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Have you ever sewn curtains before?

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140 Responses to Free Stuff Friday!

  1. Elaine says:

    Yes many times . . . not only for myself but for others.

  2. Grits Beard says:

    Have made many curtains in the past. decided to forego the work and buy my last set; not really happy. sooo back to the machine for me.

  3. Jean Schlenk says:

    I LOVE to make curtains. Every time we move (10 times in 40 years. In the early years it was every 3- 5 years). I’ve made curtains for friends and family. I’m always looking for new ideas.

  4. only the kind with a casing at the top. Some day I will try pleats.

  5. Kaye Conner says:

    Yes, curtains are easy to sew and you get to enjoy your creations every day.

  6. Lorna Calaway says:

    I have tried to make curtains a couple of times with little success so that stops me from trying it again or in any room where they might be viewed by others. I am known for my sewing skills so to have curtains that don’t look great, it is an embarrassment. I book that can help me create curtains that will bring positive comments would be an asset to me. Thanks!

  7. Janice B says:

    Yes once along time ago Could use some updated tips

  8. Ginger says:

    Yes I have! Many of times! Better than buying them already made!

  9. Charlene Hansen says:

    I’ve sewn curtains for my kitchen and the nursery when the kids were little.

  10. Janice B says:

    Once a long time ago Could use updated tips

  11. Mickey says:

    Yes, several times. Tab top kitchen curtains most recently.

  12. Julie says:

    Yes, I’ve made most of the curtains that are currently in my home!

  13. Kim says:

    yes, I have made some. Looking for some new and creative ideas.

  14. Donna says:

    yes, i’ve made curtains and plan on making a shower curtain and window curtain in the near future. very fun.

  15. Janice B says:

    Once long time ago need some updated info

  16. Cathy Ritter says:

    Yes, several times.

  17. Helena Roberts says:

    made a few, basic stuff. Even did the ballooning thing yrs ago when it was popular, using the plastic rings from a 6pk of soda cans. Remember those? lol

  18. Khadijah Rahman says:

    Yes,I sewed these beautiful yellow curtains for my sewing room. And I made my mom some drapes ;)

  19. Lisa says:

    I’ve tried, but they didn’t turn out well.

  20. Emily says:

    Yes, I have. I only made plain shears with a rod pocket at the top.

  21. rozevelyn says:

    All of my windows are covered with sewn curtains or shades that I have made over the last five years. I look forward to many more sewn curtains.

  22. Annette says:

    No but I really need to.

  23. Diane Standish says:

    Yes I have made curtains for my dining room and kitchen and bathroom, but they were very simple shirr on types-would love to learn how to do other kinds!

  24. Erika says:

    I have never made curatains but remember my mother doing it when I as a kid. I’d love to do something cute for my daughters room.

  25. Karen604 says:

    The very first house we owned I sewed yellow check kitchen curtains. Nobody told me that the checks were not on grain, or anywhere near straight. The lopsided curtains hung for a while. I have sewn many since and shower curtains too.
    Sewing is a lot of fun these days although after sewing a recent Halloween costume I can understand why fewer people sew these days. The directions were far from complete and even forgot to note a major piece of interfacing that needed to be cut! 30 years of sewing helped me catch the error but I still had to go back and cut it out.

  26. Nita says:

    Yes, I have! Lots of different kinds–always looking for fresh, new ideas.

  27. Many times……..for myself, my Mom, and my daughter.

  28. patty says:

    Yes, I have been making curtains for years and still am!!!
    Taught my daughter and now she is at it!!!!!

  29. Linda Milward says:

    Yes, when my kids were little I sewed curtains for their bedrooms .. now I have a new house I will be sewing curtains for !!

  30. Cindy L. says:

    No and I SO want to make some for my daughters room. I have lots of ideas but no experience in curtains.

  31. Beckt says:

    I’ve made several.. I made drapes for my dining room windows and for my master bedroom windows. I also make curtains for my kitchen and made matching quilted place mats for the breakfast table. So Cute.

  32. Yvonne Lynch says:

    Over the past 35 years I’ve made curtains for many of our homes as well as for others. While it is not particularly difficult, when dealing with floor to ceiling and wall to wall curtains, the amount of fabric makes it rather tedious (yet well worth it in the end).

  33. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    With the help of my mom we made my bedroom curtains and they came out so well. I would love to try roman shades but might need some help.

  34. Kim N says:

    No! I had my mom make my curtains when I was pregnant but I plan on making some now as I’m redo’ing a few things in my house.

  35. Karen G. says:

    I made curtains once but would love to know how to make more complicated ones.

  36. Kathy says:

    Yes, several times.

  37. bonnie says:

    Yes, but not for a few years.

  38. gabi tiefenbrunn says:

    I like doing the fun out of the box embroidery/sewing project for clients.

  39. I have never sewn any curtains but I plan on trying my hand at them in the upcoming springtime! :D

  40. Barbara says:

    Yes I have.


    No, I’ve never sewn curtains but I’ve always wanted to. I’ve got several windows that are currently curtainless so this book would be a great help.

  42. Alicia Gagnon says:

    Yes, all different styles……

  43. Karen says:

    No, I have never made curtains and have been putting off for weeks making some for my laundry room. I’m sure this book would give me great inspiration.

  44. Cathy says:

    Yes, one time.

  45. Lori Swindle says:

    I have made curtains and drapes but can always make use of new ideas and techniques.

  46. Denise Howe says:

    I have not sewn curtains but one day soon plan to try my hand at sewing them. :)

  47. Roberta Benson says:

    Yes, many times over the years.

  48. Rebeca Johnson says:

    yes for my hubby and I bed room and I also going to sew some for my front room

  49. christine pallante says:

    I have sew valances but not a full curtain. I would love some ideas!

  50. Rosa Gonzalez says:

    No, I haven’t yet, but I want to try.