First of all… I don’t sew. I failed sewing in high school, I mean I miserably failed. It was not pretty. However, I sewed drapes for my master bedroom and living room... Go Me! I can sew a straight line so each panel is sewn with four straight lines… very simple.
I found the fabric at Hancock's in the clearance section for $5.99/ yd, so if I messed it up it wouldn’t be too big a deal. My ceilings are pretty tall so each panel needed 3 ½ yards with a total of four panels in each room. There is a one inch hem on each side and the bottom, then a four inch hem at the top so that it would be thicker and therefore maybe hang better (I think it worked, I got the look I was going for). I used curtain ring clips and hung them Nester Style (fold and clip)... thank you Nester for the easy instructions, I need easy. :-)
I found that curtain rods are very expensive, especially when you need sixteen feet, so I purchased two eight foot closet rods for each room (a total of four rods) and spray painted them with espresso spray paint then added finials to each end. In the middle where the rods meet is covered by the bracket. I used three brackets in each room.
Here are the living room drapes:
The bedroom drapes... it was difficult to get a good photo because of the light coming in the windows, hopefully you can get an idea of what they look like. The fabric is chocolate brown with a blue dot cluster and the walls are the same shade of blue as the dots. Here is a close up of the fabric:
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