New Curtains in the Guest Room


Well, one year after my last guess bedroom update, I’ve finally made another. I’ve only been holding onto the materials to do this oh for about…eight months maybe?

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It all started when it was time to change up a mostly brown room into something a little more us – like this colorful and jazzy duvet.

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Obviously the curtains and headboard did not go with the new duvet whatsoever. That put me on the search for new material for curtains. I found the material about a month or so after the new duvet.

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It is this beautiful white chevron pattern that subtly complements the duvet. I put it in a drawer saying I would do it one day soon. Well that one day happened this week.

How to Make Curtain Panels

Materials

  • Curtain fabric in the width and length desired for the windows. Allow 2 inches all around for seams. (Each of my panels was 90 inches).
  • Same amount of fabric for lining
  • Curtain rod for each window
  • Curtain rings (1 package per panel)
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread (that matches curtain color)
  • Scissors
  • Pins

Instructions

1. Cut the fabric and lining to the desired length. I used the width that the fabric came (shown doubled in the picture below).

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2. Match each curtain to a lining, laying together with the outside of the curtain facing inside (just like when making a pillow). Smooth out fabrics and pin.

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Pinning tip: I found it helps to smooth the fabric as you pin to help avoid bunching when sewing. After each pin I would swipe my hand across the fabric just to make sure it was lying flat. I also found the sequence below to get the smoothest pinned curtain.

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3. Sew around the perimeters of the fabric. Leave just enough unsewn on one side to be able to pull the curtain through. Trim any extra strings and extra fabric around the seams and corners. Pull fabric through and hand sew unfinished section.

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4. Iron – this took forever!

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5. Then just attach the clips to the curtain and slide onto the rod! So easy!

How to Make Curtains for the Guest Room | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to Make Curtains for the Guest Room | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to Make Curtains for the Guest Room | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to Make Curtains for the Guest Room | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to Make Curtains for the Guest Room | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to Make Curtains for the Guest Room | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Each step in redoing this room really changes the whole look of it! It used to be so dark and now it is so light and airy. But my! That headboard is SO distracting. It almost makes me not like the curtains but I think I am just distracted by that dark hole.

So onto recovering the headboard…and adding artwork and other fun finishing touches (when am I EVER finished?!)!


  • susette

    a white bed skirt would be nice!ReplyCancel

    • You know what Susette? I totally agree! I actually bought one around the same time I bought my fabric for the curtains. I just haven’t felt like ironing it and fooling with it! Soon though!ReplyCancel

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