Enjoy the summer sunshine but keep cool with this stunning vintage inspired café curtain.
This type of curtain affords privacy while letting in the light, and makes the window a pretty feature. It’s simple but looks effective and stylish; you can also personalise to create your own unique design.
You will need:
Main fabric measuring 18 x 36in (45.7 x 91.5cm)
Lining fabric measuring the same
Nine pieces of main fabric measuring 3 x 8in (7.5 x 20.3cm)
Nine lining pieces measuring the same
- To make the tab tops, lay the nine fabric rectangles right sides together with the nine lining pieces and sew around three sides, leaving one end open for turning.
- You may find a loop turner makes the job easier; this is a metal stick with a hook on the end (see page 11*). Feed it into the tube and grab the end of the fabric, then simply pull through.
- Fold over the bottom of the curtain fabric twice by ¼in (0.5cm) and sew to make a hem, then do the same with the lining fabric.
- Evenly space the nine tabs across the right side of the curtain fabric, raw edges together and facing inwards, and pin.
- Lay the lining on top of this and pin across the top and sides, then sew all the way round. Turn the right way out and press.
- Fold over the tabs and secure each one with a button. Thread the curtain pole through and hang the curtain.
*For this project but loads more stunning sewing ideas, grab a copy of the Half Yard Home book by our very own Debbie Shore, available here.