Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sheer pink nursery curtains

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.


xo
Cathleen

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