Now, let me start by saying I have a love/hate relationship with the sewing machine. Does anyone else feel this way?
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE completing a sewing project and the sound when everything is humming along. The pinning, the threading, the bobbing, and the finicky issues- not so much. The good news is that making these curtains had little drama- phew!
I am definitely not a seamstress, (just straight lines people) but I love that I can accomplish these little projects on the sewing machine. Thanks Mom! 🙂
And if I can do this, you can too! Read on for how these curtains came together.
For some fun curtains in the Big Boy room, it all started with a vision- they needed to be Playful, Modern & Mom Approved!
And I knew JUST the place to get the fabric- Online Fabric Store! They were at the Haven Conference I attended last year and had such fun fabric. A girl could seriously get lost for DAYS on their website!
So, off I went to pick out some pretty new fabric for this project that would meet my vision- Playful, Modern & Mom Approved. It didn’t take long to stumble upon the Premier Prints Jo Jo Storm Twill Fabric.
It was exactly the look I had in mind. Fun for a toddlers room, with a modern pattern, but still simple and adult enough for Mom to love! Also, even though there is a pattern, it feels neutral enough to work with everything else going on in the room.
In order to make this window feel large-and-in-charge, I knew I wanted these drapes to be LONG.
Like reeeeaaaaally long.
Like floor to ceiling and then some long.
So I measured and decided that 9 feet for each curtain was in store. Off I went to order from Online Fabric Store. Sweet bonus- free shipping on orders over $50!
Six yards of this perfect modern industrial fabric arrived lickety-split on my door step within days of ordering!
Next order of business was to figure out a way to give these curtains some oomph and block out the light (YES! Let the kid sleep PUH-LEASE!) I used some old cream drapes I had from years ago to line them. (see it pays to hoard).
Then I just laid 3 yards of the fabric on the blackout curtain- so that the front of the curtains were right side together.
(where oh where is my craft room?!?!?)
And I used these clips at Bed Bath and Beyond to hang them onto the curtain rod.
I’ll be back to share more details on the industrial curtain rods… And yes, they are made from pieces and parts from the pipe section at Home Depot. And inexpensive too!
Disclosure: Online Fabric Store provided me with the fabric for this project. However, you know I wouldn’t lie to you baby, all opinions are 100% mine.
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