I spent Saturday afternoon making curtains for my youngest sons' room. The bedroom came with non-functional aluminum blinds on the windows and walls painted white. Here is a "before" picture of my older son's room, which is a mirror image of my younger sons' room.
Fabric.com that I thought would work nicely for this room.
A Short Tutorial for Tab Top Curtain Panels
First, figure out how much fabric you need. To begin, measure the windows and decide how long you want the curtains to hang and how many panels you need on each window to cover the width. My windows are 37 inches tall and about 76 inches wide and I wanted the curtains to sit right at the sill. So my finished length would need to be about 38 inches, when you consider the curtain rod sits about 1 inch above the window. I needed 2 panels per window, 4 total, since there are two windows and my fabric is 54 inches wide. Multiply 38 by 4 to get 152 inches. Divide that by 36 inches to see how many yards you need. Don't forget to add at least 1/3 yard to match stripes for the tabs if your fabric is striped. At a minimum, I needed about 4.5 yards.
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