One piece was a striped fabric that had the exact shade of blue as the towels in our Master Bathroom. Our garden tub (which I love, by the way!) has a window directly above it, facing the neighbor's house. Not exactly the most private setting. We purchased a cheap paper blind after we moved in so that we didn't have to crawl around the bathroom when trying to take a bath, but it is anything but attractive. So, I measured the window, measured this particular piece of fabric, and discovered it would be the perfect fit!
I don't have pictures of this process, but I basically sewed the fabric, lined with clearance blackout lining, in a large rectangle, with a pocket rod at the top.
|This is the bottom hem.|
|These are lined just as I demonstrated in this post.|
|Simple pocket rod sewn by folding over the top edge 1" and stitching straight across.|
After hanging it onto the rod (I already had the rod), I simply gathered each side, accordion style, and sewed a piece of coordinating thread through it a few times to keep it gathered like that.
|I stitched from the backside of the fabric around to the front and continued for several stitches.|
|One side is even held together with a large safety pin and from far away you can't tell. Someday I'll fix it...|
It was SO simple! Best part, it seriously only cost me $2.75!! Proof of the fact that sewing your own home decor really can save you a ton of money!
Have you used any fabric remnants lately?