step one: buy fab fabric from your fave store
step two: cut needed length for panels
step three: attach to drapery clips
and voila! you have curtains.
seriously, the much loved curtains you see in so many of my photos (examples seen here, here, and here) have no hems, no lining, no fuss. mainly because when i put them up i was still scared of my sewing machine. i wasn't sure how to sew a straight line. that was only 18 months ago and boy, has a lot changed. i think i may get to lining and hemming and such this winter, but then again, maybe not. 'cause they look pretty darn good this way too. and that would take a lot of time.
for the specifics, i measured the length from the rod to the floor, added length for the hems (just in case) and then tacked on an extra foot for puddling. because puddling makes me happy.
the width is standard 44" quilting width, which, when using a pair of panels, fills out most windows nicely when closed.
just wondering, can i really call this a tutorial?