Dining Room Window Panels

Hey guys!

I wanted to share my window panels I just made for the dining room.  If my directions seem a bit wonky just go with it… They probably are.  I have made several drapery panels and I made these using my favorite method.

I found my fabric at Joann’s.  It’s a Waverly print called Bedazzle.  I loved it even though it cost a pretty penny.  I figured they would be hanging for a while so I splurged.

First… Cut both your drapery fabric and your liner 3.5″ longer than the length you want it.  I also cut my liner so that my drapery fabric was 2″ wider than the liner.

Next, I like to do my bottom hems.  I use my serger to finish all the edges but you can also just make a normal hem.  Fold your hem on each piece up 3″ and iron to keep it in place.

I did the same for my drapery fabric and put a straight stitch on all 4 pieces.

Now you should have 4 separate pieces of fabric… 2 drapery pieces and 2 liner pieces.  Join 1 drapery piece and 1 liner together good sides facing each other.  Make sure your hems are on the same end.  Now run a straight stitch down each side.  You should have a big “pillowcase” with two open ends.

Finally, you will run a straight stitch along the top of both pieces.  This will be the opposite end of your hems you did earlier.  Once you have finished that you are ready to flip it right side out.

Final step… Yeah!  Iron your edges down for a clean look.  Because you made your drapery fabric slightly wider than your liner, your edges should look a bit like this from the back.

Now just clip it up and you are set!  I finished mine in a couple hours.  If you have a sewing machine and can do a straight stitch, you can make these!

Here they are all finished!

Don’t you LOVE the fabric???

Hope you like them!

Did I mention that writing a sewing tutorial is a whip?  So hard to put basic steps into words!  Hopefully you got the basic idea though ;-)

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Thanks so much guys!


  • Misty McKitrick Wells

    Where’d you get the curtain clips? So going to do this for our nursery!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Natalie R.

    Oh booooooooo. This was forever a go and you have to sew!!!!!! Awesome job girl!

  • Jenny Leiser

    How long is that curtain rod and what do you have to do/look for in a curtain rod to make sure a longer one does not droop over time?

  • Ashley Robinett Hoyt

    I love the color of your dining room with the white trim and brown floors. …the curtains looks awesome too! What is your wall color???

  • http://www.facebook.com/brittany.knapp Brittany Sue Pape

    How do I make that little fancy thing underneath your window?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/valerie.halles.5 Valerie Halles

    may i ask how much fabric you bought for both

  • Liz

    These are so beautiful! Think they would look lovely in my bedroom :) would you mind helping me work out how how much fabric to use? My windows are 3meters tall by 1.5 meters wide. Any tips would be great!

  • http://www.thekindlecrew.com jennifer kindle

    okay! love the drapes. I’m going to borrow your tutorial…THANK YOU! Also, is your concrete in the pic painted or stained? AND…did you paint/stain it when it was built or did you rip the carpet up and do it? We are thinking about doing it…just wondering because it looks GREAT!! Jennifer

  • http://www.wadsworthseo.com Kat Wadsworth

    Hey! Could you explain how you stitch the top of the curtain a little further for me? I’m not fully understanding how that happens. Thanks!

  • Malynda

    I am obsessed with these curtains! Is there anyway you could share the measurements of the fabric that you purchased, so I can attempt to recreate? Thanks so much!

  • jenny b

    love the curtains! and as my daughter’s name is Waverly is seems just right :) please do tell what color wall paint you’re using. so pretty.

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  • Kelsey Call

    Gorgeous! What color of gray is on your walls!? There are SO many grays, im having a hard time finding the perfect one! Thanks!

  • http://facebook Guinnevere

    I do love the fabric. My bedding happens to be the exact same fabric from Waverly. I used Tiffany blue on my walls to go with my bedding.

  • http://craftysisters-nc.blogspot.com Candace

    What a change! I LOVE your fabric choice! I wanna hear (and see) more about your acid stained concrete floor! How cool!

  • http://www.b3hd.blogspot.com Bernadette @b3hd

    Beautiful drapes (I’ve had my eye on that fabric for a while). Wish I had the patience and the skill to make my own. One day…


  • http://cornerhouseblog.com Laura

    Lovey curtains. I love the colors.

  • http://acozycupoftea.blogspot.com Kristina Carter

    i LOVE these panels! i’m visiting from tater tots and jello! VERY CUTE!!

  • http://www.thebirdspapaya.com Sarah @ The Bird’s Papaya

    I love this! that fabric was SOOOO worth the splurge! beautiful job.

  • http://www.balancingthedream.blogspot.com Jessica @ Balancing the Dream

    WOW!!! i am sooo in love with this fabric, and sooo in love with your panels!! great job!!! i’m pinning it!!

  • http://www.blessedfully.blogspot.com Patti

    I think you need to try out for DesignStar on HGTV…I love all your ideas! Just sayin’ :)

    • Shanty2Chic

      Haha! Thanks so much Patti… You are sweet :-)

  • Becky

    Wow! Those look great! I couldn’t help but notice the floor – I love it! Is it acid stained concrete?

    • Shanty2Chic

      Yes it is! Thanks Becky!

  • http://www.evolutionofstyleblog.blogspot.com Jenny@EvolutionofStyle

    Gorgeous! I love the fabric you chose – great print and great colors! Looks really beautiful against the gray walls. Wanna come over to my house and sew some panels for me? Sewing + Me = Tantrum. ;-) I did make some no-sew roman shades, so I’m halfway there, right?

    • Shanty2Chic

      That’s for sure halfway Jenny!! Thanks for your sweet comments! :-)

  • Sarah E.

    I LOVE the fabric!! Just wish it didn’t cost so much! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Tracy

    I think your blog has single-handedly turned me into a grey fan. just sayin’

    • Shanty2Chic

      Haha! Thanks Tracy! Isn’t it funny how bright and happy gray can be?? :-)

  • Lupe

    Great fabric! I’m sure you already know about it, but I often find Waverly fabric for a fraction of the cost at those fabric outlets on Harry Hines. I head out there often and just buy a couple of yards of different fabric for my stash :)

    • Shanty2Chic

      I do love Perth St. Lupe! I have been there many times but I disnt know if they carried newer lines from Waverly so I just went for Joann’s this time. You are right though! It’s so much cheaper!

  • http://www.shineyourlightblog.com Lisa

    Whitney, I love your fabric! I so want to be a sewer and make panels like these! So, so pretty!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Lisa! You should invest in a cheap machine and learn! It’s simple and you won’t ever regret it! -W

  • http://www.theidearoom.net Amy {The Idea Room}

    Love the whole room! Love the fabric and your paint color too. Do you hire out? ;)

    • Shanty2Chic

      I’m expensive Amy ;-) Thanks friend!

  • http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com Marty@A Stroll thru Life

    Your drapery panels look fabulous and your fabric is totally stunning. I love them. Hugs, Marty

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Marty ;-)!

  • http://joyouslylivinglife.blogspot.com ~ ~ Ahrisha~ ~

    Love the fabric you picked. . .sweet. Great crown molding too.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Ahrisha!! I appreciate it! :-)

  • http://Decoratingcents.blogspot.com Andrea

    I love the pattern and the grey and yellow. I have been trying to find a room I can incorporate yellow. Maybe I’ll do my powder room since it’s already grey.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Go for it!!!
      Thanks :-)

  • http://[email protected] Leanne Marquis

    I do. I do love that fabric. And the walls. and your trim. Love. love. love.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Leanne!! :-)