I am in the middle of a creative frenzy — I don’t know why. I have a million projects that I want to do and just not enough time in the day to get everything done! One of my bigger projects is a kitchen re-do. I am slowly working on this one, and one of the elements of it is new curtains.
- Burlap fabric (determine how long and wide you want your curtains to be)
- Two types of fabric – one for the top panel and another for the bottom ruffle
- glue gun and plenty of glue sticks
- iron and ironing board
- Cut your burlap to approximately the size you want the panel to be — add about 1 inch to each of the ends.
- Iron a 1 inch seam to each of the 4 sides of the burlp panel.
- Glue each of the seam ends down.
- Now cut a six inch wide length of your fabric which will make up the top panel of the curtains.
- Glue the sides under of the fabric.
- To make the curtain over the sink — you need a panel of fabric wide enough to go across the top and then you need two panels of fabric that run from the tio of the first panel at the top down and under the curtain and then around the other side — meeting the back top of the curtain. Measure this total and then cut your other panel so they are the same. This will make the curtain hang evenly.
- To make the cafe curtain that runs across the eating nook: you need a panel of fabric that is as long as the length of your fabric. Then you need a coordinating fabric that is 1/3 longer than the length of your burlap because it is gathered.
- The top panel of the fabric is glued at the top of the burlap and its ends meet the ends of the burlap.
- Now you need to iron the coordinating fabric’s seam under. Once this is done, glue the seam down.
- Turn the entire panel of burlap over and attach the coordinating fabric panel to the seam – face down. Gather the fabric approximately every 4-6 inches to make a ruffle. Make sure the seam that you just glued down is facing you.
- Both curtains are hung using cafe curtain rings.