Fresh and Clean new look to my curtains!

I am loving the soft white curtains I finally made for my kitchen! I knew I needed to pick a white fabric to keep the sunshine coming through!
This is what the curtains looked liked when we moved in…just not my style!

So here’s how I made the curtains… sorry I didn’t take more pictures during the process.
First I went to Jo-Ann’s and found some material. I bought about 1 yd of the polkadot and 1/2 yard of the stripes. I took measurement and cute where it needed to be cut, and then I folded the edge in about 1/2 in. I sewed a straight line around the whole thing. For the ruffle I sewed a long stitch leaving the string on both sides so I could pull it together to create the ruffle. After the striped fabric was ruffled I sewed that to the polka dot. AND this is where I messed it up.
I don’t know if you can see from the picture but you can see the raw edge…whoops! I really hate picking out all the stitches so I decided to think of an alternative.
I was all out of fabric and it was late… so I went through the clothes I was going to give away this week and found a white undershirt. I also found a few other things I can save for fabric! YES!
I cut 1 inch strips and ruffled them all. Then I pinned them over my mistake and wahlah!
I’m actually glad I messed up because I LOVE how the ruffle turned out!!
Awe MUCH better! Curtains make all the difference… now go make some!
 Here’s the updated version w/ our kitchen makeover!
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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.