Thanks to my mom for helping me make curtains for our master bedroom makeover!
My mom did the sewing, while I did most of the cutting, pressing, and hemming:
We made 7 panels that were extra long (118 inches) for our 10-foot ceilings:
For each panel, my mom and I used 3.5 yards of Premier Prints Bordeaux Navy fabric ($9 per yard):
I selected this fabric with a navy geometric pattern on a white background to keep our room light and bright against our dark teal walls:
The navy print adds some color and pattern to our room and complements our navy and white bedding:
To make the curtains, I started out by rolling out the fabric on our bedroom floor. I wanted our finished curtains to be 118-inches long, but I cut the fabric at 122 inches to allow for hemming:
Next, I pressed the top and sides of each panel before my mom sewed them:
Then, I used a pack of curtain clips (from Ikea) to hang each panel:
While the panels were hanging from the rod, my mom and I hemmed the bottom of each panel, so they barely touched the floor:
While my mom and I worked on the curtains, Savannah and Mya often camped out in our bedroom, where they ate snacks and watched movies:
Before I decided to make our curtains, I searched high and low for ready-made curtains online. Unfortunately, it was impossible to find 118-inch curtains for less than $500-$600 (for 7 panels). The good news is that our curtains (including curtain clips) cost around $35 each ($245 total), which is a bargain compared to similar curtains online. Curtains are expensive, and I'm happy that we saved around $300 by making the curtains ourselves.
However, the best part about making the curtains was spending some extra time with my mom, whom I only see a few times each year!