Pocket rod panel curtains.

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So I’m really behind (what else is new). But I spent the weekend working on a couple of different projects.  One was the curtains for the living room.  We bought the fabric nearly a year ago! And there’s been those lovely paper shades on the windows since move in.  Well, several months ago I got part of one panel done, and then shelved the project for other more pressing things.  I didn’t manage to get the first part documented in pictures…but that’s the easy part. In the picture above, I’m preparing the pocket that the rod will go into.  IMG_4236

Here I have folded over the top half inch, and sewed it down.  Then I folded over about 3.25″ IMG_4237

I verify that it’s exactly 3.25″ with an acrylic ruler, and pin into place.

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Here I am sewing down the top edge, about 1/4″ from the left side of the edge of the fabric. IMG_4239

I measured the width of the rod I’d be using, and then moved over and sewed a straight line across the top that distance.  In my case, I actually found that the right side of the fabric lined up with the right edge of the presser foot plate…and I used that as my guide.

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Haven’t hung the curtains up yet.  Here they are laid out on the floor in preparation of hanging.  They are lined with 70% sun blocking liner. IMG_4232

The rest of the fabric yet to be made into curtains! (and the rest of the liner)  Hubby picked the fabric. Can you sense a theme?

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