DIY: Striped Curtains12:15 PM
I guess I would say my taste for home decoration is a little eclectic. I love all things pretty and frilly, but at the same time I do love a nice bold modern print. I wanted some striped curtains really bad, but didn't like the price tag that came along with them. I knew I could come up with a cheap and easy way to make the exact curtains I wanted. I would so much rather spend my extra money saved on a new shirt or a couple cute outfits for my kids from baby Gap!
I just love the way the light still shines through the fabric...
When a friend of mine first saw them hanging in my house she asked me where I bought them. How awesome is that? Why pay crazy amounts of money when you can diy it?! Plus, I won't feel a bit guilty when I want to change things up! And we all know I am going to change things up someday... :)
Ok so here is what you will need:
* 5 yds of one color of fabric (here I used grey)
* 3 yds of the other color (here I used white)
You can get a little bit more just in case. I always like to be a little on the safe side in case I mess up.
* Thread. I used white for this project
* Iron and Ironing board (this will make the project run smoothly and make your curtains look amazing!)
Below is the pattern, or the cuts you need to make with the fabric. Most fabric on the bolt is between 44"-45". You can have each panel be whatever width your fabric is off the bolt. Mine just happened to be 42 inches.
Be sure that the large 42x18in rectangle is at the top of each curtain you make. You will need that extra fabric to fold over so that you can loop it through the curtain rod like the picture shows below. Simply fold over the top extra four inches and sew into place.
Finally once all eight rectangles are sewn into place you can hem the sides and bottom of your curtains. Make sure to iron your hem before you sew. I double hemmed both sides and the bottom of my curtains so they looked finished and polished.