I absolutely love collecting vintage scarves and fabrics. Not only are they really beautiful with each one showing off a unique geometric pattern, a feminine floral sequence, or a scene with people and/or animals, but they are also really really cheap to buy. Once you collect enough, can be sewn into your own custom made boho curtains!!
I normally go looking around all the charity shops in York to find these goodies – i also use laces and embroidered napkins!! Honestly – what ever you can get your hands on would be good to try out for some quirky one of a kind style.
1. Iron and clean all fabrics and lay them out to configure your design. Create two panels of mixed fabrics.
2. When you have your final layout, flip all fabrics over and pin the left fabrics together to make a vertical panel that is half the width of a full curtain. Overlap the fabrics’ edges and pin 1/4″ down from the edge. Do the same thing with the right fabrics to make the second half of the first curtain.
3. Sew along all pinned seams, working carefully to avoid snagging the delicate fabric. You now have two vertical panels sewn. Pin these two vertical panels together in the center, again overlapping by 1/4″.
4. Sew down the center to create the center seam. Cut any loose threads. You now have one full curtain
5. Repeat steps two through four to create your second curtain.
6. Sew on your chosen header (pencil pleat header/eyelets/loops) to hang your curtains.
7. You curtains are now complete! Iron down the hems and any wrinkles. If you are hanging these curtains in front of window that receives full sunlight for extended periods of time, you should place curtains liners behind these, as the fabric may fade in bright sun.
Well I’m back in the lovely York now, it’s been an amazing two weeks I have enjoyed it so much and havnt stopped! My favourite things that I did in Paris were:
National History Museum, just beautiful grounds and the zoo is fab
Centre of Pompidou, saw amazing works by Kandinsky and Klee!!
The Louvre, obviously amazing but the outside grounds and the funky pyramid glass statues are gorgeous
Wondering around all the pretty streets, walking along the river and seeing the Notre dame and other pretty buildings.
So that’s my favourite things that I did but obviously everyone is different and likes different things etc.
I’m quite glad I’m going back because I havnt been able to do anything crafty in TWO WEEKS. I am actually getting withdrawals now because I normally sew everyday. I don’t know what other people do? On the evening like what do you do when you havnt got any crafts to do???
I’ve got five orders from etsy to make, a bag to send, and two people have requested some handmade curtains for me to make so I’m gonna get straight into the orders. I’ve been updating my SEO on my etsy site so hopefully that will help as well.
Kind of want to make other animals but not sure which ones? What are you favourite cushions in my shop and what would you like to see more of?
Hi there, sorry I’ve been abit absent lately!! I’m busying doing lots of crafts and working on my degree. Just thought I’d show you what I’ve been working on in my home and hopefully inspire people to get creative themselves!
Oh and also I have a lovely old Jones sewing machine that I bought for £12.00 at my local auction in north yorkshire 🙂 I’m not going to use it, it just ties in lovely with my fabric shelves!!