Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY Curtains

We painted the girl's room a light blue and since it muted 
the room down I wanted to add a kick of fun fabrics.
I need to add that I am not a sewer. I can do it by hand and I know it would have been a faster process, but I can't do it!

So let me tell you what I did:

I bought 50% of the fabrics from stores, but I got the other 50% 
from garage sales. I was really excited to use vintage fabric.

I also already had two panels of blackout curtains and my
 plan was to cover both panels, but it would have taken too long.

I used wonder under, a fusible webbing. You can buy this at the
fabric store and you iron it so it can adhere to the fabric. This isn't a
quick and easy process!!!!

So I started at the bottom and just began adding fabric and working my way up the panel. I added trim pieces to spice it up and even used a real measuring tape which I glued on. I added a bunting and used the wonder under on that too.

I used old clothes pins to hold it up when I want
 natural light, this adds a unique element.

Like I said it took me hours to do and I won't do it again, but it looks great :)                                                                   


  1. Caroline, what a fantastic window treatment! You are a clever thing! I love the fabrics you have chosen. Best thing I have seen all week! Love the old file cabinet too! x Roberta

  2. These turned out great! I love the idea to cover a blackout curtain!

  3. These are adorable. Good work!

  4. These are some great DIY curtains. Great credit to whoever made these! My curtains came from an online store called Online2Buy and some of their designs are quite similar to your home made curtains. Well done again guys!