It was time to tackle curtain making again!
I have made curtains in the past, but never a lined pair, and I had the added headache of having decided that thermal/blackout lining would be best to use – I had a couple of problems with this when I made the blinds – when you stitch through blackout fabric, you can see pinpricks of light coming through, not great when you’re a bit of a perfectionist!
I had a look at a few tutorials online, but these only served to confuse me more, so in the end I just went with the way I found easiest, probably not the professional way but I’m really pleased with how they turned out!
The grey pair in the lounge were made from scratch, using up a large amount of fabric I’d been given a while ago, and the flowery bedroom pair were originally a pair of handmade curtains I’d found in a charity shop, which I completely unpicked and re-did, including having to add a wide stripe of fabric at the bottom, to give them the length I wanted.
In making these, I learned how to blind hem on my machine, not something I’ve done before, so new curtains, and skills – bonus 😀
Just one pair to go now, for the small bedroom, then we’re all set.