Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Highwater Drapes

One of my biggest pet peeves is a curtain panel that stops too short of the floor.  I bought some ready made panels for my 10 year old's bedroom, but they were standard 84 inch panels. My house has extremely high ceilings so they needed some adjusting. If you are having this same problem, here is what you do. I forgot to take a before pic, so here is a pic with one panel finished and one undone.

Don't you love the highwater on the right!

I truly took the lazy girl route and left them hanging while doing this project. I just live dangerously like that!

I just cut a piece of red fabric plus 8.5 inches longer than needed and 6 inches wider. Lay the fbric right sides together and just stitch it together. Iron open the seam. On each side fold over a double 1.5 inch hem. You can either use fabric glue or any other bonding method, or just stitch down the side. When I do custom panels I hand stitch or blind hem the sides, but remember, this is just the lazy girls method today. Ha!  The bottom hem is a double 4 inch hem, and you can secure it the same way as the sides.
To cover up the seam where the red meets the stripes, I just used an adhesive and stuck some ric rac right there.
Here is the final product. Hope you like it.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

New Business Venture

A few weeks ago I decided to start a business making wreaths and other products with Deco Mesh.  I decided to open an Etsy store and I'm also selling locally at arts and crags shows. Here is a sampling of what I'm doing.

Check out my Etsy shop on the sidebar. I also started a blog just for all of my Door Decor. You can check it out here. I hope you like what I do.