Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Curtains


As you can see I am in the middle of redoing my bedroom.  The bed is pulled away from the wall that I am painting a chocolate color, and the throw pillows aren't on the bed.  The dresser isn't where it usually is and the night stand that you can see is one that I have redone for the new look, click here to see it.  I've been wanting a new look for some time now and so I finally just jumped in. 

I picked out my curtain fabric that is really upholstery fabric, but I loved the color and print so I decided to go with it.  I decided since it was so heavy that I didn't need to line the back of the curtains.


I folded the fabric over 1/4" and ironed it all around the panel.  I then turned the sides over 1 1/2" and hemmed them before I hemmed the top or bottom.  I folded the top and bottom over 4" and then sewed them in place. 



On the top after sewing a 4" casing I divided the 4" in half and sewed a straight seam, leaving  the 4" casing in two 2" casings.  One for the ruffle and a 2" casing for the rod. 


I sewed the side seam first so that the bottom and top hems would be on top, I think it looks more professional and finished.


I had some cream colored panels up there before, which I liked, but I was ready for some color.  I love the color that these add to my bedroom, I also put color on the wall, the upholsterd chair, and the new headboard that I upholstered.  Check out the whole thing. 


The room has come together finally, it was a lot of work and time but I am really loving the change.


Thanks for stopping in, I love comments and new followers too.

27 comments:

  1. também gostei muito da cor da cortina.você acertou na escolha

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  2. Beautiful job! Love the soft colors in your drapes. I love using blues in a bedroom. Very pretty.

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  3. What a nice tutorial! You did a beautiful job and the draperies look so pretty in your bedroom! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. I love the colors in the material that you used! You did a great job!

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  5. Great job! I love these! Stopping by from Sew Can Do link party.

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  6. Love the curtains. I just made curtains for the first time and will be posting about it this week. Isnt' it so gratifying, albeit it tons of work? I love the colors.

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  7. great choice of material thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh wow, I love that fabric. You did a great job. That little corner looks really pretty!

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  9. Those look easy and beautiful! I saw you at Sew Can Do's blog hop, and I'm a new follower.

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  10. These are beautiful- love them. I've been searching for some curtain inspiration for our living room and you've certainly inspired me. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Saw Max!

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  11. Great job! Your curtains are so pretty and your bedroom is looking good!

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  12. I love the colors! They look great!
    Debbie

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  13. Looks wonderful! You did a great job!

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  14. The colors in the material is great selection. I just made curtains for the first time from your idea. And it is in ending stage. It looks great.

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  15. So pretty, I love the fabric you chose. Soft and subtle.

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  16. I got a peek of those new curtains when you shared the headboard makeover at the Bunny Hop party last week and I thought that they were so pretty. I really like the fabric.

    Since you were featured on my party you are welcome to grab the "I Was Featured At The Bunny Hop" button. (It is on my sidebar)

    Maybe you can share the leaded glass window next week :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  17. Sandi,

    I'm reading every post I find about making curtains because that is more than likely my next project and it scares me! Your curtains are lovely and your explanation of the process makes it feel do'able for me ... thanks! Since you sew I thought you may be interested in a fabric giveaway I just posted. I'm visiting from Savvy Southern Style.

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  18. The transformation is amazing!...wouldn't even know it was the same room! Love the curtains!

    I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me.
    Have a wonderful day!!

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  19. So lovely! You did a great job!!!

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  20. Popping back to let you know that I featured you this week on Motivated Monday at BeColorful. Thanks for linking up.
    Pam

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  21. Your new curtains look fabulous! I like the fabric a lot!
    gail

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  22. Beautiful fabric-nicely done!

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  23. I love the fabric you used for this project; the curtains turned out wonderfully and really add to the room!

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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