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!
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 ½ inch, then folding it again. I sewed a quick seam down one side...
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.
The 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!!!
I hung my panels, and could not have been happier! They were just what I wanted...simple, with an impact!
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!!!