Blackout Curtains: An Easy How To (I Promise)

Making blackout curtains can seem kind of intimidating but it's actually very easy.

Supplies you'll need for this project:

  • Fabric of choice (how much all depends on the size of your specific curtains)
  • Matching thread
  • Blackout liner
  • Lots of straight pins

Step one is cutting your fabric to the length and width of your choosing.

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The Bapron: Say Wha?

My little one is notorious for ripping off whatever bib I put on her.  Which, of course, results in dirty clothes that can be rather hard to clean.  

In my efforts to keep her clothes covered I bought the nice big plastic-y kind of bibs.  Without fail they always got ripped off.  What is it about bibs that make kids want to rip them off?

I saw at a baby shower once, the bibs made out of dish cloths.  Pretty ingenious, but I kind of wanted something just a little cuter.

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Ruffled Burlap Curtain Tutorial

Let me just start by saying, I absolutely love how these curtains came out! I used burlap for my fabric, which ended up working out tremendously, seeing as I needed 11 YARDS and it's a cheap fabric, especially if you have a coupon.  I had never used burlap before so it was a little bit of a learning curve on how to work with it.  

VERY important: you do not want to cut burlap on what you think is square! To get a straigth line with burlap you actually pull a string out from the weaving.  When you cut burlap on a square you may think you are cutting straight, but you aren't. 

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