Sew Cool

I finally finished the sewing project I mentioned here a couple weeks ago! If you ‘like’ The Junk House on facebook then you already know that I was sewing curtains. I bitched mentioned on there that they were taking forever.
But they are finally done and look awesome, if I do say so myself.

I think the hardest part was finding enough fabric to make 4 panels. I needed 2 ½ yards to make one panel. The first (and closest) Hobby Lobby had enough fabric for 3 of the panels (and 30%-off). The second Hobby Lobby didn’t have any of the fabric I needed. Finally, the third Hobby Lobby (hour round-trip drive) had enough fabric (not 30%-off) for the last panel. Yay!
Let’s get our sew on!

First step, measure and pin! I measured up the side with my handy-dandy tool and pinned/ironed.

Then I folded it over and pinned/ironed. Pinning/ironing is the theme of this post…

Sew, then repeat.

Once both sides were finished I measured a 2 ½ inch pocket for the rod, pinned/ironed, and sewed.

Meanwhile, I hung the curtain rods. I chose the Square CafĂ© Rods in Black from Target. They look just like these ones from Ballard, but weren’t $45 a pop! (45 bucks for a curtain rod, are you for serio?)
Anyway, I hung the panel and pinned the perfect length. I sewed up the bottom and BAM! one panel down!

Repeat 3 more times…
Finally, I hung all of the panels and did a little victory dance!

Love! Love! Love! They changed the whole look of the room and hide the ugly wood blinds.
Now I just need some furniture for the sitting nook I’m planning right there!

Cost Breakdown
28-48” Curtain Rod – Target $9.99 x2
48-84” Curtain Rod – Target $13.99
Fabric – Hobby Lobby #1  $8.99/yd $6.29/yd x7.5 yds = $47.18
Fabric – Hobby Lobby #3 $8.99/yd x2.5 yds = $22.48
Total  $103.63

$103 well spent!


  1. Ooooh, me likey!
    Thank you for the tutorial. I have tried to sew curtains many times but always fail dramatically.

  2. I LOVE this material! I made a nursing cover out of the blue one of it. Your curtains look awesome! What a difference it makes!

    I would love to have you link this up to my first link party--

  3. I ADORE that fabric! You should be an interior designer. I always love what you come up with!

  4. Good job on the cutains! I'll be making more curtains in the next couple of weeks. Hate doing it, but I can't find any pre-made that I like. Oh well. Found you via Fabulously Flawed and have become your newest follower. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment.

  5. I <3 the Moroccan pattern! I think that it is such a classic and timeless pattern, yet still maintains an easy level of simplicity. I have it on the back of a bookshelf but never thought of doing curtains!

    I may steal the idea for my master bathroom window! Thanks for the ideas! I like it!


  6. Now THAT is more awesome than my granny blanket! hehe...i'm sooo bad in measuring things and never get the measurement right when i tried to make a simple one like a cushion cover! so what u did is a big project, gorgeous result, loving the fabric and you're sooo good at it! x susan

  7. I found you on C.R.A.F.T., and I just LOVE what you did. I LOVE Hobby Lobby, but if I would have seen this fabric, I would have saved a lot on my new bathroom curtains!

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now & would love to have you check it out!

    Your newest follower!

  8. I LOVE that fabric and I LOVE Hobby Lobby. I miss it very much! Thanks so much for sharing over at born-again crafter!
    PS I love your blog and your color scheme ;)

  9. I just LOVE the fabric you chose; stunning! I was stopping by from the Show and Share and I absolutely love your blog; super cute! I'm definitely a new follower :-)

  10. wow I love them and the fabric is to die for. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to Show and Share #2. I hope you are having fun at the party :)

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  11. Beautiful fabric! Love how they turned out! Great job! Thanks for linking up with us at Show and Share!


  12. Beautiful fabric. I love the pattern and what it does for the room. Very nice.

  13. LOVE the curtains Sam! I think they're awesome! I wish I knew how to sew! I made some curtains tonight, hehe, kind of anyway. I made them to go in my son's room. Thanks for stopping by the other day, I can't wait to show off his new room soon.

  14. Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Please continue sharing your creativity with us during the weekly party.

  15. love these curtains! Great job!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  16. Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!


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