Wednesday, May 16, 2012

customizing store bought curtains

When doing my craft room, I wanted light and bright curtains. I looked around at a few stores, but couldn't find anything I liked. I wanted something a little more customized then was available.

 

 
So I customized some store bought panels. And they go right a long with the chevron phase I'm in!
 
 
I found these white tab top panels at Walmart, on clearance even!!
 
 
Please know that I'm no seamstress, but here are the steps I took.
  • I cut the tabs off the top of the curtain panels.
  • I ironed the bottom edge of the white panels to get them ready to sew the chevron fabric on.
  • I cut the fabric to the width of the curtain panels, then folded over the edge and pressed a seam to the fabric.
  • I then pinned the fabric to the panel,
  • and using a straight stitch with my machine, I sewed the fabric on.

 

 
I hung the panels from drapery rings.
 
 
I hung them low enough that they puddle slightly on the floor.
 
 
Easy enough to make custom curtains from store bought panels!
 
 

 

 

13 comments:

  1. I love these!!! What a creative thing to do. I find it so hard to see outside the box. These are so bright and cheery!

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  2. That is awesome! That's the difference between crafters and everyone else: If we can't find what we like, we'll make it!

    I'm your newest follower!

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  3. I think im in love:) They look awesome and you could never go wrong with Chevron!

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  4. yellow and chevron!?! Yes please:) I can't sew at all, so I'm super impressed by this, and they look awesome.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  5. Great job...they totally look like you made them from scratch!

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  6. A great way to make plain curtains your own. Love the yellow. I'm your newest follower!

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  7. Pretty curtains! Someone recently made some pillows for me in that same chevron fabric and I love them!

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  8. This is a great idea!! I love it!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  9. Love those!!! I need to make something similar for my son's nursery.

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  10. What a great looking project! And, getting a deal on the curtains before you made them fabulous, love it. Here from Cherished Treasures, and now following you- Tanya :)

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  11. Cute! I'v ebeen thinking of what kind of curtains I want in our bedroom and wanted to go woth a chevron or quatrefoil but didn't want it to look too busy. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from Be Different Act Normal

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  12. This is so cute. I would love for you to share it on my Monday linky party!
    Thanks, Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html

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