Recently I made some living room curtains and you know what that means. It means that the dining room which directly adjoins this room looked like it was naked without some curtains of it's own. I was having a hard time settling on a coordinating fabric. What to do, what to do? I finally decided to buy some store bought panels and pimp them out so they looked like custom curtains. The additional fabric was leftover from the living room curtains so now they definitely work together without being identical.
1. Calculate how much accent fabric you want to add to the panel. I inserted a 12" band to the top portion and 18" to the bottom.
2. Determine where you want to add the accent fabric. Measure down from the top of the panel and mark a very straight line across the entire width. Use good scissors and cut.
"TIP - Use a t-square ruler so that the side of the fabric provides a straight edge as a starting point."
2. Lay the top of your curtain panel down with right side facing up. Lay the alternating fabric on top of that with the right side facing down. Pin both pieces of fabric together. Allow for a 1" seam.
3. Sew together.
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