How Not to Make Curtains

Yesterday, I spent nearly my entire daily  allotment of blood, sweat, and tears on these dang curtains. Okay, the blood was from whacking my hand on the shower head, and the tears came in the form of angry grunts, but the sweating was real and a direct result of these dang curtains.

First there was the quad-burning curtain rod install.

And the drill bit I got stuck in the wall.

Then there was my magic act of turning one piece of fabric into two (cutting it), then turning it back into one (sewing it right back together). Sewing straight lines is easy. Measuring is mind boggling.

At least I had my “Concentrating” face on.

It’s very akin to my “Stop sketching so we can go eat dinner” face. I perfected that one on the husband when we were in England.

All worth it had this:

…turned out better than this:

Puny, flimsy curtains. Great fabric (recognize it?); stupid curtains.

They don’t have much weight because I just used a light-weight quilting cotton, plus I was too lazy to line them. So I don’t like the way they hang.

And the ones above the sink look cuntry (I’m picky about curtains and pretty much only like to-the-floor panels). And they’re narrow (full would look better), because I only had so much fabric. Stupid curtains.

Next time, Mom, will you make them for me?

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  1. Kerri says:

    Can it be that not everything Amy touches turns to gold? You could have fooled me, but thanks for letting us in on that. Also, can I get lessons on the “S.S.S.W.C.G.E.D.” Face. Somehow I always end up with the “I’m sure what your doing is legitimately more important than me” face.

    • Amy says:

      Yes! In fact, as my first client SSSWCGED Face client, I’ll even give you your lesson free of charge.

  2. Sara says:

    You’re funny… i had a similar frustrating experience making and hanging my curtains. Its harder than it looks!
    But, don’t think these look so bad! Adds a pop of color, and you can’t go wrong with that!

    • Amy says:

      I knew someone was going to try to pull that on me. Tell me that after you’ve seen them in person! 🙂

  3. Momma says:

    I don’t think they look country…no ruffles or tie backs! I like the way they add color, too.
    And in response to your question if I will make your next curtains: uhhhh…no!

  4. Angel2 says:

    Every thing you post has at least one comment that makes me laugh. However, this one I laughed at the whole thing! I adoRe you!

  5. Alissa says:

    So where do you go from here? Going to take the curtains down, or keep them up and grunt at them until you find a better solution?

    • Amy says:

      Option number b. I may play around with them a bit. Tie a knot in the ones above the sink, maybe. See how that looks. *Shrug* Too lazy to take them down.:)

  6. sarah says:

    Sew them to a panel of larger, heavier fabric?