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How to Sew A Kitchen Curtain Like A Beginner

As I mentioned before, I have never sewed a kitchen curtain and I am not very good at sewing. In retrospect, this would have been a good project to, I don’t know, look up on the Internet prior to beginning, but we live and learn. I started out with some written instructions from Dopey:

instructions

Next, I imagined how long I wanted the curtain to be, and I measured the imaginary curtain against the window. Then I got real technical and type-A and measured the actual curtain fabric:

measuring 1

Eighteen inches in length by whatever many inches the fabric is wide. I don’t need to worry about width, right? As long as it’s wider than the window? Because it’s just going to bunch up anyway, so width doesn’t matter. Width is over-rated.

I don’t have a yardstick, so I used this giant yellow thing Mike has to make sure that I was going to cut my fabric in a straight line. I used a pencil to draw a line to guide my scissors.

measuring 2

And I measured from the top of the curtain down nineteen inches as I went along, because when I didn’t my curtain length got magically shorter as I went along.  See how my first pencil mark ends up at only seventeen inches?

measuring 3

But I fixed it! As you can see.

Once my curtain was cut, I measured and pinned half-inch seams on all four edges. Literally. Measure, pin, measure, pin, measure. I was terrified of having uneven seams.

Toby Helps

Toby helped.

really cat

But not really.

To be continued….


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  • Generalissima

    I am nervously anticipating the result……

  • Generalissima

    I am nervously anticipating the result……

  • Anonymous

    This one is really looking one of the best tutorial about making a kitchen curtain. And this one is really looking so helpful for the beginners. Thanks for sharing some huge informative post about kitchen curtain.

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  • Anonymous

    This one is really looking one of the best tutorial about making a kitchen curtain. And this one is really looking so helpful for the beginners. Thanks for sharing some huge informative post about kitchen curtain.

    custom window treatments

  • Anonymous

    i really want to make my own kitchen curtain and i am so glad i read your post, it really gave me an idea. Cant wait to make my own kitchen curtain. thanks for sharing this.

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