As promised I have made something using part of my collection of vintage hankies. I had quite a few children's ones so I decided to make a little curtain for my daughters room. Here's how:
- Measure your window length and depth. In my case it was approx 1.6m long x 1m drop.
- A standard hanky measures approx 25-30cm square, so I made my curtain 7 hankies across and 2 down. This allowed a little extra length so the curtains could 'gather' on the rod. And I wanted it to sit short of the window base. Add more or less to your own taste.
- Arrange and then sew all the hankies together. Don't worry if it's not perfect, that's what we are aiming for.
- With a piece of contrasting fabric (I chose pink gingham) sew in an opening for your curtain rod.
- Iron / press & hang!
This took me a few hours as I cant sew very well (thanks for letting me use your machine mum). I think the result is a little shabby, imperfect and WoNDERFUL! Have great weekend in the sunshine. Simone xx