I found the fabric while looking for fabric to make curtains from an online fabric shop where my cousin works. Since helicopters are one of my son's favorite things, when I saw the fabric, I had to order at least 4 yards of that fabric. Unfortunately, that quantity wasn't available. There was only 2 yards available. That's enough for one panel. I decided I would make it work.
To make the curtains: yes, I did sew. It was the most basic sewing anyone has ever done- even a newbie could do it.... shoot, I consider myself a newbie with sewing even though I've made many things in the past- usually quilts and a few teddy bears and skirts.
I took the measurements of the window and of my fabric. I went to Jo-Ann's and bought some curtain backing using a coupon for half off. When I got home, I lined the backing with the helicopter fabric and trimmed the edges. I simply sewed it like I would a blanket or quilt along 3 edges. The bottom I left open and simply hemmed both pieces of fabric. In about half an hour, I had a curtain.
|Close up of material that I love!!!!|
|So cute! I've got an idea for the junction box too. I'm working on the logistics.|