I have been trying to lighting up my dining room because 2 walls are knotty pine and the other 2 are drywall. All that pine along with hardwood floors and a bamboo table I needed something to break the darkness up. I added a new rug thinking that would break the hardwoods with the table and it did but I still was not happy. I needed curtains, so I set out to make new curtains out of burlap.
This was my first time trying to make something that big but I would not let that stop me.
First step: I had to purchase the burlap. I ordered a bolt online of 10 yards for about $29.00 ( I did not use all ten yards)
I also purchased a new curtain rod, threads, lace ribbon, lace, and canvas.
The canvas came from the packaging from my new comforter. It arrived from Anthropologie wrapped all fancy in a canvas roll. I seam ripped the labels off and I was good to go.
After a few days of waiting my shipment finally my burlap arrived. I cut 2 pieces of 90 inches each ( I had a 4 inch rod pocket and a 4 inch bottom seam) The width was perfect (40 inches) so I didn’t have to mess with that.
I pinned the lace to the bottom of the burlap and sew
Added one layer of canvas (ruffled) pin on the seam if the lace ribbon and sew
Added another layer of canvas pin and sew
Turnover and hot glued lace under first canvas layer and bottom canvas layer
After, I had the bottom finished I needed to make the tie backs. This small task wore on my patience because I have never sown a button or a buttonhole with my machine, or any machine before. It took me over 3 hours to get this down to a science but I never gave up. I sown around all edges and added a bit of lace via hot glue on the ends. I was very happy with the result.
I am new to sewing so it took me a lot longer than a normal seamstress. It was a total of 6 hours but I am in love with them!