Friday, March 12, 2010
Polka Dot Curtains
I'm going to share my craft room now, so instead of my purple curtains, I wanted to throw together something less girly. Here are the instructions I made up:
13 peices of 4.5x9" for the tabs. Fold hot dog style and sew into a tube. Turn inside out (move seam to center), fold in half hot dog style (seam hidden), and pin every 9" along the curtain front panel (~135" wide).
Curtain front: Three 12" tall by width of the fabric of your favorite print, sewn together on the short ends.
Curtain back: Three 11.95" =) tall by width of the fabric in white, sewn together on the short ends.
Curtain trim: Three 6" by width of fabric in coordinating print, sewn together on the short ends, ironed in half the long way.
Sew front to back along the top, making sure tabs are in the seam allowance too. Sew along the short sides and turn inside out. Only the bottom edge is raw. Sew the curtain trim to the bottom of the curtain (turn the side edges inside). Then fold to the back (on the crease) and topstitch, stitch-in-the-ditch or handstitch the back edge down.
Here's the quilt top for the Topsy Turvey quilt that matches.