Sewing The Kitchen Curtains

I love to Home Decorate so when I get an idea in my head and have the fabric to do it there is no stopping me! 

I found this peacock fabric at Joanns.  I purchased the material with the intent to sew some oven mitts (done), potholders (done), and place mats for my table(done).  

When I found I had quite a bit of material left over, the creative juices started to flow.  I placed my material (folded in half) on my cutting table. I free hand cut a ¼ moon.  I looked at it, ya, that looked right and decided to make two more ¼  with a total of 3.  2 in peacock print and 1 in peacock blue.  I then cut 3 ¼ moons with curtain backing white.  I have a problem with homes having multi colored windows on the outside that don’t match the outside of their homes so I ALWAYS put white backing on any curtain, valance, or shade that I make. I even do this on the windows that have plantation shutters (just because it would bother me if I didn’t)  I didn’t have enough for the top so I used a coordinating fabric that I had used on all of the other fabrics but that would not stand out.  

I sewed my ½ moons all together hung it up and viola,  a 6’ valance for over my kitchen sink that match the hanging potholders on the other side.  I love it and I know it will last a long time, because I know how and what they are made of.  The home sewn curtains are washable and interchangeable….maybe I should make a Christmas set to trade out… (I’m so sorry for picturing my lived in kitchen)

Sometimes all it takes is a great piece of material to inspire those creative moments. One of the things I love about sewing is the ability to create just the right decor. It could be curtains, pot holders, table runner, oven mitts, place mats and so much more. Get out there, search for that inspirational fabric and start sewing your own. There are tons of patterns available for free or just start cutting your own.