Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No Sew Curtains

I have said it too many times…I can’t sew.

It has been an issue on many occasions.  In fact, I must shy away from many DIY projects that involve fabric and a machine.

When we moved into our home in August, the sewing issue once again popped up.  I hadn’t really considered curtains or window treatments for our home.  We did not need them for privacy and I was enjoying the nice wood trim and the view out the windows.  But daughter #1 needed them to block the morning sun.

I grabbed three plain white panels (can’t recall where) and she threw them up on the existing rods.

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Isn’t that delightful?

That is how it’s looked since the end of August.  Momma has been focused elsewhere.  Poor thing.

I decided to do something about it.

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I pulled the curtains down so they were flush with the carpet.  Using Duck Tape, I marked off the desired length.  I removed the curtain, laid it on the ground and pretended I could cut a straight line.

Then I used the greatest invention ever!

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I folded the curtains to the desired length and used Heat n Bond.  All you need is an iron.

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How cool is that?

I did three windows in about an hour, including my lazy attempt to iron the wrinkles.

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The Heat n Bond was purchased for a few bucks from JoAnn’s.  It worked perfectly.  The imperfections are from my cutting, measuring and the very old and not level windows!

Stay warm on this Halloween!

XO-

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