let there be curtains

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I bought some remnant fabric at Hancock Fabrics a few weeks ago. I was able to get exactly eight yards (minus one inch), and at 60% off, I couldn’t pass it up. I spent less than $25 for eight yards of fabric. That eight yards was enough to make two sets of curtains for our guest room – four panels.

Last week, Nancy came over and I cut the fabric, and pinned it. It was all ready for sewing, and then life got in the way. Tonight, during “The Bachelorette” season finale, I was finally able to sew.


I loveeee the new curtains. This is one of the windows in our guest room, which has been curtain-less since this winter when we stripped the windows to complete our master bedroom (the beige curtains were moved to our bedroom, and then we left the guest room bare.) I love the stripes.

I had to make them short because of the heat vents beneath the windows. I don’t want to risk starting a fire. Normally I’m against shorter curtains, but we had to do the same length in our living room (stupid vents) and I’ve come to like the shorter lengths.

I also love that I finally have one craft project checked off my list!

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  1. Very nice! I’m not crafty at all. I have a sewing machine and I’ve done some mending, but have never really “made” anything.

  2. They turned out great! We have 18-inch high radiant heat baseboard heaters throughout most of the house and under all the windows, so I know all about not having floor-length curtains. They do grow on you after a while though. And I’m like Bari. Own a sewing machine but never really “made” anything of consequence with it.

  3. I need to make some curtains for my kitchen. I’m so not crafty though so the idea seems overwhelming – but I don’t want to spend unnecessary money buying curtains. So for a year now – I have nothing! Go figure. You did a great job though!

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