DIY Leaf Print Curtains

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One of my resolutions this year is to make more things for my home. I'm someone who appreciates an inspiring space full of things I love, and before now I felt as though I wasn't putting enough effort into creating a beautiful space.

For years now we've had plain ugly curtains hanging in our living room, and they were one of the first things I wanted to change. I found this fabric at Spotlight one day and then spent an afternoon whipping up my own leaf print curtains. If you'd like to make some of your own, here's how I did it. 

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To know how much fabric you'll need, you'll have to measure your window. As a minimum, you will have to double the window length for the amount of fabric you'll need (to allow for a bit of gather when the curtain is closed), then depending on the width of the fabric you may need multiple drops that will need to be sewn together with a seam in order to get your curtain width right. I was lucky, and the width of the fabric was plenty enough for my window, but here is an online calculator you can use if you need to find out how many drops you'll need. 

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To sew your curtains, start by hemming the two longest sides of the fabric, followed by the bottom width of the fabric. 

Next, using your curtain pole for reference, create a fabric pocket at the top of your curtain (ensuring that it's large enough for your curtain rod to fit loosely inside. Stitch the pocket and you're done! Now just repeat these steps for the other curtain and then you'll have a pair. 

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I'm really happy with how these curtains turned out, and I love what they add to the space. I hope this inspires you to have a go at making your own pair of curtains too!