It is slow going around here with summer vacations and visitors, but I did manage to make a little progress on the master bedroom with some quick sew curtains. They were fairly simple to make, because I used 84″ white curtain panels for the lining. They were only $10 at Target, so it turned out to be cheaper than buying lining fabric and they were already cut to size which made the sewing easy.
I found the ikat fabric at a local remnant store for $15.99/yard and then I had a 20% off coupon. I love the fabric. It is called Ikat Kalah Blue from Duralee.
Basically, I laid the white panel on top of the wrong side of the curtain fabric – lining up the print at exactly the same point. Since I was working with a large pattern, I wanted to make sure the pattern repeat was the same for each curtain.
First, the sides were pinned.
Then, the top and bottom hem were pinned. I sewed the hemmed edges down using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving an opening for a rod pocket. I used clips to hang the curtains, but I wanted to have rod pocket in case I ever changed my mind. That happens a lot!
I love how they turned out.
I hope you are enjoying some down time with family and friends too.