Baby Nursery – part 3: Curtain DIY

My 3rd post for Baby Nursery… As mentioned in previous post (baby nursey-part 1), the color theme for this nursery is blue and orange. Although blue seems to dominate the room since it’s applied as wall paint color, orange gives a bold character to the room when used as accessories or decoration, curtain is one of them.

Got the fabric for the curtain on sale at $6.69/yard at fabric.com … I had been looking for fabric in orange color, with fun pattern, thick material, and good price. When it arrived I was so happy, it was all that I looked for.. the print quality is nice and the cotton duck fabric looks expensive. If you are looking for customized window covering, instead of DIY project, maybe this website can help PaylessDecor.

Curtain nursery 1

The fabric bought at Fabric.com

Curtain nursery 2

Iron the hem for upper and bottom edges in with 1/4″ allowance.

Curtain nursery 3

Sew the pocket strips onto upper hem.

Curtain nursery 4

Love the color!

Curtain nursery 5


Customized Store Bought Curtain

Still working on the guest bedroom, now is the window dressing. I saw this nice pair of curtain in clearance section, yes I knew the height is less than what I wanted but I like the fabric very much, it’s sheer fabric with satin strips and its color is just what the room needs, combination between gold and khaki, and the best thing is the price, perfect! To make it works and also to give my own personal touch, I decided to add linen fabric and satin ribbon.

1. The Linen and Satin ribbon.

I think Linen makes a good pair with sheer fabric, it adds texture. The Satin ribbon mimics the Satin strip on the original curtain.

2. Sewing the Ribbon and Linen.


3. Window dressing : check! one more item removed from the list.