Curtains. I knew we needed them, but I was kind of dreading them. I'm no seamstress, and the cushions that I recovered were a bit stressful (I was so OVER them by about halfway through, but I couldn't stop there!). So I wasn't really looking forward to making these at all. But the straight lines and easy seams proved to be less complicated and a bit less stressful than the cushion recover project. *happy*
I found some fabric that I loved (my lovely mother patiently helped me walk through the fabric store and talk out the possibilities), which helped in starting the project. I initially had a hard time picking out the fabric, so once I found one that I liked, worked with the colors, and I could picture inside our camper, I was ready to lay it out and make the first cut (even though that first cut was still nerve-wracking!).
I just put a simple white liner with it - nothing fancy.
I sewed a 1/4" seam around 2 opposite edges, leaving 2 more edges that needed to be attached.
Because I needed to line up the two curtain sides so the pattern of the fabric was lining up in the middle properly, it was much easier to turn them right side out after I was done sewing the two edges, line up the pattern, iron the fabric into place, then use stitch witchery on the remaining edges. I left a 2-inch space at the top of each piece for the curtain rod to go through.
And that was my process. Much easier than those stinkin' cushions I must say! I was relieved at the process, and was able to bang them out over a few days.
I bought simple white curtain rods to hang them - the ones that wrap around on the edges so we have a little more privacy. (Plus, those old curtain rods were a joke!)
It has come together quite nicely, don't ya think?
I'll post some before/after pics altogether once I gather them all. It will be fun to look at the progress we've made!
To read about our travels, click on the "Life Blog" tab at the top of the page.