Miss Shoestring picked a pale coffee colour for the walls of her new room along with accents of chocolate brown and pale blue. We painted the walls, cleaned the existing pale blue lampshade and looked to buy another pair of cream tab top curtains like the ones shown above. Her old room only had one window, the new one has two. So since Master Shoestring got a new lamp and rug it seemed only fair to get a new set of curtains. By the way the new rug and lamp cost less than 30 pounds, a bargain !
However, tab top curtains are not as fashionable as they once were and the only place we could find a pair which might work was on Ebay, no problem, reasonable price BUT they were miles too long and too wide so would need a lot of cutting down. That's when I went foraging through the fabric stash. I had been thinking that the stats would need thinning down as there is a very large amount in there ! But how pleased I was to find a massive piece of polycotton striped in cream, pale blue and chocolate brown ! Ideal for making a new set of curtains.
There are lots of tutorials on the internet about making curtains, including tab top ones, so I won't bore you with what I did but suffice to say it worked out great and cost nothing apart from the time as I already had plenty of thread. It is easy to do and if you can sew in a straight line you can do it. Now I don't feel quite so bad about the fabric stash, you never know when you might need it !
Do you sew home furnishings ?