Monday, July 4, 2011
Since we're not planning to move anytime soon, we've started to make little improvements to the house here and there. Replacing the old (and broken) mini-blinds with cafe curtains was our first step.
We bought a nice warm wood colored curtain rod and some cotton fabric from our favorite fabric store. Admittedly, this project took us two attempts. The cutting board we have wasn't big enough to easily measure the fabric and we had to do all the cutting on the floor (not the easiest place to measure things well).
We followed some basic instructions on making the 3 different kinds of edges you need for a curtain of this type and learned that ironing folds before sewing them makes such a difference!
Next up, curtains for our big living room window.