One of my favorite small pleasures is having a ledge on the windowsill. I like to keep potted herbs on the sill, and currently I'm trying to choose which pot I like best. Rosemary is in the store pot with burlap safety pinned around him. Basil is in a painted soup can, and the other plant (a tropical non-herb who is enjoying the spot while I shop for a new parsley plant) is in a classic terracotta.
Dressing the window, I have a ruffled pinstripe curtain with a pin-tucked white border at the bottom. This curtain has a secret. Do you want to know what it is?
This pretty little curtain is actually made from a bedsheet and bedskirt. I always check the bedding section while thrifting and I've used sheets and duvets as my fabric for countless projects around the house.
If you have a basic knowledge of sewing, you can make this little curtain in no time by sewing your sheet to the bedskirt, leaving a few inches on all sides for seam allowances. Get in touch if you have any questions.
To get those cute ruffles at the top of the curtain, I just gathered the fabric together about 3 inches from the top and clipped the gathers in place with clip-on curtain rings. The curtain is hung on an old pressure mounted shower curtain rod. So simple!
Do you ever use old sheets for your sewing projects? Leave a comment below, or send a picture with your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it here.