So, I was at the thrift store a few months ago and found this great fabric that I am using as my inspiration for our office makeover. I think I paid a few bucks for it. It’s perfect and I knew I wanted to make a curtain out of it so this is what I came up with. It is seriously the easiest curtain to make EVER!
I got a little lazy taking the photos as I went along, so I’ll try to explain it easily!
A Few Yards of Fabric
1. Decide on the width of your fabric. Mine is 29 inches wide (the size of my window). Add an inch to that for the seam allowance. Then cut.
2. Decide on the length, mine was about 4 or 5 feet long. I just used however much fabric I had, which was about 2 or 2 1/2 yards. Then cut if needed.
3. Fold your fabric a 1/2 inch on each side all the way down. Iron it to press the seam, and sew the seam straight down. Do this on both sides.
4. At the top of your fabric fold down about 4 inches, then press and sew straight across the width of the fabric. I used a fabric pencil on the back to trace a straight line to follow. I also put mine on a curtain rod just to make sure it looks okay!
5. You can sew the bottom of the fabric if you want, I didn’t because it isn’t going to be seen!
6. Cut two strips of ribbon 34 inches long each. If you want to make your shade longer, cut the strips of ribbon longer.
7. Sew the strips of ribbon together to make two circles.
8. Take your finished fabric and fold the bottom accordion style. If you didn’t sew the bottom together like me, be sure that it’s tucked under so you can’t see the unfinished edge!
9. Place your strips of ribbon around the fabric on each side. You may need to adjust a little and fluff up the fabric a bit. This works best if it’s on a curtain rod.
So easy and it looks super legit!