The Cool House: No-sew curtains

Thursday, May 22, 2008

No-sew curtains

I took the porridge colored drapery panels back to Crate&Barrel and while I was in the store I had a look around to see what I could possibly buy to stop the sun shining through the windows at 5 AM.


I spied this greeny-silver from afar. It was pretty stiff and opaque so I wouldn't have to line it and it was already hemmed so there was no sewing involved. It's the right size and it doesn't matter to me that it's a Linden tablecloth. It's not the first time I've used a tablecloth as a drapery panel.



I bought two 60"x90" tablecloths at $39 each and spent $68 on hardware at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Not as cheap as chips but pretty close. The Guy attached the hardware and I attached the tablecloths to the rods with clips. Just one tiny design dilemma. That central support bracket meant we could only draw the curtains halfway. Oops.


I took the drapes down, cut each tablecloth in half and reattached them lengthwise, folding over the raw edge at the top. Luckily, there was still plenty of fabric. (Insert sigh of relief here).


They go fine with the checkered Pixel drapes on the other window, but eventually I will hem the top, making a pole pocket while I'm about it. I think it will look neater than the clips.
I just need to find the iron so I can stick the Stich Witchey to the fabric. I know we put the iron away when we demo'd the laundry room in December '06, I just can't remember where....

4 comments:

Jenni said...

I am glad I am not the only one who cannot find their iron....I found my ol'travel iron, from before hotel rooms came standard with them. So I am using it but really that is only twice in months.

Great idea for the drapes.

Atlanta New Homes said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea for curtains! Extremely creative. Kind of reminds me of the Sound of Music in a way (when she makes clothes out of the curtains!).

Hope they are able to block the sun out like you predicted!

renovationtherapy said...

Stitch Witchery is the mo shizzle.

No, I don't know what I just said either.

modernemama said...

I have no idea if that's good or bad reno but I refer you to #3 on this link for your further elucidation and edification :)