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Hip Living Room Curtains
Hip Living Room Curtains

Created by: Jacqueline Smerek

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Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Janome Supplies Required:

  • Any Janome sewing machine
  • Zig-Zag Foot A
  • Buttonhole Foot R
  • Button Sewing Foot T
  • Zipper Foot E
  • Even Feed Foot
  • Quilting Bar
  • Blue Tip needle 75/11

Fabric and Notions Required:

  • 6 yds. sheer striped fabric
  • 10 buttons
  • All purpose thread
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler


  1. Set up the machine for ordinary sewing.
  2. Attach the Zig-zag Foot A.
  3. Select Straight Stitch #1.
  4. Cut three 72" x width of fabric pieces (these are your curtain panels).
  5. Cut two 9" x 45"/60" (depending on width of fabric) stripes from one of the panels.
  6. Fold the two 9" strips in half. Press.
  7. Press under 1/2" on long edge on each strip.
  8. Stitch the long, un-pressed edge to the bottom of each curtain panel using a 1/2" seam allowance. Press seam allowance down (toward hem).
  9. Bring pressed edge up to meet seam and topstitch through all layers. Press.
  10. If selvages are obvious, turn under and stitch. If not, then turn in edges on bottom facing so they are flush with the selvages and topstitch.
  11. To make loops, cut ten 5" x 16" stripes along the crossgrain.
  12. Stitch, with right sides together, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Turn and press, with the seams at the side.
  13. Attach the Buttonhole Foot R.
  14. Make buttonholes at the bottom of each loop.
  15. With right sides facing up, place 5 loops, equally spaced, with edges flush, along the top of each curtain panel (buttonhole should be at the bottom). Stitch in place.
  16. Press loops up, press seam allowances down.
  17. Turn seam allowances under again (now loops are behind and should be facing down).
  18. Press loops only, back up. Topstitch in place.
  19. Attach the Button Sewing Foot T.
  20. Stitch buttons on in appropriate places.

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