|Anthropologie earrings and dress, Kate Spade Westward Ingenue clutch, Bandolino booties|
Hurray for Friday! I’ve had a crazy exciting week and can’t wait for the weekend. This week’s Friday’s Fancies centers on fall colors. I decided to cheat and make my outfit a combination of fall and my curtain fabric. And I decided to subtly pick up the diamonds in the fabric.
|Premier Prints Annie, Corn Yellow/Kelp Linen|
Now that I had my fabric cut, it was time get my iron and sewing machine on. I folded and ironed under a 1/2 inch on each side of the ribbon tab.
Then I folded and ironed 1/2 inch on each side of the length of the fabric. Then I folded over and ironed another 1/2 inch on each side of the length of the fabric. Now the raw edge of the fabric was neatly tucked inside my 1/2 inch hem.
Now that the sides were complete, it was time to tackle the top of the curtain. I folded under and ironed a 1/2 inch. Then I folded over and ironed 4 inches so the back would have a clean finish. This also created a pocket if I ever wanted to go the pole-pocket route.
Time for the tabs! I tucked the bottom fold of the ribbon underneath the folded fabric. Then I pinned down each side of the ribbon tab. This created little “belt loops” for the curtain rod to slide through. After the tabs were pinned about 5 inches apart, I took everything over to the sewing machine.
This is a better view where you can see the bottom fold of the tab tucked under the fabric. I sewed the bottom part of the tab and hem first. Then I sewed the top part of the tab, making sure I had my 1 inch hem at the top.
Here’s the back of the curtain with the completed tabs!
Hope you have a fantastic fall weekend!