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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: Up-cycled bathroom curtains and Make your own scrip fabric

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Up-cycled bathroom curtains and Make your own scrip fabric

Today's project is two fold, the main purpose was to up-cycle curtains, but I also made my own scrip fabric.  I can't believe I ever spent so much on the stuff before.... because now I know I can make it at a quarter of the cost!

For those of you who are moving pros know that furnishing and decorating a new house always requires a lot of curtains.  This is good and bad.  Good because curtains are great, they add a lot to a room but bad because they cost about a million dollars if you want the amazing ones and about half a million for the target version.  So instead of selling a kidney to afford crazy curtains at this point, I am doing my usual up-cycling.  I have plans for a few other rooms but here is my bathroom version.

{Here is the final product}
Note the purple walls were not our choice...the house is a rental.
(I wouldn't say I hate them but hubs sure does!)

Anyways the curtains were a garage sale find--one dollar for four panels.  This is where I admit I must be a slight hoarder because I picked these up wayyy before I knew I would have a window in the bathroom of our Wisconsin rental home that would need something like this.  Unfortunately when I use the things I hoard it only motivates me to hoard more..... watch for me on that Hoarders tv show in a few years!
(sorry about the picture...night and day lighting differences apparently make it look like I repainted the purple bathroom to a new shade of purple....hummm whyyy would I do that?!?  Anyways I digress, so the originals had purple embroidery stuff on them....  I would say my tastes are a bit more shabby so I decided to add a personalized ruffle.

How to make your own:
1-Cut strips of fabric, sew one long straight line down the middle of your fabric on the loosest straight setting on your sewing machine you can find.  I then when to my computer and came up with a scrip-y messy looking font and so special bathroom words....brush and floss is what I came up with.  Yes that is right, in scrip-y font on my bathroom curtain ruffle it says brush and floss---because I LOVE to personalize everything I make (and just in case you forgot...I love teeth).  I used the citra solv technique I have used here and here to transfer the image.

2-Find the ends of your straight line you sewed and pull one end to create your ruffle.

3-Pin and sew your ruffle into place

What do you think?  
Can you make out the brush and floss????  
I think the wall looks lonely all bare like that, if I had to guess I would say a brush and floss framed something or another will be joining the ruffle curtains in no time!

Linking up here.


Blogger Cheryl said...

great way to repurpose and thanks for sharing the tutorial

May 26, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Carmella said...

I love them and I need to check out how to use citra solv right now!

May 26, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Love Sweet Love said...

Um wow...I would have no idea how to do something like that on my own. The brush and floss thing cracks me up, ha ha love it!

May 26, 2011 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are very creative. love the script fabric! I hoard too, only problem is I forget I have stuff....old age maybe? So nice to meet you. :)

May 27, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger Abby said...

Cute idea! Love the script fabric!

May 27, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Andrea . Charcoal and Crayons said...

I love it! The wordy ruffle is such a great touch!

May 27, 2011 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ha! I'm sitting here with "Hoarders" on the TV in the background (Netflix). Love your curtain! Thank you for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! - Jami

June 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Jaime Lyn - Adorable idea for the fabric. The wording is too cute! Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I featured this on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

June 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Thanks for the citra solv tip! I've been drooling over script fabric but can't pull the trigger on the cost at the store. Now I don't have to - awesome!

June 7, 2011 at 8:03 AM  

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