Saturday

Sheer window treatments for French Doors....


My French Doors were in desperate need of new "Sheer Curtains" and after searching the stores I found it would cost me about $35.00 for the pair. I also found I would need to put a bit of work into getting them to fit the size of my windows... Off to the Thrift Store I went and 'low and behold' there was one panel, double width, for all of $1.36. The good part of  'my find' was they were really in great shape, then to the washing machine they went.

The first thing to do was 'measure' the windows. I found the easy way was to hang the panel from the top rod.

 

I love the bright white on the doors, makes the room seem so open. My dining room looks out to a very private deck and yard so privacy is not needed.





The first step was to cut the entire double wide sheer in half, length wise. So it was folded in half and laid over my ironing board.. yes, using pins to secure it to the board helps it from sliding around...Then, using my sewing machine I stitched the side seams that were cut.

 
Then I hung the panels once again to get an accurate measurement for the lower 'rod pocket' then back to the machine to sew the lower hems.



Sheer fabric tends to 'slip and slide' as it's being sewn so my trick is to put a piece of 'two sided tape' on the machine, just to the left of the presser foot,  this keeps it in place while it's being sewn...
 
I'll have to admit.. "I was happy with myself for my thrift store find and the price of my new 'Sheers". 

10 comments:

Its So Very Cheri said...

It's so nice, it gives privacy but still lets the light in.

Cheri

neither one said...

Thanks Cheri.. Drapes are just not something I want in Florida.. I love the great outdoors coming in.

too Blessed to Stress said...

Looks lovely! and thanks for the doublesided tape tips. I always struggle with sheers on the sewing machine :)

~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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Carole Davids said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your find! i struggle with curtain prices and have slowly been making my own too.

Carole
http://sewcuteblog.blogspot.com

Tristen@blissfulchaos said...

Turned out very nice!! Great job!

stefanie said...

so soft and pretty!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love shears on french doors!! Nice job!

Lisa B. said...

Great job! and I'll have to remember the tape tip.

Treasia Stepp said...

The french doors look beautiful now. Those sheers were the perfect touch to them. Happy you were lucky enough to find them for cheap as well.