Paisley Print Checkered Tab Top Curtains

30 Nov

Well, I did it, I finished the bathroom curtain that I was so excited about a few weeks ago.  I guess it has been done for a while, but I haven’t gotten around to showing everyone till now.  My big plan was to use these two fabrics:


I think the plan worked  Here is what I came up with:

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I know it’s not super exciting, but it is much better than what we had before:


I used the old curtain as a guide and made a large rectangle out of the new paisley fabric…


I hemmed both sides as well as the top, then hung it on the rod to see how long I should make the tabs…


I more or less eye-balled the tabs.  Basically I made a two really long tubes of the check fabric, turned them right side out and cut them into equal strips.




I attached the tabs at equal spaces along the top (with the sewing machine)…


Then added some iron on hem tape to the top edge so the tab would not be floppy….



At this point I hung the curtain up and did the happy dance because it actually worked!


After dancing, I pinned the bottom up, hemmed it, and added the final stripe with iron-on tape.



And there you have it- Paisley Print Checkered Tab Top Curtains!  Have you made any window treatments for your home?  I think this may be my first attempt at curtains.

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I just need a few more things for this little powder room to be complete.  Hopefully I can get those completed soon =)  What is on your do-to list?

Have a fabulous Wednesday!!
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8 Responses to “Paisley Print Checkered Tab Top Curtains”

  1. Ainhoa November 30, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    I’m jealous of your sewing abilities! Love the curtain.
    On my to-do list is: finish painting the board&batten since I think it’ll need a third coat, and building a drying rack. Hopefully they’ll be done by the end of the week!

  2. Regan @ RenovatingRothenbergers November 30, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Your curtain turned out great!! I’m so jealous of all you ladies that can sew. I should have paid better attention in HomeEc!

  3. Jenny November 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Oh, how i wish I could sew beauties like these! xo

  4. britt@knewlywifed November 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today, Kelly! These curtains are unbelievable! I love them, I’m a sucker for paisley print anything! I’m looking at my curtains right now, and seeing lots of possibilities now. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic November 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I love it!! It’s so perfect for the space!

  6. Krystle @ Color Transformed Family November 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    The curtains turned out great. I keep hearing about this no sew hem tape and think it may be something I need to check out. I don’t sew that much but I might if it made things easier. Thanks for motivating me to hopefully start sewing a little more… once things calm down with a new born.

  7. Justine December 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    The curtains look very nice. I especially like that you used more than one fabric. That definitely made them more decorative!

  8. Renee @ Living, Laughing, & Loving December 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Beautiful fabric!! I too wish I had some sewing skills!! I really am thinking of taking some sewing classes cuz I would love to be able to sew my own curtains!!! Good for you!

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