I was so inspired by these ruffled curtains by Urbanoutters.com that I wanted to try making some myself for my daughter's bedroom. Aren't they simply adorable? I love the color.
I found sheer pink fabric from Joann's fabrics and with my 50% off coupon it came to $2 a yard. I ended up buying 8 yards of fabric. $16 for 2 curtain panels was a great savings compared to the $158 price tag at Urban Outfitters. Sewing the edges is pretty straightforward. For two panels, I cut out 87" allowing 1 1/2" inches on top and bottom for the hem.
First off, I made a zig zag stitch around all the edges to keep the curtain from fraying.
Then I got to work making my hem lines. The next step was to make the ruffles. Unfortunately when I began to calculate the amount of fabric I would need, I didn't have enough. This step seems very time consuming, so for now, I just hung them up and will wait on the ruffles. I hope I can get to them soon!
I used clips to hang the panels, although when I get the ruffles made, I will probably put the curtain rod through the opening that I created at the top of the panel.
I think they really pop against the blue walls. Notice I have the crib turned around. You gotta do what you gotta do when your baby climbs out! The back is actually higher than the front so this is a temporary solution until we feel she's ready for a toddler bed. I can't wait to get started on the ruffles, although it's going to be tedious and I think I'll need a rotary cutter and rotary cutting mat to make even strips.