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!




  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!

  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!

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

  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 :)

  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

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

  13. Such a pretty addition to those curtains!


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