How to make a retro curtain

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  • Follow Style at Home's step-by-step guide to making your own retro curtain

    Looking for bathroom decorating ideas? Hide your bathroom clutter behind this quick and easy-to-make retro curtain. This clever curtain cover-upis perfect for jazzing up a dull corner.

    30 minutes


    What you’ll need
    * On the Road fabric (44in wide), £12.50 per m, Clothkits
    * Big Pom Pom ribbon trim, £3.57 per m, Clothkits
    * Expanding net wire kit, £1.75 for 100cm, John Lewis

    For a wide opening, you may need to join the fabric – just match up the pattern first.

    1) Measure the opening you want to cover – you’ll need the width
    and the height (the curtain should finish about 3cm off 
the floor). Cut
    a piece of fabric 1.5 times the width of the opening x height plus 6cm.
Cut the bobble trim 2cm wider than the width of your curtain.

    2) Turn over 1cm and 1cm again along the bottom and two side
    edges to form hems. Pin and press in place before machine-stitching. At
    the top, turn over 2cm and 2cm again to form a channel for the curtain wire. Pin, press and machine-stitch in place, close to the lower folded edge.

    3) Pin and hand-stitch the bobble trim 8cm down from the curtain
    top, folding back 1cm each side to the reverse. Fix the O-hooks from
    the wire kit into the wall. Screw in one cup hook to one end of the
    curtain wire and attach to the O-hook, pulling taut. Cut with pliers,
    then fix on the second cup hook. Thread the wire through the curtain’s
    channel and hang.

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