Fat Quarter Curtains

For those of you who didn’t see my latest creation over at Skip To My Lou – I’m sharing it here today and it’s…. a… sewing project – something that doesn’t happen too much her in my corner of blogland.

When a sewing project turns out well, I feel the need to celebrate!  {insert happy dance}

These fat quarter curtain panels are super easy to make, especially if you are a non-sewer like me. 

fat quarter curtains


10 fat quarters {coordinating fabric}
ruffle ribbon

I bought 10 fat quarters – actually bought two sets of 5 that were already all matched up and perfect! I sewed 5 panels together for each side, made a little panel at the top for the bar and added a cute ruffle on the bottom. It’s embarrasingly easy, and doesn’t even require a tutorial to be shared!  The only thing I did that was “new” to me and might be tutorial worthy was sewing each of the quarters together with a French Seam.  My friend Kim was visiting while I was creating these and since she’s the queen of sewing, I took the opportunity to learn something new!  

A little background on me – I’m a lazy sewer.  I sew what I have to in order for the project to come together, but sometimes skim over the important parts and never get it done correctly.  I have no patience for sewing.  However, Kim suggested that if I used a French Seam on this project, the seams wouldn’t come apart in the wash.  It really didn’t take much extra time and turned out to be such a neat addition to the panels.

I sewed the panels together first, with the WRONG sides together {1/4″ seam allowance}, then, placed the RIGHT sides together and sewed another seam {1/2″ seam allowance}.  

This encases the seam inside of a little pocket so it won’t unravel as much!  GENIUS!  
Here’s the video I watched to figure out a French Seam…not hard at all {if I was able to do it!}

french seam




My tie backs are nothing more than the ruffle ribbon I had leftover… wrapped around the curtain {and clipped with a hair clip! oh, the horror!} These are not meant to be full and fluffy window covering curtains. They’re just sweet and cute little panels that “girly-up” my three year old’s rom a bit!

I love them, and I know they’ll be a part of her room as she grows with it!

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