With spring just around the corner wouldn't it be nice to just switch out your curtain panels to something light and fresh for spring? Well, curtain panels can be quite expensive, but I want to share a very affordable way to do that. Not only are they affordable, but there's no sewing needed and they are so versatile.
Above, I have hung this panel with an approx. 18" fold-over at the top. If you like it a little poofier you can use Nester's "Fold, Clip and Poof" method, as I did in the photo below.
I think I like the poofier top to the panel. What do you think? Now, let's get to how I made this panel...
I purchased this cotton oblong tablecloth at TJ Maxx the other day. Yes, I used a tablecloth as a curtain panel!
I purchased the largest one I could find. This one measures 60" x 102". I measured the Waverly curtain panel I took down to hang this panel and it only measures 50" wide. Using a panel that is 102" long or longer allows you to make a nice topper on your valance using the fold-over method or the Nester's method I mentioned and linked to above.
The great thing about using a tablecloth is that all the sides are already hemmed. I paid $7.99 for this tablecloth. So for my living room I can change out the curtains for less than $40.00! I paid more than $40.00 per panel for the Waverly panels I have in there now.
And later if I want to change them out again (using tablecloths, of course), I can always use these for something else. I can use them as tablecloths. Wouldn't they look great to take on a picnic or to use on a table outside to have dinner outside on a beautiful Summer evening? I could also use these as fabric later for slipcovers. There are so many uses. A great buy all around.
Be Inspired! -Karol :0)