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Hey, everyone! I'm Ashley and I blog over at3 Little Greenwoods.At 3 Little GreenwoodsI love sharing all sorts of easy crafts, DIY home decor, effortless entertaining tips and Southern recipes.I am so happy to be at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Bodyfor my firstcontributor post!

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Today I am so excited to share a tutorial for DIY Window Curtains. These areeasy no-sew curtains that look designer without the crazy high price tag.


Maybe I should start this introduction with a confession.

Like…; “;Hello. My name isAshley and I recently overcame a GotToHaveWindowTreatmentsForever-phobia.”;

You see I have a vivid memory of my grandmother hiring a professional seamstress to designpillowcase baby, sew, and install window treatments for each room of her home. They were made from beautifully patterned, heavy fabric. And they cost a fortune.

These same window treatments hung in her home for the next thirty years.

So in my mind choosing curtains was a serious, life long commitment.

But not anymore. Let me show you how simple to make window curtains can add a huge punch of color and decorator look to your home. This post contains some affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

We are in the process of updating our Southern Gentleman's Inspired Home Office on a small budget. So I wanted these window curtains to be as inexpensive as possible.

That means that Wal-Mart was my first stop. Sure enough I found a huge 54″; x 84″; curtain panel for less than $8. Thewidth allowed me to cut it in half to create two 27″; x 84″; curtains.

Fusible Webbing tapewas used to finish the cut sides of the new curtains. Simply make a one inch fold then glue it together with the fusible webbing. Follow all package instructions when using.

Afterthe solid color panels werecompletely hemmed and ironed, I movedon to the patterned piece ofthe diy window curtain. Being the lazy girl I am I didn't even unfold the patterned fabric before I cut it in half. Simply cutting up the fold gave me a 24″; longpiece. The width was cut to 27″;. This created a 24″; x 27″; patterned panel for the top.

Just like the unfinished edges of the first panel I used the fusible webbing tape to add a one inch hem all around.

The length of the curtain needed to be 94″; long. To add an extra ten inches to the pre-made panels simplyadjust the patterned panel to the measurement then use the fusible tape to secure it in place.

It was easy to attach tabs to theback of each diy window curtain. Hot glue and a three inch strip of scrap fabric made the perfect loop for threading a curtain rod through. A dot of hot glue at the top and bottom of the strip held it in place.

Pretty ribbon was attached with fusible webbing to hide the seam where the solid panel and patterned piece met. It's a great detail that adds another pop of color to the diy window curtains.

I repeated thesesteps to make enough window curtains for the three windows in our home office. The entire DIY project took a couple of afternoons but it was so worth it. Just seeing them hanging in the office puts a big smile on my face!

The window curtains give a feel of sophistication and luxury to the room. Not to mention the wonderful punch of color and pattern our Southern Gentleman's Home Office needs.

That comes out to less than $15 a window for fabulous, designer looking window treatments! Plus since they didn't cost a fortune if I want to change them out from something different then it won't break my heart (or my home decor budget)!

If you enjoyed this post, you may also want to check out my post on how to create a moss covered basket {A Pottery Barn Knock Off}:

You may also love my post on a thrift store pineapple. Never underestimate the power of spray paint!

Thanks so much to Tasha for allowing me to share my DIY Window Curtains tutorial with you! I hope you have been inspired to buy some fusible webbing and make curtainsfor your own home.

Meanwhile, I would love for you to come hang out with me over at my blog! You can find me over atmy blog 3 Little Greenwoodsor connect with me on social media.

But before I go I've got ask: Is there a home decor accessory orprojectthat you are afraid of? Anyone else out there afraid of window treatments like me?

Working in the Garden.

Planting time is here!Last year Scarlet and I went nuts and planted all sorts of delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs willy-nilly all over the garden. It was a magical spring and summer of pure mother-daughter-nature joy. Check it out here and here.This year I had planned to create a raised bed (learn how from Jacinda here) and create an orderly garden of delicious bounty blooming on schedule throughout the summer, but I, umm, couldn’t quite pull it together.Instead we just went at it with a little more knowledge and a lot more seeds – tilling, fertilizing, and sowing to our hearts’ content. Not much to show for it yet, but we should start to see some sprouts in the next ten days. This week’s rain is our friend, though the birds I once loved to listen to are not. Find out what we’ve planted and see some before pics after the jump.

If you’re in the mood to do a bit of sewing before Easter then you may like this Easter Basket Sewing Tutorial!?The smaller size of this basket sewing pattern allows it to double as a purse for a little one on Easter morning!

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