Did you do anything fun over the weekend? I lost my fight with a migraine for most of the weekend, but rebounded long enough Sunday afternoon to make some new drapes for our family room.
These drapes were definitely “easy sew”, but could also be “easy glue” if you don’t have a sewing machine.
Here’s how I did it:
- Order fabric that you love, in a length that is 2X the length you need for one panel. Since home decor fabric is 54″ wide, I just go with that for the width of each panel. These drapes don’t need to cover the window, they’re just there for “window jewelry.”
- When the fabric arrives, fold it in half and cut along the fold so that you now have two panels.
- Wash the fabric and dry in the dryer on low. Don’t skip this step, I may have in the past and learned my lesson.
- Hem the top edge by sewing or gluing.
- Hang the drapes from drapery rings with hooks, and pin the bottom hem to the perfect length.
- Sew or glue the bottom hem.
- Sew or glue the sides.
Done! Basically just make rectangles that are the width of the bolt and the length you need. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Anything more difficult and I couldn’t handle it.
For reals. I was sweatin’ and cursin’ just trying to sew a straight line.
And I may have cut one panel a tiny bit too short and had to hide it behind a chair. But I’m not admitting to anything.
These kind of things drive the engineer CRAZY. I’m kind of a measure once, cut, then say bad words when I screw up girl.
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