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  • Moira

Milberry Green Meadows Crafts: How to Make Simple Curtains

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

Making your own curtains is actually really easy. It will generally be cheaper than anything you can buy new in the shops. And of course, you will have your own one-of-a-kind curtains exactly the colour and style that you want! (As usual, I have included links to Amazon, and we receive a small commission if you buy anything from these.)

Start by assembling your supplies. You will need:

  • some fabric

  • a tape measure

  • pins

  • thread (in a colour to match your fabric)

  • fabric scissors

  • scissors for trimming thread etc - I have a pair of these stork scissors which are super cute

  • clip on curtain rings

  • a tension curtain rod - PRO TIP - make sure your curtain rings are larger in diameter than your curtain pole

  • either a sewing machine or a needle

I found a pretty cotton fabric online with a tree motif. Yuri the cat took quite a liking to it!

Your first job is to measure out your fabric. Add

Next, cut your fabric to the correct length using your fabric scissors. Yuri wanted to help with this bit too.

Measure and fold over a 2.5 cm hem around the outside of each curtain, holding it there with pins about every 2.5 cm.

Now using your sewing machine, sew along the hem, taking out the pins as you go. You can do this bit by hand but it will take a long time, so if you don't have a sewing machine see if you can borrow one from a friend. Trim your threads at the end.

Next, clip on your curtain rings at regular intervals along the top seam about 2.5 cm - 5 cm apart.

Thread your curtain rings onto your tension curtain pole and install it. These curtains are in our shepherd's hut. Pretty!

To learn more about our shepherd's huts visit this page.


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