Yellow Ticking Stripe Curtains

As soon as I ordered my new rug I knew that I’d have to change my living room curtains. The blue Moroccan print of the rug was too much with the blue Moroccan print of the curtains.  Plus I’ve always wanted longer curtains so I could move the rod up higher.

I searched around for new curtains, but nothing caught my eye, so I decided to make my own…again. I ended up buying five yards of Michael Miller Yellow Ticking Stripe fabric from eBay for $8.50/yard.

I really cheated making these, so please don’t expect a tutorial on how to professionally sew curtains. I used the leftover iron-on hem tape from my office curtains to hem the top and bottom and I left the sides as-is. Someday I’d like to add lining…someday.

I re-hung the curtain rod 5 inches higher, which really makes the window look larger. To hang the curtains I used a set of curtain rings that I found on clearance at Target. I spray painted them white to match the rod.

Doesn’t the window look so much bigger now?! I’m still getting used to the lighter color curtains (right now it looks a little washed out), but I like the change. I think I’ll like it even more once I add bamboo blinds and bring some more color to that side of the room. And with that, another project is crossed off the list!

Replace arm chair
Find coffee table
Sew throw pillows
Buy garden stool
Style entertainment center shelves
Replace missing baseboard
DIY abstract art
Re-paint console table
Buy large plant/pot
Paint China Hutch
Decorate fireplace mantle
Sew curtains
DIY card catalog


  1. You constantly impress me with your ability to commit to curtains. I have had the same ones in my living/dining area for years. Plus they were really expensive... soooo ya know. Lol. I love magical hem tape!

  2. I love ticking stripes. I'm so proud of you for sewing your own curtains--and with stripes no less! Yay!

  3. True. Hanging the curtain rod higher give the impression of a large window--inches bigger than the actual size. Plus, short curtains make a window seem disorganized. Such length works only in a couple of situations, like if you're aiming for a retro vintage look. Anyhow, love the choice of color. Yellow brings more life to the room. :)) Roxie@Allure Window Treatments of Philadelphia


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