Curtain making used to terrify me. I used to be pretty terrible at it. In the last chunk of time though I have made LOTS of curtains. This week I made two.
A few months ago I had made these black and white curtains for my bedroom. We had a set of mini-blinds hanging behind the curtains. I had purchased the mini- blinds at Target about ten years ago. They broke last weekend. My ever thrifty husband suggested that he could repair the cord that had broken from sheer exhaustion. I appreciated the thought. but after several days of the blinds hanging askew, I decided to take action.
The lace you see here had been our dining room curtain a long time ago. I thought that one panel of the lace, un-gathered could diffuse the light and give us a bit of privacy. This was really quick. My husband who prefers things plain, like this look as well.
I made two sets of curtains for my daughter’s apartment. Perhaps I can get her to send me photos so I can post them here. My son has been complaining about the lights from the building next door disturbing his sleep. I bought him a sleep mask but curtains seem like a more sensible solution. my son chose this plain red kettle-cloth from my stash. It reminded me of the way people furnished boys’ rooms when I was a kid. I covered the stitching line both at the header and at the hem with striped twill tape.
All of these curtains were quick work.