Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DIY: NO SEW SUSPENDER CURTAINS

I wanted to recreate this suspender curtain ever since I saw it on Apartment Therapy.



I modified mine a little bit.

Materials:
Fabric
Peel n Stick fabric fuse
overall buckles
1" canvas straps
(all from Jo-Ann's)
scissors
hammer
curtain rod

Instructions:
1. Hang your curtain rod to desired height and width.  I hung mine almost to the ceiling and a few inches wider than the window.
2.  Measure the height from the top curtain rod to 1"-2" below the window molding and the desired width.  Add 3"- 4" to width and about 6" to height and cut fabric to fit.
3.  Fold the sides and bottom in about 1".  I used Peel n Stick fabric fuse to hem.



Peel...

and stick...

4.  Make rod pocket by folding top of curtain down about 5" and secure with fabric fuse.

5.  Hang your curtain to decide how high your shade  will be when drawn.  
Consider where you want to attach your suspender buttons and measure.

6.  Measure the desired length of  canvas strap and cut.  Thread your canvas strap through the overall buckle on one side


and attach the pin that came with the buckle on the other side.  Lay curtain flat on work surface and pin the strap to the back side of the fabric taking into consideration your measurement from  #5.  Repeat.


7.   Place the button on the front side of the fabric and attach to the pin by gently hammering it down.

Repeat on the other side.

8.  Hang your curtain and fold straps over to front and hang buckles to the buttons.


9.  Stand back and admire!



10 comments:

Erin said...

Look at you! Super playful and so cute. Great job!

Kristen said...

What a cute idea. I love an easy DIY. Great blog, I'm now following!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pattern and it looks amazing with the sun shining through - great colors and tutorial. THanks for sharing!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Love the fabric you chose.

Nancy said...

Fantastic Charmaine! I love it. What ingenuity!
Great look in your daughters room!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

You've got to be kidding me! I like yours better! Amazing job. Love that fun floral fabric.

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

I'm admiring, I'm admiring! Beautiful! I love the fabric you use!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

ooh! what a great idea! I wonder if this would work in my foyer...hmm....

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

So cute!!

Jessie said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the look. I agree with the commenter above, yours look better! I am going to save this for future reference. Thanks for the inspiration!

Great blog, I am your newest follower!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

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