Monday Made It: Classroom Curtains

Hello Friends!

I am so excited because this is my FIRST Monday made it and I’m so happy to share what I have been  working on today!

Today, I am sharing how I made NO SEW classroom curtains!

I ventured off to the fabric store and bought five different colors with different patterns. 
I asked for 3/4 of a yard. 





This is the fabric that I purchased. I LOVE it!

Now for how I measured it, I recommend if you don’t have a big table to just sprawl out on your floor. You’ll appreciate this tip. You back won’t, but your curtains will ๐Ÿ˜‰

Before we begin, yes that is my Erin Condren ruler from my planner ๐Ÿ™‚

On the SHORT side of the fabric, I measured out THREE INCHES. I made small marks with a pen. Notice that I turned the fabric on the opposite side so it would’t show on the main side.

Then, I turned to the long side and this saved me SO MUCH TIME when it came to cutting. I measured out three inches on like the picture shows and made marks. This way when I’m cutting, I can follow my marks throughout the fabric.

I tried tape, following along with a ruler, but they all failed for me and this gave me the cleanest cut.

I took me so long to figure out how to tie it so that all the fabric was facing forward. I found one way, but it leaned to the side. This is what worked for me. 
Place fabric to where both strips are facing forward. Keep it even, and in front of one another. 
Swing the side that is bunched up (not the side that is open with two flaps) down. 
The fabric was DOWN, now you take that piece and wrap it AROUND the other piece.
Notice that my finger is where it makes a hole, this will come in handy. 
Bring the fabric all the way around. Notice my finger is still in the same spot. 
Now take that same piece of fabric and pull it through the hole that your finger was in. 
Pull from both ends and fix as you can to make it as long as possible! 

Taaaa Daaaaa!
I probably made this longer than it needed but the colors are just so pretty, I had to include pictures! 

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9 Comment

  1. Reply
    Alison Rose
    July 15, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! I want to make some for something in my room…just not the window. I got busted by the fire marshal. I've got to do it somewhere. I've been begging my friend Erin from Short and Sassy Teacher to make me a fabric garland around some lights. The one she made is AWESOMENESS!!!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Reply
    Sarah
    July 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Those curtains are awesome! I love your fabric choices
    -Sarah

  3. Reply
    Kayla
    July 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I love those curtains. They will look so good in your classroom!

  4. Reply
    Sara B
    July 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Adorable. Thanks for giving set by set directions.
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

  5. Reply
    Rachel Vincent
    July 16, 2014 at 3:40 am

    I love this! It's so cute and bright!!

    Rachel
    A Tall Drink of Water

  6. Reply
    Jess
    July 17, 2014 at 3:09 am

    That is so cute and would work as a table skirt as well! Thanks for sharing!
    Rambling About Reading

  7. Reply
    Rachel Lamb
    July 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    beautiful!

  8. Reply
    Heather's Heart
    July 26, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I really LOVE those! They are super cute and are definitely peppy and zesty! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am happy to be your newest follower and a Texas teacher too! Hop over and visit if you get the chance.

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    MyLilTweetheart
    August 6, 2014 at 4:41 am

    The strips are 3 inches wide but how long?

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