As a sort of sequel to my last post about damask, I thought I’d share this cute little cafe curtain made from a cotton sheer with a brown and cream damask-like flap.
As with several of my how-to posts, I realize after the fact that I’m missing a few steps in my photos. So we’ll just use our imagination, shall we?
The flap is 9″ long and lined with a solid off white lining. Often I’ll just double the flap but in this case we didn’t want the brown fabric to be noticeable from the exterior of the home.
The cafe is 54″ wide but cut in the center, hemmed with a double hem and side hems to form two approx. 25″ wide x 37″ long panels.
The curtain is hung with 12 @ 1/2″ wide ties made from the cotton sheer.
Here you can see the process of folding the fabric to make the ties. Each tie is approximately 14″ long. Beginning with a strip of fabric 2″ wide x 15″ long, fold lengthwise 1/2″ in on each side, iron, fold again, iron. Fold under 1/2″ on each end.
Imagining…top stitch each tie to close.
Fold ties in half and equally space 6 ties on each panel.
Here you can see I used a 4″ piece of the sheer as a facing. The facing is about 2″ wider on each end than the panels.
Layer sheer, flap (both with right sides facing up), ties and facing. Stitch together.
Turn facing under and iron.
On each end, fold excess making sure to include your seam.
Stitch in place.
This curtain was made to hang on the interior of a client’s glass panel front door (similar to mine). My wonderful husband was helping to hold the rod in place for me to take pictures.
This sweet window treatment is so versatile. It can be made floor length or shorter as shown here, with a flap, without a flap, ties or rings, dressed up or dressed down!
So many options but always a great choice!
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