Happy Monday everyone! I have been wanting new curtains in our living rooms since we moved into this house. Fortunately, the house came with curtains already but they were straight from the 70’s. We dealt with them through the wedding but knew we’d eventually replace them. One good thing about them – they were heavy enough to block out the Texas sun! When my mom and brother were here a couple of weeks ago, I told her that I wanted to get some new curtains for the living room. I had this big bolt of fabric that she had given me literally YEARS ago that I have lugged through 3 moves and told her we needed to use that! It’s a wonderfully retro pattern which fits our little retro house! She suggested using some stitch witch to bind the edges instead of sewing – we all know how my sewing machine and I get along! So we set out on this new project that only took a couple of hours and cost less than $30! 🙂 That’s what I’m talking about!!!
What you’ll need:
Fabric of your choice (make sure to measure how long you want your curtains to be!)
Stitch Witch (I went through about 2 packages of it)
An old dish towel (wet)
Ironing Board or Table
Curtain Hanging Hooks
Start by laying out your fabric and laying the stitch witch down as wide as you want to make the edge. I didn’t make much of an edge because I wanted as much of the fabric for length as possible.
Fold the fabric over the stitch witch and then lay your wet dish cloth over that. Then iron! Make sure your dish cloth is really wet but not dripping. You’ll need the moisture to help bind, especially for thicker fabrics!
Lift up your towel and check the edge to make sure it is good and sealed! Then move around the panel repeating these steps.
Then hang! I used the curtain rod that is already up (and will eventually spray paint a different color). I love those little curtain hooks!
Then I decided to add in a plain brown panel to help give it some variety with the stripes!