$9 of burlap + $3 of lace + 45 minutes = New Curtains for my office!

I have not sewed anything in about three weeks. This was unacceptable.

I went out in search of a curtain rod and curtains for the back room/office. I wanted something that would let the light in while giving me privacy. I did not see anything I liked in the length I needed (around 40″), so I wandered into the fabric section of Walmart, which I have such a love-hate relationship with. I love it because I can get everything I need in one fell swoop, but I hate the ethics of the company.

Anyway…

I found this awesome sage burlap for $2.97/ yard and decided it would go perfect with the neutral colored room. I also found some crocheted lace for $2.97/3 yard roll in cream. I grabbed three yards of the fabric and a roll of the lace and went on my merry way.

When I got home, I pulled out my sewing machine and went to work. I needed to sew on my dresser because I do not have my craft room set up yet, and I had to stand while doing it. I also could not find my straight pins, so I did it all by sight. I cut the fabric in three 45″ sections. Since I could not pin the fabric down to make a hem, I picked a string of the burlap and lined it up with the edge of the presser foot and sewed down in a straight line. I did this on both raw sides of the fabric, then folded a finished side down 3″ and stitched it to make a casing for the rod. I left the bottom selvage alone since I liked the unfinished look it gives. I added the lace to two of the three panels (ran out of lace, else I would have done all three) across the casing stitched. And here they are!

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Looking nice against the neutral wall.

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The texture of burlap is awesome, especially paired with lace. Everything pairs well with lace. Everything.

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And with a pretty finial on the curtain rod!

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