I finally "finished" my sheer curtain for my ocean bathroom. One of my next projects will be a curtain tie to pull it up so it doesn't look so long. I didn't want to cut it shorter because when I tie it back it looks real cute with how long it is.I was surprised with how easy this was! This was my first curtain.
STEP ONE: Create a double-fold hem on all four sides. I didn't measure, I eye-balled it. First fold over the raw edge about a 1/2 inch, wrong sides together. Then, fold it over again a 1/2 inch to encase that raw edge inside of the hem. Pin in place.
STEP TWO: Sew a hem on all four sides. Sew close to the fold about an 1/8 inch in. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and the end and pull out the pins as you go. Don't break a needle!
STEP THREE: Create a casing for the curtain rod at the top. In the first picture I show, you can see the casing. Just fold it over, wrong sides together, as big or as small as you want it. I wanted mine rather large so I could see it in the window and so that I could eat up some of the length. Again, I didn't measure. Once you have it the size you want, pin in place and sew. I sewed along the hem line I already had from the folded down top edge. Remember to backstitch and pull out your pins as you go.
Not a great photo at all...STEP FOUR: Insert the rod. I purchased a tension rod from Amazon.com I measured my window and found a cheap rod that was the right size. Since it will be hidden within my curtain and behind my foam valence board I didn't need anything fancy.
STEP SIX: Stand back and be proud of your work!
Chase told me "Thank you" for making the curtain. Maybe I wasn't the only one that felt weird about sitting on the pot and having people walk past the window behind you.
Now I just need that curtain tie.