My mom learned a valuable lesson this year: you should never ask me what I want for my birthday. Because when I smile and say “Nothing! But I sure would love it if you’d just help me sew some simple curtain panels for my bedroom real quick…”
That means you will be hunkered down over a sewing machine with me for WEEKS. While together we figure out how to make “simple” black-out lined back-tab curtain panels.
You thought you were getting off easy, didn’t you, mom? NOT SO FAST.
As a reminder, here’s the crap-tastic imperfect mood board I made when I last mentioned our master bedroom, which was all the way back in September. Score one for Kelly on timely follow-through!
Here’s our master bedroom before the curtains:
That’s the bed that we made ourselves – see the tutorial here.
Nothing in our bedroom is really internet-ready yet…
But now we have CURTAINS!
The bed is our huge DIY project (tutorial here). The fabric is Premier Prints Avery in Deep Blue.
Each panel is black-out lined and hung with back tabs:
This is the first time I’ve ever made curtains, or sewn a Real Thing That Could Be Store-Bought. I finished these MONTHS before I made the curtains in the nursery…
…but I forgot to blog about them. Because I’m an a-plus blogger. With lots of secret projects and cool things going on behind the scenes.*
*By “lots of secret projects,” I mean, “no secret projects.”
In the next post, I’ll show you the full tutorial for how I made these and the nursery curtains.
UPDATE: See the tutorial here!
You guys know I sew about as well as I yodel (I’ve never yodeled, so I might be making premature assumptions here), so I’d like to go ahead and brag in advance that these curtains DO feature STRAIGHT seams (in most places) and fancy sewing tricks like CUTTING the fabric, and then sewing it together. With a machine. It’s pretty complex.*
*It’s not complex at all.