Pitch Black Bedroom

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my plans to make all the curtains for my house. I made living room curtains lickety-split and then I stalled out. But the onset of cold weather jostled me from my laziness.

The bedroom needed curtains the most, and I had some thick gray fabric I got on clearance just or the occasion.

Laughably, I bought 2 yards. TWO. Fool! It’s half of what I needed, enough for only one window.

With the wide-eyed fervor of a Trading Spaces designer, I decided to combine it asymmetrically with another fabric. So I rifled through my stash and found a 1.75 yard remnant of gray-blue linen, roughly the same width of the gray fabric.

Following the Rule of Thirds, I cut a strip 1/3 the full width from each fabric, cutting parallel to the selvage. Then I swapped the strips, keeping the selvages on the outside.

The rest was a piece of cake! I pressed the seam open, and hemmed the sides and the bottom.

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Then I lay the curtain flat, right side down, and lay the lining on top of it. I made what is basically a deep hem for the curtain rod.

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Look how much light they block in full daylight! The room is much cozier and we’re not waking with the sun anymore.

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If you’re keeping score, that’s 5 curtains down, 4 to go!

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Thanks for reading<3

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