DIY Knotted Curtain
For the past few years I have refused to hang a curtain to cover my closet. The opening is low so doors won’t work and I never liked any curtains enough to purchase. I just got over the fact that anyone who enters my room could see my messy closet. Well, no more! I made this fun, flirty curtain that looks fabulous next to my blue walls. I used a bent sterling silver spoon as the tie back- it works perfectly and adds a nice vintage touch. I happened to fall in love with some rather expensive fabrics at a quilting store and had just enough to make this curtain and the bunting in my room. Later on down the road if I can purchase more, I might add a second layer of knotted fabric so that less of the base curtain shows.
Here’s what you need:
A base curtain
Numerous quarters or yards of fabrics you like
Step one: Hem your curtain if it is too long.
Step two: Using a roll cutter or scissors, cut your quarters or yards into strips; varying the length and the width.
Step three: Lay your curtain out flat and pin the strips of fabric to the top of the curtain. You’re going to sew along the top seam of the curtain (below where the rod goes through), so fold the fabric over and make sure it crosses the top seam in the back.
Step four: Use a sewing machine to sew the top strips onto the curtain.
Step five: Lay your curtain flat again and randomly knot more strips to the ends of the fabric you sewed down. You want to alternate colors, patterns, widths and length. So really when I said “randomly” I meant “well planned.”
Step six: Once you get to the bottom, cut any overhang that ends well beyond the end of the base curtain.
Hang and marvel at the fact that your messiness is now hidden!