I received lots of Pioneer Woman Collection dishes, pots and pans and other odds and ends for Christmas. After we returned home, I got to get them all out and played with them. Then I decided I wanted a new curtain for the kitchen because the old one didn't match anymore. I went to Pinterest of course and then the light bulb went on! Ding!
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $14.00 Difficulty: Medium
Disclaimer: I'm not a seamstress.
I can run a pretty straight line (mostly) and the end product was all that mattered to me and I love how it turned out!
NOTE: My kitchen window measures 33" x 33". If your window is smaller or larger, you may end up with a totally different look.
I started with a 70" round tablecloth in the Country Garden print from Walmart. You can find it HERE. I paid $13.96 for mine and got two small curtains out of it.
First you'll want to wash and dry your new tablecloth to prevent any shrinkage in the future. Next, I cut mine directly in half.
I knew I wanted a big ruffle on the top so after I had it cut in half I held it up to my window to see how far down I wanted it to hang. I decide to cut 12" off the unfinished side to make my ruffle.
I needed a sleeve for the tension rod to slide through so I used the other half of the table cloth that was left over and I cut a 3" piece from that.
I folded the edges to the center and then pressed it for stitching.
Next I pinned the sleeve to the curtain back only, I left the ruffle out. I ran a stitching line on the very lower edge of the sleeve and then the very upper edge of the sleeve. Lastly, I pressed the whole curtain using some spray starch for a crisp smooth finish.
I threaded the curtain onto the tension rod and then placed it in the window and fluffed as needed to achieve the look I wanted. I hate that our window frames are a dark color, but that's whole other post isn't it! lol!
Check out my blog for more pictures and detailed steps to make this curtain, also there is also a BONUS IDEA in this same post to use up the rest of the leftover tablecloth! Thanks for looking!
Materials I used for this project:
- Tension Curtain RodBuy MaterialStarting at $8.54
- White sewing threadBuy MaterialStarting at $3.49
- Sewing machineBuy MaterialStarting at $35.99
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