Boys… what do you do when you have two boys and they are tired of their plain curtains and want Mickey Mouse?
This would be an ok change if I had two Mickey Mouse curtains, not one.
I repurposed what I had. So can you.
Here’s how I did it.
I cut the one curtain in half and recreate two panels.
I had one plain curtain panel that I also cut in two and attached to each back to block out the sun.
First things first, iron the curtains before cutting. I then used my rotary cutter, bought for quilting to cut each curtain in half.
Then I hemmed the top and bottom of each panel. Once hemmed, I pinned the curtain to the plain backing and sewed them together.
I used the tab top of the plain panel to create a tube for the rod. The tabs were too long. I doubled down the tab top and sewed across them.
When I had the plain panel attached to the back, I noticed that the panel sagged on the rod.
My solution — I constructed six simple tabs to fill the gaps and provide the necessary support.
Once the sides of the tabs were sewn, I doubled them over and pinned them to fill in the gaps.
Next, I sewed the top and bottom of each tab to create the same tube structure for the rod.
Once completed, I replaced the older curtains in my boys’ bedroom with the refashioned Mickey Mouse ones.