Friday, January 04, 2008

Sewing Room Makeover Part 2

New Curtains!

For my sewing room curtains, I was able to save some money by using the leftover length of fabric from my bedroom curtains, and I was able to still do a style and color that I wanted. This valence is extremely simple-- no pattern required! I simply hemmed all 4 sides of my panel of fabric, and folded the top half over to create the casing for the curtain rod. The buttons tack the casing down and that was it! I used 10 shiny mother-of-pearl type buttons. Total cost was $5 for the buttons (and those were even 1/2 off!).

Decorating pictures next time!


  1. Did you sew the buttons on by hand or machine?

  2. I used my machine. I didn't do buttonholes or anything, so it was really fast.

  3. Very Cute!

    Love, Heather

  4. How do you do buttons on a machine? I have never heard of that!


  5. Love your curtain! My daughter is expecting a baby in May and wanted me to make a curtain for the baby's room. I'm going to use your idea. It's easy and the buttons are such a cute addition. Thanks!

  6. Cute curtains!

    If you need any ideas on how to organize and decorate your sewing room, head on over to my blog...I have an ongoing Sewing Room Organization thing going on.

    Wishing you all things good in the New Year!

    With friendship,

  7. Lisa, Thanks for the heads up! I hadn't seen your blog yet, and am looking forward to perusing the archives and sewing organization links!

  8. Cindy, my sewing machine has a special button stitch stetting that allows me to sew buttons on.

    I would think though that you could accomplish the same thing with a zig-zag stitch if your machine allows you to adjust the width of the zig-zag (to fit the button hole's width) and allows you to change the stitch length to zero (so the zig-zag doesn't go anywhere...just over and over on top of itself). Has anyone has luck with sewing on buttonholes that way??