Thursday, June 30, 2011

{DIY} Curtains


Here is yet another sewing project that I did while visiting my in-laws. When my mother-in-law suggested making curtains, I was a little nervous, but these actually were really easy & turned out wonderful. Picking out the fabric was the hardest part, imagine that! :) We didn't choose this fabric until right before we were going to check out with different material. Funny how it worked out--so glad it did though. :)

Since I wasn't at home to get the measurements myself, I had to rely on my sweet husband to do all of it for me.

To get started--my husband measured the top of the window, down to the floor. Then I had to figure out how I wanted to piece the fabric together. I knew I wanted to incorporate yellow for dimension, the blue was sort of last minute, but ended up making adding so much.


Once that was figured out, I cut out the material.
**When making curtains with a pattern on the fabric, make sure to match the pattern on each one (starting at the top), so they look the same when finished.


Next came the sewing--
To piece them together, I placed right sides on top of each other, & sewed 1/2 inch. Then folded over & pressed, so the seam would lie flat.

For the sides, I folded over 1/2 in, and then 1 inch. Then pressed & sewed.

For the top, I folded over 1/2 inch, then 3 inches, depending on how thick your curtain rod is. Press & sew.

For the bottom, fold over 1/2 inch. I stopped there & waited until I got home to see how much to hem it. I actually ended up using the Heat 'n Bond that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

And just like that, I have new curtains for our newly remodeled loft. It's funny how just adding these to the room, makes such a big difference.

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45 comments:

Ashley said...

love them!!! the fabric choice is great:)

Cindy said...

They look great! Bring so much color into your room! :)

Allison@FabRehab said...

OMGoodness these are fabulous!! So pretty!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Great job! They turned ouy so cute!

Meredith said...

Great job! I love how you weren't afraid to mix up the colors. The result is perfect!

Ty and Whitty said...

I don't think there is anything you can't do woman! They are beautiful can I hire you to make me some? :) Seriously I hope we can get together one day :)

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Samantha Lynn said...

So cute! :) Happy Day today.

Denise said...

Nice tutorial. The curtains turned out lovely. I featured you this morning!

Jill said...

What a great way to add a pop of color! Great job!

At The Picket Fence said...

Those look absolutely fantastic and I love that fabric! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Jennifer said...

These turned out so great!!

Katy said...

They turned out great. I really like the color combination.

Kaitlin Saenz said...

This is seriously cute! you combined my two favorite colors! Love it

Kaitlin
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PS I'm a new follower!

Michelle said...

Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Fridays!! I love these! I featured them on my dC facebook page!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

I love these curtains!! The fabrics are beautiful. Stopping by from Chic on a Shoestring linky party and your newest follower.

Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-pillows.html

Happy 4th of July!!

Rose said...

Very cute. :-)

Jeni_Ream said...

What a great color combo! :) I love it! I am a new follower!!!


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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You are SO crafty! These turned out great!! Love the fabric you picked

XO Lindsay

Modern Wivelyhood said...

Love the colors that you picked! The curtains look fabulous! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime, hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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Delaney said...

Love these curtains!
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Rhiannon said...

really gorgeous and I love the pop of yellow!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really beautiful!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

great job!! I love the combo of colors and pattern!!

Kelli said...

Great job I love them. I found your blog at todays linking party at Not Just a Housewife. I'm one of your newest followers and I'd love if you'd follow back!

Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

Peace Love & Poop said...

Those are super cute! I absolutely love the color and fabric choices.

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Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Wowsers! I am in love with these awesome curtains. The fabric choices are great and that yellow and blue really pop!

Kim
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Addicted to Crafting said...

beautiful! I found you on Gingersnaps link party. I have been wanting to make curtains and i cannot wait to get started. Great tutorial!

Stacy@thealmostwholepackage said...

Saw you on Gingersnaps. These are so cute! I've got to try it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

They came out wonderful- love the mix of colors and pattern!! Thanks for sharing this at FNF :)

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Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a great color combination. You did a nice job. I love a girl who sews ;). When you get a minute, pls. check out my chocolate giveaway going on now.

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured so grab a button and get your brag on! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/diy-rockstars-more-tuesday-confessional.html
~Macy

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

Hello! I'm Kassandra and I featured this here at my blog Coffee and their Kisses. Please come by and grab a button for your blog :o)

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for linking up! I featured this on my blog, you should come check it out!
Michelle
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Crystal said...

LOVE the fabric combo! Your curtains look gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend!
Crystal
Homemaker in Heels

Crystal said...

I forgot to tell you! I am featuring these tonight! Thanks again for linking up! :)
Crystal

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Hello Ms Southern Lovely! These are gorgeous curtains. These make me want to learn how to sew. I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to see more of your craft projects :-)

{nifty thrifty things} said...

So pretty!! Love your choice of fabric! :)
Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
I can't wait to see more from you on Sunday!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Simply AJ said...

Such wonderful curtains and I love the color combination. Stopped by from Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom - congrats on your feature. AJ

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Ashley said...

hey girl! I featured this on tell me tuesday:)thanks for linkin and feel free to come grab a button!!!
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Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

those came out so nice! Thanks for linking it up to our Wicked awesome wed link party.

The Tall Chick {Mary} said...

WOW! You make that seem so easy. I just posted a how not to make curtain tutorial on my blog.... I actually gave up, but your easy to read tutorial gives me a little hope for the future!

Waseem said...

How beautiful these curtain look...I really like it..You make it easy to follow.

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Jen said...

I love them!!! Great job!!

Michelle Smith said...

A great set of idea and something that will be useful to all those who care about making their house look great.

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