I’ve had a busy past few days holding classes for a couple of new sewing students in my home. It’s always a pleasure to meet new people and especially to help them get started with the love of sewing!
If you live locally and you’ve never made it to one of my classes, I hope you can make it sometime. We always have a good time and learn plenty, too. Here’s a link to my website in case you want to see when my next classes are: StitchinJenny Class Calendar
Anyway, getting to today’s topic, a while back, my mom gave me some fabric that she thought might go well in my kitchen. Some of it is becoming an apron for her and some of it has just become curtains for my naked kitchen window. Yay!
At the end of this post, I’m sharing a link to a free Sewing with Nancy video tutorial that shows how to make these in short order. Honestly, I spent maybe an hour from start to finish and I think they dress up my window nicely.
(so maybe I should have put up the dishes but, you don’t mind, ‘cuz we’re practically family by now right?)
(Hee, hee, my dishes are still there, but a little photo cropping can make me look like super mom!)
Ok, here’s the video tutorial! The only thing I added that wasn’t in the video, was that I needed to make a couple of tie-backs. Otherwise, these curtains would have been an overwhelming wall of blue plates.
For the tie-backs, I cut a long strip of fabric that was 5 to 6 inches wide and was 45 inches long. I folded the long strip with right sides together and stitched the long edge. Then I turned my fabric tube right side out, pressed it, and cut it in half so I’d have 2 tie-backs. I hemmed the raw ends and tied them around my curtains. Easy-peasy and they are quite functional.
Create quick rod pocket curtains
Donna Fenske shows you step-by-step how to make quick curtains with style. You’ll learn:
- The 4 simple steps to sewing a rod pocket curtain
- Easy ways to determine how much fabric you need
- The supplies to use for professional results every time
I hope you enjoy this short tutorial and perhaps it will help you dress up a window of yours, too!
Let’s Get Sewing!
Jenny Gabriel – alter ego: StitchinJenny