Easy Sew Curtain Panels and a Fabric Giveaway

Easy Sew Curtain Panels

I have been struggling with a problem…a curtain problem to be exact.  I have bought countless curtain panels, and just haven’t been satisfied with any of them.  I did have one set that I loved, but the color was a little off, so they went to live in my bedroom.  I finally decided that it was time to make my own easy sew curtain panels.  I have made my own curtains many times before, but I wanted these to be special…they needed to be just right.  I scoured the fabric stores here, and just couldn’t find what I was looking for…something with aqua, green, and flowers…but not too many flowers.

 I finally decided to look online, and found just what I wanted at OnlineFabricStore.net!  I fell in love with the Swavelle / Mill Creek Lundsford Opal Fabric immediately…it was everything I was looking for and more!

Easy Sew Curtains

Let me show you how easy it was to turn this beautiful fabric into two curtain panels.  First I measured from where my curtain rod would hang all the way to the floor.  I added 4 inches to the top and 2 inches to the bottom and cut my fabric.  It’s up to you how wide you want them to be.  Mine will stay open, but if you want yours pull closed, you will need to measure for that as well.  I kept mine at around 3 feet in width.

I started by folding over the edge of my fabric 1/2 inch, then folding it again.  I sewed a quick seam down one side…

Sew Your Own Curtains

 Before getting to the end, I made sure to fold in the next side so when I sewed around the edge, it would be nice and clean.

I continued until I had sewn the seam around all four sides of my panel.

Make Curtains The Easy WayThe last thing I did was sew my curtain rod pocket.  I made sure to find the top of the panel and folded it over about 3 inches.  I then sewed down the seam I had originally sewn for the edge.  That’s it!!!

Easy Sew Curtain Panels

 I hung my panels, and could not have been happier!  They were just what I wanted…simple, with an impact!

Online Fabric Stores Fabric Giveaway

Now let me tell you what made these curtains even better…

 I had ordered my fabric, and it came a few days before I left for Haven Conference.  I was so excited to get home and make my curtains, but I am sooo glad I waited!  The awesome ladies from OFS were at Haven Conference, and gave us a little swag!  Mine just happened to be the perfect match to my fabric that was waiting at home!  As soon as I got home, I shared the above photo on instagram.  And let me tell you…the marriage of these fabrics did not dissapoint…check out how stinkin cute these Stenciled Burlap and Chevron Pillows turned out!!!

Click the photo to be taken to the full tutorial…

Stenciled Burlap Chevron Pillow from Mom 4 Real

 Now on to the good part…OnlineFabricStore.net is allowing me to give one of you a $50 credit to their shop!!!  Enter using the Rafflecopter below!

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I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!


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    Jessica!!! I just love that curtain fabric. Your living room looks absolutely adorable. I love online fabric. I bought some cute fabric to make a sun dress and never did….lol But, I’ve been eyeing up the Waverly Pom Pom for my craft room makeover.

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    Cindy says

    I love the Covington Denim Blue stripe fabric. I think it would work perfect for a project in my daughter’s room!! Thank you for this opportunity. Your curtains look great!

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    Lori D says

    Oh my, that was like trying to pick one piece of candy from a candy store! I really like Covington Topsy Turvy Toile Fabric. But, given another hour I am sure I could find a few others to love too!

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    Nicole says

    Love this fabric! Would go perfectly in my living room as well. I was waiting for you to post the name of it after you showed it on the blog last week. I might have to order the same!

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    Paige Gonzalez says

    My bedroom windows have been bare, except for the wood blinds, for awhile now. I haven’t been able to find fabric that I like either. I’m off to see what Online Fabric Store might have and start my wish list! Thank you both for the chance to win some free fabric.

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    Wendy Verdon says

    I LOVE onlinefabricstore! That is my favorite. I was ordering from another one and they would always take forever to ship and then they would tell me some of my fabric was no longer in stock once I paid! I found OFS and I love them. They are VERY reasonable and have all the latest fashionable fabrics and ship very fast!

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    Kristine L. says

    So much to choose from ..! but my favorite fabric, as of right now, has go to be the Premier Prints Zig Zag Candy Pink Twill <3 I've been working around that pattern, and color, for my daughter's first room !

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    Tess Van Winkle says

    Great easy fix to curtain problems! I just started using onlinefabricstore.net when one of my clients needed to find the perfect fabric for her nursery set! We fell in LOVE with the Premier Prints Gotcha Blue Twill! I searched the web for it and decided that this was the best deal! I am so excited to share the site, so my clients can hand pick what they want without the plain options at the local fabric store! Thanks again for this great idea.
    Tess Van Winkle
    Owner of Trinkets-N-TreasuresByTess

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    Rebecca F. says

    It’s hard to narrow it down to just one, but I really like the Premier Prints Outdoor Twirly Greenage.

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    Kimberly Deacon says

    I love the Braemore Gorgeous Pearl and of course I always have to have expensive taste at 25.00 a yard.

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    I too recently made drapery panels for my livingroom using this same fabric and I absolutely love them. I’m currently making shower curtain panels using Premier Prints Fenton Village Blue Natural fabric. After I’m finished with those, I’m considering Richloom Gloria Jubilee fabric for bedroom draperies. I’m a big fan of OnlineFabricStore.net!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    becca h says

    I love the selection and the prices are great! The Amy Butler Buttercups Spearmint caught my eye & would be so cute in my daughter’s room! Would love to win this!!!

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    Margaret Yani says

    So many to love! Premier Prints Barber Powder Blue Twill Fabric caught my eye- I will have to spend some serious time on their site as I have chairs and windows begging for a redo!

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    DeborahGun says

    As I am a quilter I love their selection of quilting cottons. My favourite at the moment is Amy Butler Water Bouquet Midnight. Thanks!

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    Laurie Kearnes says

    I learn so many things from your blog. Now I know about this fantastic fabric store – OnlineFabricStore.net. I’m following you and them on FB and Pinterest. Thanks for the info and the chance to win the giveaway.

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    Susan Miller says

    Love your curtains and pillow. The fabric is so pretty and really compliment your décor. Thank you for your wonderful tutorials. You certainly do make sewing so easy.

    I love all the fabrics at Online Fabric Store, but I would really like the #8 Natural Cotton Duck Fabric . Its 60″ wide and I am seriously considering slip covering my couch and chair. This fabric I think would be the perfect weight.

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    Colette says

    I could not find the fabric that I liked on the website, but it is pictured in the “by manufacturer” window on the fabric online website – it’s the very first one on the left, turquoise and beige on white, kind of ikat looking. :\

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    Rebecca says

    I can’t pick a fave. That is like asking me to pick a favorite child. Ophelia blossom isn’t bad. it is on my top list. So is water bouquet and bliss bouquet.


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