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.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Fabric Fairy. Hope to be able to get some "new" sewing projects underway soon!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Simplicity 5527 view C. I chose this style bag with the idea that DN would use it for books or a lap top. I was happy to find that the size was perfect. The instructions were very easy to follow and the bag went together perfectly. I used hardware originally designed for denim suspenders to attach the bag strap so that it could be adjusted and I padded the bag with fusible padding. Don't you think the bumblebee zipper pull is a perfect finishing touch? I would highly recommend this pattern.