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New curtains

Linen curtains with pleated hem.

I think this is the first time a home dec project makes it into my blog. The reason is simple – I don’t find sewing home dec all that enjoyable, loads of grinding work and very little creativity. Cindy explains these feelings well – sewing straight lines gets boring really fast.

However we needed curtains for our new living room window and since I got a very specific idea straight away I decided to sew a pair. The pleats are actually something I had planned to use on a dress, but never got around to. The ivory coloured linen is bought on the cheap from Ikea, and while I’m a sucker for fine and expensive fabrics, the Ikea version is actually pretty nice. I wanted the curtains to be a tribute to the home weaved linen and cotton curtains that my farmer grandparents was very fond of and that my mum also uses from time to time.


  • Kelli Ward
    April 6, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    i think these are really beautiful. i have been putting off sewing curtains for awhile because i also feel it is so boring. you’ve inspired me.

  • Cindy
    April 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I love them! The pleats are great. Now on to something fun!

  • gwensews
    April 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Love the pleated detail at the hems.

  • geek sewing
    April 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    They’re oh so nice. Very martha-stewartish, I think. I like the pleats!

  • Antoinette
    April 7, 2009 at 1:49 am

    They look so crisp and tailored. I would not have thought to pleat curtains!


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