|Great view, right?|
All we have in the way of window dressing for this window is an ugly plastic roller shade, which when pulled down serves it's purpose but is not great to look at, so put up the shade you say. Ahh, now there is the problem. We have a neighbor, you can see his window if you look to the left behind our grill and I don't know about you but I don't think I want him being able to see into our kitchen all the time even for the sake of not having to look at an ugly shade. Also did I meantion what a great view we have? Enter the pillowcase!
|Pretty isn't it? My grandma gave it to me, to craft with of course! Thanks Maw!|
You will need these supplies:
Seam Ripper or razor blade
Hand Needle and/or Sewing Machine
Thread to match the pillowcase
And of course a lovely pillowcase long enough for your window (or two if your window is wide).
|There she is again!|
|Take that you seam!|
Step the second: Cut your pillowcase along what used to be the fold.
|See the fold its like it was meant to be. No measuring, just cut! Yeah!|
Now you have 2 pieces of roughly equal size, no measuring required. Its like magic!
Step three: Sew approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch seam around the outside of your curtain or curtains,depending on if you cut the pillowcase in half or not. Remember to tuck in the raw edges of fabric at the opening where you will be placing the curtain rod like this:
|Pull apart a little of the seam like this. Sorry the pics are so fuzzy. New camera phone.|
|Tuck it in and sew around the outside to leave an opening.|
When you get to the bottom corners they are probably going to look like this:
|Rounded, we don't want that. Let's square it off shall we?|
|Fold bottom up, then side in and do the same on the other bottom corner if you are fussy like me.|
Once you have sewed all the way around the outside, tucking in raw edges around openings and squaring off corners you're finished! Go hang that sucker up and admire your handy work!
|and just because I can Crazy Angle!|