My newest project was to find a curtain that would work for our hallway window and since I love Amish and Shaker style, this curtain at www.countrystoreofgeneva.com was perfect.
It is called a Shaker Cabin Pullback Curtain and to maintain simplicity, it has no backing. I thought that I might be able to make one, so this is my attempt. I am fairly pleased with it and I think it was easy to make. Please forgive the lighting:
This is how I made it:
1. First I measured my window and found out that it was 58″ long. I then decided that I would tuck under 1/2 inch on each end and then hem at 2″. The top “hem” could be used as the curtain rod pocket.
2. I washed and dried my material, which was called “prairie cloth” in “taupe”. I had bought 2 1/2 yards, I might make some cloth napkins out of the leftover. I also used “Coats and Clark All Purpose Thread color 8540”.
3. I then ironed and cut my material and ironed my hems in. The sewing went quickly this way.
4. Last I cut a 4 inch strip of material the width of the the cloth and then another 5 1/2 inch strip to sew on the end to make the material 50 inches long. I then ironed the 4 inch strip to tuck both sides in and then to double it over to make the tieback. After ironing, it was really easy to just sew right down the folded over strip. I then sewed it to the back of the curtain at the top left in the back and the other end of the tieback is tied to the curtain rod.