9.01.2013

Curtains for under $20

I wanted to make curtains with leftover fabric that I had used for a table runner. I think they turned out cute and were easy to make. It took about 1 1/4 yard of 45" fabric and about 6" of contrasting fabric. First, I cut the main fabric into two 20" vertical pieces. The first piece I left the full width, and the second I cut to be 20" wide (so there is about 25" left over. After I cut off the 20" piece I cut it into two 10" wide pieces. Of the contrasting cut the width the same as the main piece but cut their vertical height 2". Second, sew each 10" piece to either side of the bigger piece. Sew the contrasting pieces the same. Turn contrasting under on 1/4" and press.
Third, mark bottom of curtain for placement of contrast. Mine is marked 4 1/2". I used my ruler and a chalk marker that I bought at a quilting store to mark a straight line. Sew contrast.
Fourth, turn ends (meaning each side of curtain) under 1/4", press, then turn under 1/2" and stitch.
Sixth, on bottom measure 1/4", press then measure 1 1/2" and press again. Stitch this down for hem. Curtains are done! It took me about two hours to complete this project.

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