So you remember those cute curtains from Amanda's apartment, right? They were all white and lacked the personality Amanda was after. So I came up with an easy and cheap solution to add some pizazz!
Ruffles are really easy to achieve if you aren't obsessed with them being the same size. Here's how I created these curtains.
1. Cut scrap fabric into long thin strips.
2. Sew your sides to prevent them from fraying or dab on the liquid stuff that stops fraying. I can't remember what it's called but you can find it at your local craft store. You could also opt to use ribbon and skip this step altogether.
3. Next you start sewing. These curtains were really easy because I wanted my lines to be very random. I simply started on one side of the curtain panel, then twisted and turned the fabric until I got to the other side. But straight lines would look good too!
4. To create the ruffle, I bunched the fabric with my fingers and then pushed it through the machine. It was a very precise and difficult process!!!! Just kidding, you can totally do this! I even shot a little video to show you just how easy it was!
5. Last I added "blocks" of fabric to a few of the shapes created by intersecting ruffles. This gave the panels a little more presence in the rooms. I used fusible tape and an iron to adhere the blocks of fabric.
And there you have it- custom made curtains for FREE!!!