I wanted to have some curtains for the window on the door of my classroom. They needed to be double-sided, and they also needed a tie to keep them open for the majority of the time.
I based my pattern on the one here.
The window was 29 inches across the top and 37 inches down the side. I purchased 2 yards of the main (apple) fabric and 1/2 yard of the contrast (red) fabric.
Contrast fabric – Cut two 7″ wide strips (bottom border) and one 4″ wide strip (curtain ties).
Ties (contrast fabric) – Cut the 4 in. strip into 4×14 in. and 4×21 in.
Fold tie pieces lengthwise, right sides together. Sew one end and along the length. Turn right side out and press flat.
Top stitch 1/4 in. from the edge on the closed end and along the length. A contrasting color of thread looks nice.
Main (apple) fabric – Cut into two pieces. I trimmed off selvages, so my pieces were about 44×35.
Bottom Border – On each of the main (apple) fabrics, sew a contrast (7 in wide) strip of fabric along the bottom edge of the main fabric (44 in. edge). Make sure right sides are together. You can sew 1/4 in. or 5/8 in. from the edge.
Press the seam flat.
Stay tuned for Part 2!