I'm redoing all the rooms upstairs. Yes, every single one of them. The rooms are slowly coming along and I am trying to re-purpose as much as possible. When I asked E. the colors he wanted in his room, he told me blue. Lately, I have been into stripes. I think half the number of dresses I have in my closet are striped so you can probably bet that every room upstairs will have some sort of stripe in them. So when I saw this duvet, I bought it because I loved it.
The duvet sat in the closet for a month. E. and I went fabric shopping for curtains and I fell in love with once again, the navy and white striped fabric. At $8.99 a yard, I would have spent approximately $17.98 for 4 yards (using my 50% off coupon). Then I would have spent another $11.96 buying the cheapest muslin fabric to line the back for a total of $29.94. That to me is actually not a bad price.
However, I realized I had a duvet in the closet with the same color and I definitely didn't want the room to be matchy matchy so I went home and decided to use the actual duvet as fabric for the curtains.
I don't have pictures of the process as it was midnight when I started and it was all done on a whim. However, it was the EASIEST pair of curtains I had ever made. First, I laid the fabric out on the floor and cut right down the center.
I turned right sides of the fabric together and sewed straight down (where I had made the cut). I flipped the fabric back with right sides facing out and button the duvet together which were hidden so it was basically hemmed for me!
The last step, I sewed one straight line at the top so that I could place a rod in it to hang. If you have curtain clips you can omit this step all together.
I couldn't believe that it took me 15 minutes to have a pair of lined and hemmed curtains. The final price was only $13.48 as the queen sized duvet was on clearance! Plus, I had 2 pillow shams as well! You can't beat that now can you? What's even better is that I love love love the curtains and so does E.