February 7, 2011 By
I hope you guys had a great Super Bowl weekend! I spent mine watching Cars and Toy Story 2 so it was great :-)!
I have also had lots of questions about these…
If you can sew a straight stitch… You can make these babies!
I love the ease and look of panels. I have them throughout my whole house! I was going for cheap and chic for this window so I settled on a mix of drop cloth fabric and ticking.
THIS is the drop cloth that I typically buy at Lowe’s to make panels and curtains. I love the 4′ width of it which means that both sides are already hemmed for me and all I have to do is finish off the top and bottom. Ash has even finished her tops and bottoms using hot glue which works great on this canvas… You can’t even tell!!!
I also bought 1/3 yard of red ticking at JoAnn’s for $5.99 a yard.
I started by cutting my drop cloth to the length I needed it. My window is 51″ so I cut 2- 54″ panels. Then, folded the tops and bottoms two times to form a hem and ironed them down. After ironing them I used my machine to make a straight stitch. If you don’t sew, this is where you would hot glue!
Now I cut 4 – 2.5″ strips of ticking and hemmed one end of each strip the exact same way… Folding, ironing and then straight stitching.
I fed the other end of my ticking strips through my ruffler.
Many of you have heard me talk about my ruffler. It is a foot that attaches to your machine and with a straight stitch it very quickly and easily ruffles your fabric… Can’t beat that! Just make sure you purchase one that is compatible with your brand of machine!
I ruffled each of my strips and attached them to the bottom of the panels like this.
I attached the bottom strip first. This is the top of my panel and I attached the ruffle with the bad side facing forward and up. Then, after I had both sewn on I ironed them down. That gives me this look and hides all my stitching…
I purchased THIS cafe rod in bronze from Lowe’s to hang my ruffled panels.
I also purchased THESE cafe rings from Lowe’s.
That was it… I clipped it up and I was ready to go. The best part about using drop cloth is that the color is the same as I would use to back normal curtains. So… You get to skip that step. Whoop!!
Hope you like them! Let me know if you have any questions!!
DON’T FORGET ABOUT TONIGHT’S PARTY!!!
It starts around 9:00 pm central time! We want to see any and ALL crafts, projects and revamps you gals have been up to without the help of your man!
We have a fun giveaway planned for all that enter so we will see you tonight!
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