My husband and I are currently in the process of revamping our spare bedroom. Having been to look for curtains the other weekend, we were not impressed – they were all expensive and old-lady patterned. We had some unremarkable cream curtains which we inherited with the flat, so I decided to do something with them instead.
I got some of this bird fabric from Fabric Land for another project (it’s called House Martins Black by Katie Kandles). I decided to get some more to tidy up my curtains as I think it is my favourite fabric so far – spots and birds, what’s not to love?!
Fabric Land is a Brighton institution, they do the best selection of fabric in town, and it is really good value. They even do mail order if you don’t live nearby. Anyway, I used the bird fabric to make a 40cm band at the bottom of the curtains. Here they are all pinned up and ready to sew.
And here is the curtain all finished and hung up. I couldn’t get a picture of the whole curtain without taking in some of the mess that makes up the spare room at the minute, but this gives some idea. Definitely some things I would do differently if I did something similar again, but I like the overall effect.