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All you need is a needle, thread, some fabric, and these step by step instructions to start sewing.
You Will Need
- Measuring tape
- Iron and ironing board
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- Bed sheets (optional)
Measure the window for which you will be making curtains and determine the length at which you would like the curtains to fall.
Add hem allowances
Add 6 inches to the length and 4 inches to the width to allow for the hem.
Iron your fabric.
Measure fabric and cut
Cut out your curtain panels with the additional length and width for hems.
Lay out and fold side over
Lay one curtain right side down. Fold the sides over 1/2 inch, toward the wrong side of the fabric, and fold over again.
Iron the folded edges into place and pin down with straight pins.
Stitch the hemmed sides into place on a sewing machine. Stitch close to the fold farthest away from the edge. Remove pins as you go.
Lay out and fold top hem
Lay curtain right side down and fold the top over 1/2 inch. Fold it over again and iron. Now fold over 4 inches to create a "pocket," press, and pin into place.
Stitch the hemmed top along the inside fold, farthest away from the edge, to make a rod pocket. Remove pins as you sew.
Lay out and fold bottom
Lay curtain right side down and fold the bottom hem over 1/2 inch, then fold it over again. Press and pin into place.
Stitch the hemmed bottom along the inside fold farthest away from the edge, removing pins as you go and backstitch at the edge. Repeat all steps with the other curtain and hang them. Now your windows are decorated to your style, and your beauty sleep is preserved!