It’s still take-a-look Tuesday – scroll on down. But it’s also the Playroom Craft Parade, so I had to keep that fun rolling…
Here’s a shot of the fabrics I used up-close. They are Riley Blake and I LOVE them. I designed the whole space around these colors. The playhouse has a window in it, so of course it needed a curtain. The small challenge was that I wanted it to look good from the inside of the playhouse and from the outside, or the playroom area. That way the kids could pull the curtain and put on a puppet show.
So here’s a quick how to make a double-sided curtain. If you want a bottom band, attach that first. You’ll need 2 panels – one for the front and one for the back. Then hem or serge the sides – this is because when you have the tunnel where the rod goes through you’ll want it finished on the ends.
Oh, I forgot to mention, grab a helper or two – straight line sewing is fun for kids.
Put your two panels right sides together and sew the top and the bottom, then turn the whole thing right-side out. Then sew your side seams (which you already hemmed) to each other, but when you get to where your rod goes, leave an opening. Then sew across for a tunnel for the rod. I think this is best explained using a picture:
That’s it! Double-sided curtain – for decor or for puppet shows – it’s multipurpose. I just grabbed the cheapest rod I could find. It came with gold hardware but I just spraypainted it white (what’s with all the gold when you buy cheap things?!)
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