This weekend, I went looking for curtains for my bedroom at Target. To say that I'm in love with Target would be a major understatement, but when it came to buying curtains, I was more than disappointed with Target's prices. My biggest pet peeve with window treatments is that they are being sold in single panels now. At prices ranging from $19.99-29.99, that means that it would take at least $40 for me to treat 1 window... much less 2 windows!!
Luckily mom and I noticed that Target had a table cloth that matched the throw pillow currently on my bed. I remembered that I'd pinned a picture of "no sew curtains" on Pinterest last week and knew that this was the perfect time to put my pinning to good use. Each tablecloth was only $15.99. I was able to create 4 window panels for less than $35 instead of buying 4 window panels for a total or $120. Here's the story line of how this craft turned out with before and after. Enjoy!
|Target has some fabulous patterned tablecloths right now... this one happened to match my pillow.|
|My throw pillow is the opposite of the fabric with a purple background and tan flowers.|
|First step is to lay out the table cloth and cut it evenly into two panels...|
note: dogs are attracted to cloth of any kind... ha!
|For those "sewing-challenged" people like myself... |
use Heat and Bond to hem the trimmed side of the table cloth.
|Then Head and Bond is the perfect size and |
actually matches the hem on the tablecloth perfectly.
|BEFORE: My boring old tan curtains were in desperate need of an update.|
|Target also has these hanger clips which were perfect for hanging my "curtains"|
|AFTER: I'm in love with the pattern and it add such character to the room!|