by Lauralee Billingsley
9 foot ceilings
Fabric A 2 ½ yards
Fabric B 1 ¾ yards
8 foot ceilings
Fabric A 2 ¼ yards
Fabric B 1 ½ yards
(yardage is for one curtain panel)
You’ll also need
1 yard of matching ribbon 1/4”-1/2” wide
Rotary cutter and ruler
These curtains are a fun addition to any room. There are so many color combinations to choose from giving you a custom look. Hanging curtains touching the ceiling gives you the illusion of a bigger room and higher ceilings. They are easy to make and will become one of your favorite patterns.
Cutting instructions for 9’ ceilings
From fabric A cut2 @ 21” x width of fabric
Cut 3 @ 13” x width of fabric
From fabric B cut 4 @ 13” x width of fabric
Cutting instructions for 8’ ceilings
From fabric A cut 2 @ 19 ¾” x width of fabric
Cut 3 @ 11 ¾” x width of fabric
From fabric B cut 4 @ 11 ¾” x width of fabric
-This is for one curtain panel-
Place one of the fabric B strips on top of one of the bigger fabric A strips:
Stitch together using a ½” seam allowance. Finish seams by serging or using a zig zag stitch:
Open the strip and lay flat. Place one of the smaller fabric A pieces on top of the fabric B piece. Stitch in place.
Open and lay piece flat. Lay another fabric B strip on top of the last Fabric A strip you sewed on. Stitch in place using a ½” seam allowance, finishing seams as well. Repeat with all remaining strips ending with the large Fabric A piece.
Press seams towards the darkest color.
Fold the sides of the curtain panel towards the back 1”. Press
Fold the sides of the curtain panel towards the back 1” again. Press and pin in place. Stitch in place along the inside folded edge.
Fold the top of the curtain panel towards the back 4”. Press fold.
Fold the top of the panel over again 4”. Press fold. Stitch in place along the inside fold. Repeat with the bottom hem of the curtain panel.
Cut the ribbon into 4” pieces. Fold top and bottom of the ribbon piece under ½”. Place the first ribbon onto the front edge of the curtain, Starting 1” from the top of the curtain. Stitch in place along the top and bottom of the ribbon. Repeat on the other top front edge of the curtain panel.
Finding the center of the top edge of the curtain panel., place a ribbon on the back side. Stitch in place. Evenly space 2 more ribbons between the center and edge ribbons. Stitch in place and repeat on the other side of the center ribbon. Make sure these are all sewn on the back side of the curtain.
When hanging these on a curtain rod fold the edge towards the back and slide rod through the ribbon. Continue threading the rod through the ribbons and fold the last edge towards the back and thread rod through ribbon. This helps hide the side seams.
Stand back and enjoy your fabulous new curtains!!