I’ve wanted to make some type of window curtain/covering for our powder room for years. Years–as in about 6. My mom sews, but I didn’t take an interest in learning until I moved away and had my own home. Tragedy! If I could turn back time, I’d sit my booty down next to her and get to learning. Just as how as an adult I’m learning her kitchen tricks and delicious recipes, and wish I would’ve spent more time in the kitchen with her as a girl.
Unfortunately, I don’t live near my parents now (sniff), but fortunately I’m blessed with my mom-in-law living nearby who taught me to make curtains early last week. She’s just as patient a teacher in her home as she is in her classroom. Lucky me! Thank you, Pam!
I’ve been on a toile kick for several months and I found just the toile fabric I had in mind. Yippee Skippy!
I went with black toile although the red teased me. But I had a vision and was determined not to second guess my choice.
Much to this novice’s surprise, after some measuring and simple sewing, my little curtain was done. I wanted to add a little something to them to give them a bit more cottage cuteness. I’d picked up a spool of twill black ribbon when I bought the fabric so I stitched them at the top of the curtain and tied a pretty bow. Just what they needed! I also chose a simple black curtain rod.
Here’s a little before and after for your viewing pleasure (or because I love before and afters ;)).
Before: Bare window and new shelf that didn’t quite fit. I (my husband) installed this black rack since I’m often irritated that I have nowhere to put spare squares. It was the only black accessory/hardware in the room and one reason I wanted to go with the black toile fabric.
After: Tough to get good pics in this small room, but here it is :) All but a few windows (including the powder room & laundry room) in our home are framed in molding. I prefer them that way which is partly why I wanted to cover up the top of this window.
I have a few other things to change in this room to cozy cottage it up. I’ll be replacing some hardware including the toilet paper holder and the unseen towel bar on the opposite wall. I have a picture to frame and hang as well. Eventually, I might paint this small space, but for now I’m just enjoying it as is.
So there you have my first foray into curtain making! I’ll share my laundry room project soon and hope you’ll stop in then to check it out!