22 September 2011

Serger curtains!

Okay, so I lied. I didn't work on my red velvet jacket yesterday. I didn't want to break my sewing machine right after I got it fixed, so I decided to make something simple: curtains! I finally made my kitchen curtains, and it only took an hour! YES.

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Okay, so they need ironing, but there they are! PERFECT. And how did I do it, you may be asking yourself?

Well first off, I bought a yard (42" x 36") of this fabric from Spoonflower.com. Then, I just cut it straight in half and hoped for the best.  After that, I took my handy dandy serger and serged all around the edges, because I'm lazy like that and I hate hemming.
Because I was using a tension rod, and wanted the little frilly bit at the top, I measured about two inches and folded it over.

And then I sewed right along the serged edge there.

After that, I stuck the tension rod back in there, and measured a pocket for it.

Marked a line from end to end, and sewed my pocket. And then I folded a half inch on the bottom to make a pretty end, which I forgot to take pictures of, and voila! Simple, cute, instant curtains.

I love them, the husband approves of them, and that's all that matters. :)

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