Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pioneer Woman Tablecloth Turned Into Curtains

Hello! We're back! I'm so glad to be back too.  Just a little update, we've been working away from our home and living in an RV for the past 5 1/2 months of our lives.  Let's just say that it was an adventure and we were both grateful to have jobs to go to every day. Yay!

Now back to our regularly scheduled DIY!

I received lots of Pioneer Woman Collection dishes, pots and pans and other odds and ends for Christmas.  After we returned home, I got to get them all out and play with them.  Then I decided I wanted a new curtain for the kitchen because the old one didnt match anymore.  I went to Pinterest of course and then the light bulb went on! Ding!
Disclaimer:  I'm not a seamstress.
I can run a pretty straight line (mostly) and the end product was all that mattered to me and I love how it turned out! 
NOTE: My kitchen window measures 33" x 33".  If your window is smaller or larger, you may end up with a totally different look.
I started with a 70" round tablecloth in the Country Garden print from Walmart. You can find it HERE.  I paid $13.96 for mine and got two small curtains out of it.
First you'll want to wash and dry your new tablecloth to prevent any shrinkage in the future.  Next, I cut mine directly in half.
I knew I wanted a big ruffle on the top so after I had it cut in half I held it up to my window to see how far down I wanted it to hang.  I decide to cut 12" off the unfinished side to make my ruffle.
Next I need to hem all of the raw edges so I pressed them with a steam iron first for easier stitching.  For the lower edge of my ruffle I folded over once like above, pressed, then folded over once again the same width and pressed to make sure I had no ravels (no raw edges showing) in the future.  Stitch in place.
Now that I have all the raw edges stitched, I placed the two pieces together, right sides up, and pinned them in place for stitching.
I needed a sleeve for the tension rod to slide through so I used the other half of the table cloth that was left over and I cut a 3" piece from that.
I folded the edges to the center and then pressed it for stitching.
Next I pinned the sleeve to the curtain back only, I left the ruffle out.  I ran a stitching line on the very lower edge of the sleeve and then the very upper edge of the sleeve.  Lastly, I pressed the whole curtain using some spray starch for a crisp smooth finish.
I threaded the curtain onto the tension rod and then placed it in the window and fluffed as needed to achieve the look I wanted.  I hate that our window frames are a dark color, but that's whole other post isn't it! lol!
Since I had most of the other half of the tablecloth left over and I've always liked how the under sink curtains look, I decided to make these little cuties. 
They are just simple stitching all the way around.  I measured my openings and allowed myself some hemming room and whipped them out in like five minutes.  They are also mounted on a tension rod.  Loves it!
I think the Pioneer Woman Collection is adorable and I'm trying really hard not to fill my whole entire kitchen with it, but its hard yall!

Would you like to see more about our kitchen remodel?
Tiling Our Kitchen Floor
Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Part 1
Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Part 2
Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Part 3
Building a Corner Cabinet
Building a Drop in Kitchen Cabinet
Installing a Farmhouse Sink
Pantry Remodel
DIY Mosaic Tile Backsplash

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!
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8 comments:

  1. I love that you could use the curved hem "as is" - and just stitch the straight lines. These are darling.

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    1. Thanks so much! That curved part was my favorite too!

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  2. Great job on the curtains! The colors looks wonderful in your kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It this week. Pinned :)
    ~Laurie

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  3. I have that same tablecloth! What a great idea turning it into curtains. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Muster Party! Pinned
    Robin | Fluster Buster

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  4. Very cute. You did a good job.
    Love the sink.

    We replaced ours a couple of years ago. Had an very antique double sink. The thing weighed tons. Decided to put in a huge single opening sink. I love the farmhouse sink like you got and wanted one. But, needed 2 sinks that kind of matched because we have 2 in the kitchen area. So ended up with brown composite sinks that advertise the only thing harder than their sinks are diamonds.

    So far, so good. We are loving it. One thing I see from looking at your kitchen is that we like and have some of the the same things. Cabinets with glass fronts. Rustic things. SS appliances. Very nice kitchen.

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  5. Thanks so much! We love our kitchen so much! Yours sound wonderful too!

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