A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Total Members: 315,457
Currently Running With Scissors:
162 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Bedroom Valances out of Sheets!  (Read 184 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
EriChanHime
« on: April 03, 2019 01:14:26 PM »



While I didn't get good progress pictures as I was assembling the valances themselves, these were made from an extra set of my Mom's sheets that she kept (bought over 20 years ago!) when she bought her bed set, in case she couldn't find curtains that she liked. The interior I cut from foamcore boards, and then we laid those over the sheets and cut around them. We made two for her bedroom windows.

Each shape was wrapped in quilt batting, then fabric, then stapled together. The backs were finished with fabric stapled at the top and then folded over to hide the raw edge, then pinned up along the remaining edges and hot glued in place. Dad mounted them to the wall, but that left some very obvious screws showing on the outside, so I made covered buttons to hide the screws, then glued them over top. The buttons took almost as long as the rest of the project, as my mother refused to tolerate wrinkles! I had to gather each button around the metal form by hand, then holding everything taut, push it into the mold and add the backing while not letting go of anything. I couldn't feel my fingers for a while afterward! The extra buttons are to decorate her bed skirt eventually, but that project is her job. Wink


THIS ROCKS   Logged

Crafter, sewist, costumer, doll maker, baker and cake decorator, reader, collector, all-purpose nerd...
You can also find me on Den of Angels for ABJD related stuff!
craftylittlemonkey
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 9234
Joined: 03-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019 03:17:32 PM »

Using another set of matching sheets for the window treatment is GENIUS!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mina1130
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019 07:42:55 AM »

Pretty! My mom used to buy extra sheets for the same reason, but never did anything like this with them. Usually she just sewed a tube on one end for a curtain rod!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
gozer
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

If only Mogwai were real... at least we have Bigfoot
Offline Offline

Posts: 5735
Joined: 05-Oct-2007


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019 07:12:04 AM »

Ah, teh things we do for our mommies. LOL! The windows look great and the button idea worked perfectly.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

EriChanHime
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019 07:20:57 AM »

Ha! It's true, gozer. But then, she did all the raising of a tiny person, so I figure she definitely earned her curtains. Wink I agree about using matching sheets, craftylittlemonkey; she has a lot of good ideas and does a great job planning ahead for things. In this case, like two decades ahead. Now that's commitment. Grin My mom has definitely done the sheets into simple curtains thing over the years, too, Mina. My bedroom curtains as a kid were that way, and so were the curtains in her and my Dad's first apartment. I inherited them, though I would never want them as curtains, I'd love to make a dress someday. Then they would rather come full re-purposing circle. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Crafter, sewist, costumer, doll maker, baker and cake decorator, reader, collector, all-purpose nerd...
You can also find me on Den of Angels for ABJD related stuff!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Cute Crib Sheets
April 24, 2019 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Toiletry Bag



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands