I love white curtains, they look so clean!
I decided to start with the bathroom. I wanted to make the easiest and simplest curtain ever. As you see above, it isn't very fancy, but I think it's exactly what our bathroom needed. I plan to make more complicated curtains for the other rooms, but for now, I have to admit that it's been so fun to make this one, I am happy I did it this way. Now my fear is gone and I can plan the next ones.
So, if you are good at making curtains, the following won't be interesting at all! But I feel I need to explain how I did it, because there's so many people out there without curtains! (I spent 4 years while I was studying in an apartment without curtains...and I never bought or sewed ones, I know it's sad!). You just need to know how to sew a hem to make these easy curtains! (If you don't know how to sew a hem, don't worry! Find it below too!)
Let's get started!
1. First of all, you need to measure your window (height and width) and decide whether you want one or two panels (I made two panels because of our type of window). As a general rule you need to double the width of your window when making curtains. So, as I wanted two panels, both of them needed to have the same width as the window. For the height, just add 5 Inch to the height of the window. Remember to remove the selvage of your fabric!
2. To make the lateral hems, just fold 1/2" over and then fold 1/2" over again. Iron and pin in place. I didn't use pins and it worked fine, but this is up to you! Stitch the hems.
3. Repeat the same to make the top and bottom hems. Slow a bit the sewing speed when approaching to the corners, it may be a little bulky.
4. Finally, fold over again the top of your curtain (2") and stitch! TA-DA! Ready to hang!
It couldn't be easy, right?
I'm glad I tried, there's no reason to be afraid of making curtains! Well...at least for now! Hopefully next week I'll be sharing another type!
Have a great weekend!!