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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tutorial: Tie Up Curtain

So It's Tutorial/Etsy Find Thursday....
Today I'll be sharing a tutorial for curtains I made for my kitchen. 
I'm in love with damask print & picked it to decorate my kitchen in after we painted it a "misty surf" color :).
So I made tie up curtains for my kitchen. It's super easy so on with the

Tie up Curtain Tutorial

{This is what I used. Adjust your supplies for window size)
* 1 Yard of main fabric
*1 yard of back fabric 
* One roll of Ribbon
* Sewing supplies

First Measure your window width. 
The width I needed was 39"I just made my curtain one yard long.
Then cut your fabric accordingly, both front & back pieces.

 Next place your front piece and back piece RIGHT sides together, 
Line edges & pin down.

Sew 1/2" seam around whole outer edge leaving a 5" opening at the top of your curtain{make sure you do this so you can turn it right side out}.

After you flip your curtain right side out take the opening 
that you left & tuck in the edges.

Next Iron your curtain, make sure to iron the edges along 
with the opening you just tucked in.

Top stitch 1/4" around the whole outside edge of curtain starting with your opening to sew it closed.

Almost done...

Turn over the top of your curtain enough for your curtain rod 
& then some. Then pin. 
(I added my label to mine :))

Next sew it so you have a curtain rod pocket. 
(you'll need to measure your curtain rode to make sure there is enough room for it to go though)

Now cut two pieces of ribbon that measures the length of your curtain x2. 
This way it reaches down both sides.  
(I didn't attach the ribbon in case I would want to change out the color sometime)

Now hang your curtain up & tie the ties :)

Tada you have a pretty tie up curtain....

 If you have any questions email me :).
Also if you make one using my tutorial I would love to see it!

Happy Sewing ladies!
{For personal use only please}

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  1. Wow, I love it what a great curtain! I have been wanting to make a roman shade type curtain for a while, and you make it look so easy. I also love the fabric! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great job Dominique! I love damask!

  3. Such a cute idea! I may have to redo the curtains in my dining room!

  4. love your matching nails!
    I made these same curtains. a few weeks ago. love them!

  5. I am going to make this. The curtains in my kitchen came with the house and I took them down because they were so ugly. Now I have no curtains in the kitchen and I have been trying to find a curtain style I like. This is it! Thank you for the tutorial!!

  6. Love your nails too! Great job on the curtain...very nice and love the fabric too!

  7. Love the curtain! Love the nails! I need to make a similar curtain for my bathroom window that is over the bathtub. I need some softness in that room!! Thanks for sharing the tute!

  8. sooooooo cute...and look at your fingernails!

  9. I love this project. But I feel the need to tell you that I REALLY love the nails! So cute!

  10. Great tutorial!
    And I am going to chime in on those nails! AWESOME! Did you use a Konad or freehand or somethign else?? DO tell!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  11. Beautiful! Love the fabric you used! Thanks for linking up!

  12. Thanks for sharing, I've been wanting to do something similar.

  13. Great tutorial!! These are very similar to the window treatments in my girls' rooms. The length of ours are exactly the length of the window so that the "shade" fits in the window when they are down to block light. I had them made before I knew how to sew. Nice to see exactly how you did it so I can replicate. :) Stumbled this!

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

  14. This is beautiful, and I LOVE the fabric you used!

  15. OMG!!! I am going to make these for my kitchen window and the girls room when I move them into share and redo the room!!! Thank you and yes please shar on then nails I love that!!!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
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  16. Love the contrasting back fabric! Nice work!
    Visiting from Serenity Now.

  17. That's very cute! I noticed your nails match the fabric. ;) I think I could do this, with that fantastic tutorial. (I'm sort of a novice sewer here). Thank you!

  18. These will be perfect for my living room. Thanks for sharing this. Wish me luck to make these look half as good as you did.

  19. These turned out so pretty and I LOVE that your nails match the curtains! :) Thanks for linking up my Flaunt it Friday party! I'm featuring you so stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you want.

  20. I love damask! I'm going to bookmark this idea for when I need to make curtains for my daughter's room. BTW, your nails are fantastic!

  21. I love the fabric and how simple these are. The ribbon is so great. I also like that you can change it out it you want. Thanks for posting this tutorial. Would love to have you link up at our new link party @

  22. Do your nails match your fabric?? Lol!! I love them both (the nails and curtains :) )

  23. oh how I love damask print! You did a gorgeous job on this curtain!n
    Love the nails too!

  24. Great tutorial! And it looks lovely! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  25. This is just beautiful. I love black and white and the tie up curtain looks so elegant.

  26. Thanks for this tutorial - I am going to make some for my kitchen! And I love how your nails coordinate with the fabric! too funny!

    Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday.

  27. That is awesome! I was going to buy more of this style curtain, I think I will just find the perfect fabric and make them!

    Stopping by from Inspired Wednesday

  28. Coming from Eisy Morgan's link party......Very cute! Love the color of your wall too!

  29. I love this, especially the pattern. I'm your newest follower, mind following me back

  30. That looks great! I don't have a sewing machine, but do you think it would be too ambitious to try it with a hot glue gun? I gotta get super creative with limited resources!

  31. Wow, great job! THanks for linking this up as well, not sure I could ever do this?!! Nice!

  32. Gorgeous- LOVE the fabric choice! Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter- good luck:)

  33. Hi. I'm going to make 2 of these for my kitchen using some curtains I already have. My question is, if I want to attach the ribbon, how do you recommend doing that? Should I sew it on? I've seen people glue them on some sites, but I'm not sure how durable that would be.



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  35. do you ever untie the ribbons to close the shade? If so, how does that look? I want to make these for my daughters room, but not sure if they would look good down too..

  36. This is so easy to do and exactly the type of directions I was looking for. Thank you for posting. Love the idea of not sewing the ribbon on so you can change it out.


    My version. I modified it by using contrasting fabric tubes for the ties, sewing them on, then adding a rod pocket in the contrasting fabric. What I liked about the tutorial was your method of lining the curtain (I used white fabric for the back.) I've made lined curtains before by sewing them right sides out with hemmed edges, but the fabric shifted and they don't hang quite straight.

    1. This curtain is adorable. So cute!

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