Since I sew I hardly ever buy curtains from a store and my living room was no exception. I found this sheet set on clearance at Target, being 100% cotton it was just what I was looking for. I can tell you that if I had more money if my life I would probably opt for more expensive things in my house, but since I don’t it forces me to think outside the box and always be on the lookout for bargains.
I knew I wanted a gathered look at the top but not to full, I think I used a twin flat sheet for each panel, a twin flat sheet is usually around 66 inches wide.
I used Wright’s pencil pleat tape (like this) that I found at the fabric Store. They were super easy to make and very inexpensive. I love that they add just a little pop of color around the windows.
My next curtain project will be in my bedroom where I plan to make burlap curtains using the same kind of shirring tape or maybe smocking tape. Check back to see those.