things you should know about me. I don't know how to sew and I don't iron. Now I know you are all feeling sorry for my husband, but don't you worry about him. He is good at ironing and considering it is one of his only duties/chores (besides taking out the trash and checking the mail), he can handle it. Anyways, back to the curtains. Whenever the subject of curtains came up Fletcher always referenced us making them. In my head I would freak out a little bit thinking...I don't sew, I don't iron. I secretly kept hoping that he would forget about us making them and we would hand it over to a professional. However, that didn't happen. I must say (now that the project is over) that I am really happy that we made them ourselves, and pleased with the outcome. We picked out Premier Prints fabric "Zippy in Cloud/Denton" and ordered it from fabric.com. Once the fabric came we realized we needed twice as much fabric as we originally thought. Also, a portion of the roll we received was messed up. So we were able to make 3 out of 8 curtain panels before the project came to a screeching halt. We went to order more fabric, but the website had run out of the fabric. So this project was on hold for about a month, but we were able to order more fabric in mid march and finished the curtains this weekend. Here is the before:

We used stitch witchery to make the curtains, no sewing involved!

It was simple. It was a bit tedious, but not difficult. We would cut the panel, then iron the sides over just to give ourselves a guide.

Then we would place the stitch witchery between the fold, hold for 10 seconds, then move on to the next spot. We got the curtain rods and rings from Target. I finished the last panel over the weekend and was begging the hubs to hang the curtains when he got home from work on Sunday. I'm so pleased with how they turned out and SO GLAD the project is complete!

No Sew Tutorial found here.

4 comments:

  1. OH my word! They look amazing!! Totally complete the room. I want to come sit in there right now!! Good work, Flynns.

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  2. What a difference the curtains make! You did a great job!

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  3. They look so good! I can't wait to see more of your house!

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