HOME CURTAINS (PART 1/3): EASY MODE

Hello there! I'm a step closer to get the curtains of our apartment done. I've always had a terrible fear of making curtains! I really don't know why...does anyone here have the same fear? I've always seen my mom and mom in law making lots and lots of curtains and I always though, okay, I don't have to worry about curtains...they will help me out! But as I happen to be far from home, I didn't have a choice...I had their advice, though! Plus, I found a lot of white fabric on sale at IKEA.

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!!

Ingrid


5 comments:

  1. Love your new curtains,I need to update mine this summer!

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  2. You are going to make me run out and get a sewing machine because I think I can actually do this. Beautiful curtains. I would love for you to share this inspirational post at our WIW link party. I hope you can join us!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks great! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  4. Thanks for sharing these new ideas for curtains. My friend has recently shifted to new apartment and only curtains are left for her apartment so I have just shared this blog with her.

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