decorative pillow shams How to Make Curtains The No-Sew, Lazy Way pillow covers farmhouse

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This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost you a penny more)!Click here to read my full disclosure policy If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you have probably read at least oncethat I avoid sewing whenever possible. Sure, I do sew simple things like these super simple curtain panels, thisDIY bed canopy or these duvet covers, but when I can avoid sewingdecorative pillow shams, I generally do.

So, when I fell in love with this gorgeous fabric that was perfect for Attley's room, I was certain of 2 things:1) I didn't want to buy enough fabric to make full curtain panels because that would be too expensive and, 2) I really didn't want to sew entire panels anyway.

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So, I figured out how to make these DIY curtains the lazy way and without sewing a thing! Read on to learn how to make curtains for yourself using my super lazy method.

If you would like FREE printable instructions for this project, just click the image below!:)

1) Iron your pre-made curtain panels. My curtain panels were 57″; wide and 108″; long (you can hem them with the hem tape if needed). 2) Decide on how thick you want your strip of accent fabric to be. Mine is about 12 inches thick. You need to cut two strips of fabric 2 inches thicker than you want your finished strip to be. Iron both strips so that they are smooth. 3) Next, fold the top and bottom of each fabric strip over about 1 inch and iron the fold into place. 4) Then, position a strip of hem tape under each fold and iron it into place according to the instructions on your packaging (it differs depending on the brand you use). Then repeat for the short edges of your fabric strip so that it looks like this at the corners when you are finished. 5) Decide on where you want to position your accent strip of fabric. I positioned mine right below the curtain rod pocket at the top of each panel. Place your fabric stripright side up on your curtain panel where you plan to adhere it. Then place hem tape under the 4 edges of your fabric strip and iron it into placeaccording to the instructions on your packaging. Now, my fabric strip wasn't quite as wide as my curtain panels (my fabric was 54″; wide and my curtain panels were 57″; wide), so I centered the accent strip on each curtain panel. That means the fabric strip doesn't run completely from edge to edge of the curtain panel, but that doesn't bother me. In fact, I really didn't notice once I hung the curtains. That's it! Told you this was the how to make curtains the no-sew, lazy way! I wasn't kidding ;) And it was a super cost-effective project, too! Custom curtain panels would have cost me hundreds of dollars, but this project came in at right around $50. Attley loves them. I love them. Joe is happy they didn't cost a fortune. Everyone is happy. Check out how they turned out. If you love this idea, be sure to save it to Pinterest. And before you head out be sure to grab one of my free design guides and check out my other popular DIY posts.

Happy Monday! A special welcome to new friends from Claire Brody‘s summer home. I always look forward to seasonal home tours like this one hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. It’s fun to see how homes evolve throughout the year, and through the years and especially rewarding to reflect on the progress we’ve made in our home. I wanted to take a different approach to our summer home tour. To be honest, most of my home tours have been prepped before I’ve photographed, usually when the girls are at school or resting comfortably in their bedrooms, but that’s a less than accurate picture of our home. Pillows aren’t always perfectly placed, flowers aren’t always in full bloom and most importantly, we live here, it’s not a studio. A few weeks ago, photographer Alea Lovely came to capture our family and graciously offered to take some shots of our home as well {which I didn’t anticipate}, so today you’re going to see our honest summer home and how we utilize it! I hope you enjoy it and consider sticking around to peruse for a while, after all, you have a little time before you visit Brooke’s tour on Nesting with Grace tomorrow morning.

When we first moved into our new house, I knew the first thing that needed to be addressed was these stairs. I ripped up all of the upstairs carpet and had the hard wood underneath (Woo-hoo! Original hard wood floors!!) re-finished. This left me with the stairs. I ripped up the nasty old carpet, and then I thought about a solution.

Welcome back to the BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt-Along! I’m BERNINA Expert and Amanda Murphy and in this post we’ll be working on the quilt’s optional side border embroideries. This was originally scheduled for December but some of you have been such enthusiastic piecers and embroiderers we decided to post this step early!