June 29, 2010

Playroom: Double-sided Curtain

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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4 Fabulous Comments:

Where did you get that fabric...it is so cute and would be perfect in my playroom too. 'Course, I'm totally jealous of your "under the stairs" thing...oh well. So smart making it double sided!

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Thanks

Jess

I found the fabric on Etsy by searching in supplies for "Riley Blake" - it's the All Star pattern, and Poppy Seed Fabrics has a charm pack of it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49707502/new-riley-blake-all-star-the-entire

Love the curtains!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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