I made some curtains using Seafoam Dahlia Lama fabric from the Sanctuary line by Michael Miller. I used Snow Thread. They add so much character to my room! I love them so much! Anyone can make these curtains! All you have to do is sew straight lines and most of them aren’t even seen!
These curtains are 2 pieces of fabric that are sewn together with wrong sides together and then turned right side out. The amount of fabric you will need depends on the window they are for. My window was around 40″x60″. The fabric I used was 45″ wide so I left the width as is and cut the length to 65″.
I used Bleached White fabric from Bella Solids for the back of my curtains. I cut the white fabric 45″x 60″ as well.
If you have a wider window you might want to do a couple panels rather than having a seam down the middle.
After you have cut the two pieces for your fabric panel sew them together.
Put right sides of the fabric together and sew along the edges with 1/4″ seam.
Leave one short side open so you can insert the loops for the curtain rod to go through.
After you have sewn the 3 edges together cut off the excess fabric next to your seams.
Now turn the curtain right side out.
Pictured above is the top that was left open. Fold the edges toward the center and iron them down.
Set the curtain aside. While you make the loops.
With either the same or coordinating fabric make loops for curtain rod to go through.
For one curtain panel I used 8 loops about 4″ apart. Don’t worry if one is farther or closer together. You honestly cannot tell once it is hanging up.
*Another option: You could use ribbon instead of fabric for the loops. The Ribbon Retreat has every color imaginable and it would be so easy and fast!
Cut 8 pieces of fabric to 7″w x 6″h.
Fold the fabric in half width wise. So your fabric should be 6″ tall and 3 1/2 wide after it is folded.
Now fold it in half again.
Press the fabric and sew along the edges to secure it in place.
When all your loops are done insert them into the folded curtain and pin in place. Try your best to space them evenly.
Sew over all the loops attaching the loops and closing the curtain at the same time. Make sure to backstitch. Sorry there is not a picture deminstrating this my camera was acting up.
Iron the curtain and press the seams down. You can sew a top stitch on the edges if you want.
Hang them up and enjoy!
The best part about these curtains is how fast they whip up! Order yourself some beautiful fabric from The Ribbon Retreat and you won’t have to go to several stores just to settle on curtains that are plain and boring!
Here are a couple close ups.