The adventure of making something every day for our home is kind of a double edged sword – it makes me really look to see what we need (because I don’t want to waste supplies on projects that end up at Goodwill), but it also makes me see all the imperfections that I ignored for too long. Take this door – this is the room you shall never lay eyes upon. It’s the forbidden clutter room. Yep, it’s where off season storage is, along with abandoned projects, more supplies than you can shake a stick at, and it’s also known as “kitty jail.” When I start pulling out fabric for a day of sewing, the cat has to stay outta my way (don’t worry, he’s not in there long!) The curtain was one of the parts of my house that’s I’ve been ignoring… but not any more.
I used 4 coffee sacks, a Dollar Tree bamboo pole (painted white), a couple of hooks found in the room that shall not be seen, and some screws. I cut open the coffee sacks and trimmed them all to be the same size. My door needed 4 sack fronts plus one back (for the pocket rod on the top).
I stitched together two coffee sacks together, then opened up the inside of the seam with my iron (well, Lala actually did that part), then I ran a stitch down each side of the original stitch. This created a finished seam that lays flat. I’m positive there’s a fancy name for this method – so if you know it please leave a comment 🙂
Once I got the two panels put together, then I stitched the sets of two together again the same way. Next I attached the top piece the same way, then hemmed it all up and created a pocket rod.
A coffee sack curtain is a much, much prettier solution! I may get some ring hooks and clip it up instead of directly on the rod, because I think it will look much better that way… but that’s another day 🙂