I finally finished the sewing project I mentioned here a couple weeks ago! If you ‘like’ The Junk House on facebook then you already know that I was sewing curtains. I
bitched mentioned on there that they were taking forever.
But they are finally done and look awesome, if I do say so myself.
I think the hardest part was finding enough fabric to make 4 panels. I needed 2 ½ yards to make one panel. The first (and closest) Hobby Lobby had enough fabric for 3 of the panels (and 30%-off). The second Hobby Lobby didn’t have any of the fabric I needed. Finally, the third Hobby Lobby (hour round-trip drive) had enough fabric (not 30%-off) for the last panel. Yay!
Let’s get our sew on!
First step, measure and pin! I measured up the side with my handy-dandy tool and pinned/ironed.
Then I folded it over and pinned/ironed. Pinning/ironing is the theme of this post…
Sew, then repeat.
Once both sides were finished I measured a 2 ½ inch pocket for the rod, pinned/ironed, and sewed.
Meanwhile, I hung the curtain rods. I chose the Square Café Rods in Black from Target. They look just like these ones from Ballard, but weren’t $45 a pop! (45 bucks for a curtain rod, are you for serio?)
Anyway, I hung the panel and pinned the perfect length. I sewed up the bottom and BAM! one panel down!
Repeat 3 more times…
Finally, I hung all of the panels and did a little victory dance!
Love! Love! Love! They changed the whole look of the room and hide the ugly wood blinds.
Now I just need some furniture for the sitting nook I’m planning right there!
28-48” Curtain Rod – Target $9.99 x2
48-84” Curtain Rod – Target $13.99
Fabric – Hobby Lobby #1
$8.99/yd $6.29/yd x7.5 yds = $47.18
Fabric – Hobby Lobby #3 $8.99/yd x2.5 yds = $22.48