Wednesday, June 10, 2009

new fashioned window

crafty sewing tribute to cheapness and 30 minutes of fun!
{you have been warned}

this is the window over my kitchen sink that looks out in the back "check on the kids" window!
the thing about this window...its literally the first thing you see when you walk in my front door...bc the hallway funnels right to it...and it just didn't have enough i decided to change it.

so some hugely discounted fabric...texas shopping find with my SIL meg...and viola...the after!

it had to be fast and simple, bc, well, that's all i have time for, so i literally folded the fabric in half, hemmed each of the raw edges and sewed them in a rectangle. simple.
then the pizazz...the fringe...isn't it fabulous?
i pinned it on the front at the bottom and sewed directly over the top...thread color was close and you can't even tell! woo hooo!

final touch??? the cafe rod cover...ok, first, the cafe rod is from wal mart, used ont he initial window covering i's a $2 cafe rod...ugly white with gold ends!!!
it had to be covered!

i took a scrap of the fabric from the curtain, sewed a tube and flipped it opposite of the curtain fabric.
the inside out fabric added the perfect touch of "different" and class to the window.

i bought a bag of black curtain clips {$4} and hung it up...and it's done.
{in way less than 30 minutes too}

you can do this...i promise. semi straight line sewing, no pattern...just go with it!
you never know what you can create until you try it!

danyele@ a thorn among roses

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  1. really cute! I think your intstuctions are quite clear too.

  2. I love it!!! I think the hardest part about these projects is having the confidence in ourselves that it will work out okay, once I get past that I can do anything! :) Thanks for sharing the great idea!

  3. I love it! Thanks for sharing! It just takes the gusto and confidence to move on trying something new, once you see you are capable it comes much easier! :) You did a great job!

  4. I'm a brand new reader to your blog - I have to say that this is so beautiful. The "before" picture doesn't look bad, but I certainly love the "after." I have a kitchen sink window that doesn't have a covering at all - I can't have the pretty sign overhead because there's a soffit (I think they are called?), but I do have some rich fabric that I could use to make the rest. Thanks for the idea.

  5. LOVE IT! I've been looking for an easy window treatment for my classroom! This is perfect!


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