I've been so inspired recently with how much character and warmth curtains can bring to a room. They can really make a room go from drab to fab. And if you're anything like me, you don't even need a sewing machine to get the look.
These are the no sew curtains that are on our kitchen window that overlooks our back yard, and our sink is right underneath. Needless to say I spend a lot of time here and want to have an enjoyable experience while looking out the window
The fabric is from Joann but I can't find it online anymore. When I was in the store earlier this week, I found the same fabric and I swear there was a little orange sticker that said "Clearance 4.19/yd". I should have bought more right then and there. But I didn't. And I'm kicking myself. Although Joann is having a 50% off sale and I plan on using the coupon(s)
however many they'll take on getting more fabric.
How did I arrive at the curtains above? We used Stitch Witchery and a good ol' iron. I say "we" because my Mom helped me with these.
My Mom used to sew back when my brother and I were younger. She sewed a lot of our clothing, Halloween costumes, all kinds of stuff. She even did crewel work which I would love to get my hands on a piece or two that she did (Hi Mom!). But anyway, my Mom is good with the details and particular which comes in handy for me. Let's take a closer look at the no sew curtains...
Because our fabric was a geometric pattern, my Mom was able to line the fabric up so it was symmetrical and matched up when the curtains are closed. Genius, don't you think? (Thanks Mom I love these!) Ah, the little things that make me so happy.
So what am I going to do with more of this fabric? Let me introduce you to Mr. Window Whoneedsomelovin.
He needs some love, don't you think? You probably can't tell, but we used the existing brackets that were on the window frame when we got new blinds and they're not quite an exact fit but it does the job (you've read it here before - whatever it takes!). So I'm going to use the additional fabric to make a cornice. I'm going to follow this tutorial.
Wish me luck! I'll make sure to give all the details upon completion.
Do you have any window treatment goals in mind?