Recently I showed you the curtains I made a couple of years ago from men’s shirts. This became two curtains for the living room in our flat in Holsted. We also had a craft room/studio <3 with one window and I wanted to make a very colourful patchwork curtain for this window too. A couple of years ago I bought a sample pack from an organic cotton company and the sample squares were just begging to be used for some colourful patchwork. The tutorial is pretty simple.
- Fabric scraps
- Square template
- A single colour fabric for the border that is at least as long as you want your final curtain to be.
- Preferably a serger/overlocker, but it is possible with a sewing machine too
- Sewing machine for top-stitching
- A fabric marker – that can be removed
- Fabric scissors – a good one as you will be using it a lot
- Iron and ironing board
- Cut all your fabric scraps to size using the template.
- Divide the pieces into X piles of Y pieces depending on the size and proportion of your curtain.
- Overlock the pieces in each pile together in a random order
- Overlock the rows together and you have your patchwork piece.
- Finally, see the instructions here on how to add the border and how to hang the curtains.
And you have your finished curtains ready for hanging.
Finally, I just wanted to show you what I used the left over square pieces for. I wanted to make some cushions that fit the curtains. From my adventures in making yarn from recycled sweaters I had some odd pieces of knitted fabric that couldn’t be unravelled. I used these instead for these patchwork cushions.
I would love to hear and see pictures of any patchwork cushions or curtains you may have made out of scrap fabric or any other fabric for that matter 🙂 Come ‘like’ my Facebook page and continue the conversation over there or in the comments below.
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