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Topic: Cheap, easy and pretty curtains  (Read 1297 times)
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« on: September 20, 2016 09:49:50 PM »

Finally, after 3 months or 5 years of procrastination, depending on how you count it, I finally sewed up some curtains for the master bath for my home. 5 years, since that's how long we've lived here, 3 months since I finally found fabric I liked for the project.

I really wanted to use a thin cotton eyelet for this, since I wanted to still get all the light in the room that I could. Finally, I found an all-over eyelet pattern that wasn't toooo chintzy, on sale for ~$2.50 a yard at Joann's. While I knock Joann's a lot, they do have some decent stuff here and there. I also got some coordinating eyelet trim for ~3.75 a yard. For a total of 4 windows, I spent about $30 total, including hardware to hang them.

Once I had all the materials in hand, it was just 4 seams per curtain and I was done. Oh wait, there was also ironing (so much ironing), pinning, cleaning the serger, rethreading the serger, setting up the serger to do a rolled hem... but still, I finished all four curtains in a single afternoon of moderately distracted sewing.

For more pictures and details, here's a link to my blogpost: http://sarasewing.blogspot.com/2016/09/curtains.html  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016 01:15:17 PM »

All of your hard work shows; they are beautiful!

« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016 12:16:28 AM »

Your curtains are very cute and useful too.
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016 02:24:26 PM »

They look great!

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