March 14, 2010

No Sew, Pottery Barn Kids...Inspired Curtains



I recently came up with an idea to create extra storage space in kid 1's room by creating a fuax window seat. 

I found these black storge cubes at Target for around $8 each.  These camouflage curtains I had bought on clearance at Pier One Kids when they went out of business about 2 years ago.  However, I didn't use them right away because the panels were too short.  So I devised a plan to lengthen these babies using store bought curtains and Stitch Witchery.  Yup, you guessed it...I don't sew!
 I found these simple cotton duck panels in olive green from Walmart for around $10.


I laid the panels out to the length desired.



I inserted the Stitch Witchery tape where the two panels met and created a seam.


I Ironed the seam on both sides to activate the Stitch Witchery and bond the fabric together. 


Then I trimmed off the excess fabric.


I was surprised...the seam looks pretty good doesn't it?  This project was sew so simple!


And here they are finished!  A huge improvement and these panels really work now flanking this faux window seat.



So there you have it...Pottery Barn Kids inspired curtain panels, and some much needed storage space for kid 1!  Yup, Stitch Witch rocks!

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45 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! I don't sew, either, and this gives me hope that I can truly do something for curtains!

    Hugs,
    Lana

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  2. They turned out great! I LOVE no sew projects!

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  3. I ♥ these, Jane! You did a wonderful job! I had an alterations lady do the same thing for me a few years back b/c we have high ceilings. Thanks so much for showing us non-seamstresses how to DIY!! Next time, I'll do it! Blessings and have a wonderful week!

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  4. It looks terrific Jane! And no sew too!! Wonderful! And I love those pillows! With the pocket...too cute!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. Jane, what a clever idea! I am such a fan of stitch witchery. The curtain look great in your son's room. Very informative post!
    Yvonne

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  6. The curtains look really good and have inspired me to get mine done! I'm going to be trying out the stitch witchery stuff! Sewing is not on my list of favorites!

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  7. Looks great, Jane!!! :) A definite difference between the "Before" and the "After." :)

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  8. That looks amazing! U did a fabulous job!

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  9. Very nice - I love them much more now !
    Kammy

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  10. It does rock, doesn't it! The drapes turned out great and I love the additional storage you created!

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  11. Those are really cute! I bought some stitch witchery, but haven't used it yet. I can't wait. :)

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  12. Precious! What a fabulous idea! Jane, you are so smart!

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  13. I can sew! But you are right stitch witch is great and I use is whenever I can get away with it.

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  14. Those look great! I need to do this to a couple pairs of too-short drapes around here. I think I'll try the stitch-witchery myself, even though I sew. Seems much simpler!

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  15. I love it- great trick!

    Please feel free to link your project up with my Talented Tuesday Link party on My Frugal Family, found at theherberfamily.blogspot.com!

    Hope to see you there!

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  16. that is so cool!

    I would love for you to link up to check me out saturdays over at my blog www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  17. You done good! WOW!Be blessed. Cindy

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  18. Wow!! They look so fancy!! Not homemade at all - and you didn't even sew them. I'm super impressed. :)

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  19. I LOVE your curtains! I am impressed that you didn't have to sew them! Thanks for stopping by my blog I am so excited to start following your blog and to participate in frugalicious Friday! Yay for new friend Friday!

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  20. Awesome job! Gotta love a no sew curtain!

    Jody

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  21. Looking good...luv NO SEW! Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. Oh,I love this!! Great inspiration for us "no-sewer's" out there. have a fabulous day! -shaunna :)

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  23. Great job! I love seeing what other people who don't sew like to make!

    Stopping by from Today's Creative! Signed up to follow you! Stop on over when you get a chance http://juliechats.blogspot.com I'm always looking for a few more crafty followers!

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  24. Wow. Love it. I am fixing to do the very same type of thing to my living room.

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  25. you clever girl! I am so glad that I hopped over from "Life as Lori". Please accept my invitation to drop in over at my place one day this week when you get a chance, until later...

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  26. Those are wonderful--I can't believe they are no sew. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  27. Very cool! I love the cameouflage! and love the NO SEW! :)

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  28. Those are so cool, and I'll bet your boys love them. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  29. Great Idea, these cameout great!

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  30. This is so fabulous,
    Thanks for the tut.
    Maggie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
    http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

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  31. Love them...great job! I Love no sew projects :)

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  32. I don't sew either! I think these turned out great!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori! Please join me next week for another great party!

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  33. Love anything camo...but this is fab!

    m ^..^

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  34. They look great! I'm right there with you girl, NO SEW!!!! Thanks for sharing. Vick7

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  35. Love It! Thanks for the ideas!

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  36. I've loved your no sew projects and this one is awesom! Those drapes are perfect for a boys room. You always have such great ideasQ!

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  37. What a fantastic way to extend curtains!! I run into that problem all the time with curtains!! Check you out miss clever-pants. It's a pleasure to have you on Creative Cats!!

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  38. Wow, that looks great! You're so crafty!

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  39. I am in awe, simply in awe. I could believe that you can't sew, but how you laid those curtains out looks like an experienced seamstress to me!

    I used to sew, grew up sewing & made everything. After raising kids I don't have the time or inclination. Thanks for the no-sew inspiration. I've linked this up to my No-Sew projects today to inspire others.

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  40. I like the idea! The curtain is so cool! I hope my mother will allow me to have a curtain like that.

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  41. That is really cool and manly for a boy's bedroom; they would love it. Great job!

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  42. you turned out it beautiful....look smart in the room..I really like it.

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