Simple Curtains

I found this great Americana fabric to make curtains for my family room. The only problem was it was not designed for curtains. The border was on both sides so when you hung it up one border was upside down. 

Easy fix. I cut off one border and sewed it back on right side up.

Attach lining- place right sides together and sew 1/4″ –  1/2″ around the edge. Make sure to leave a large enough opening to turn curtains right side out. You will also need to leave two openings on the sides for the curtain rod. I made one of my openings about 2 1/2″ and the other a little larger about 4″ so I could turn the curtain easily. After casing is made you can whip stitch the larger opening closed.

Turn curtain and press well.

Stitch two seams at the top of the curtain.  Measure down from the top about 1 1/2″ for the first seam and 4″ for the second seam. Now you have a casing for your curtain rod.

Hint: Place a piece of masking take on your sewing machine to help guide your fabric for the 4″ seam line.

  I like how they turned out.

 Happy Sewing!

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