When I was trying to decide on how to organize and decorate my Ikea Expedit shelves for my craft room, I needed to come up with some way to hide my supplies that weren’t super organized. But it needed but something cute and not just a container. So I came up with little curtains. And I love how they look! No one has to know what is behind them and how messy it really is. :)
This is how I made them:
I took a strip of fabric and cut it 6” by 14”.
I hemmed the edges and then folded it length wise and sewed it together. This will be where the rod goes through for the curtain.
Now for the curtain. I cut a piece of fabric 13” by 25”. Then I hemmed three of the sides.
For the top, I ruffled it by sewing a straight stitch on the top and pulling the bobbin thread through.
Next I sewed the two pieces together.
Using a wooden dowel, I cut it 1/4” bigger than the width of the shelf. Since the shelf is 13” wide, I cut it 13 1/4”.
Sometimes I was a little off on my cutting, so I used vinyl bumpers to add to the width. And sometimes I just used a dab of hot glue to hold it into place. All three ways work great and have stayed just fine.
I put the dowel into the curtain and then hung it up into the shelf.
I used a variety of fabric for my curtains and love all of them!
I would love for you to follow along