Monday, March 1, 2010

ric rac trimmed curtains

Start with fabric that is 10" longer than your desired finished length.
You will use the entire 54-60" width of fabric.
For two fabrics like I used, cut one length 1/4 to 1/3 the length and the other 3/4 to 2/3, depending on how much accent fabric you want on the bottom.

Pin the ric rac to the edge of your fabric

and stitch down the middle.

Stitch the trimmed section to the second fabric section,
right sides together.

the trimmed result

Turn under, press and stitch the hem.
Make the width of your lining 3" narrower than your fabric panel width.
Hem the lining bottom like above, turning under and pressing.
Stitch lining to fabric panel, right sides together, turn right sides out and press.
The fabric will come around 1.5 " onto each side of the lining.
This keeps the lining from showing from the front.
Turn under top edge 1/4 ", press.
Fold over 5 ", press and stitch close to edge, then stitch again to make the rod casing. Casing width depends on how wide your curtain rod is. Leave 1.5" additional to accommodate the fabric gathering on the rod. I used a 1" rod so my casing was 2.5".

the finished lined 84" panels

The result: tied back, hanging in the nursery.

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10 comments:

  1. Dang, you made that look easy! How about I just send my fabric (and check) to you? LOL! :)

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  2. CUTE!!!! Love these. Your tutorial is awesome. Thank you!

    ~Liz

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  3. I love the fabric! The curtins look great! I agree, you make it look so easy. =)

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  4. Good grief! You're just full of talented surprises aren't you? It's been so long since I used my sewing machine, I'm not sure I even remember how. Hmmm... Perhaps I need to reacquaint myself with the old girl because I'd love to have some new perky curtains.

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  5. Thank you so much for you sweet comment! I am so happy to have had you stop by - your blog(s) are beautiful. I cannot even imagine the joy & excitement you must feel waiting for your first grandchild to arrive!

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  6. Another pro job by SJN! Stunning! :) xoxo

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  7. LOVE rick rack and you used it beautifully!

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  8. adore these! The toile, the ric rack, the contrasting color! they are amazing!

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  9. Your curtians turned out beautiful! I love the color of the two fabrics together and how you encorporated the rick rack trim.

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