Monday, May 11, 2015

Flour Sack Cafe Curtains

I didn't even know I needed new café curtains in my kitchen....


 
Until I walked by this end cap in Walmart, and there they were! The cutest pattern that would go so perfect in my cobalt blue and white kitchen, where I have recently been adding touches of red. They are flour sack towels so there would be some sewing to do. So easy to make with basic sewing skills.
 
 
The first thing I did was wash them to soften them up a bit.
 
Then be sure to cut the tag off (it shows through!) first. I forgot with the first panel and had to cut it out all wedged in between the seams!
 
 
I turned the top of the towel over 3 1/2" and pinned it down.
 
 
Then I sewed a 5/8" seam across the top. It's easy to do with the markings on the machine!
 
 
I then added another seem about an inch from the first for the casing for the café curtain rod.
 
 
I tacked the sides of the casing down and done! The bottom was already finished, being the bottom of the towel. By then my machine was making awful screeching noises so I had to be done!
 
Here they are hung up!
 
 
 





There is one of my added touches of red....the dish pan!
 
 
They cost $6.01 (with tax!) and took about 10 minutes to sew up.
 
I love them for Spring and Summer to add a little fun and whimsy to my kitchen.
 
Have you made anything fun from something you found at Walmart?
 
AnnMarie xoxo
 
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41 comments :

  1. On my gosh! These are simply adorable. I love them. I will have to look for some of them to put in my fabric stash. They would make cute pillow covers too. Love your kitchen color scheme. Cobalt blue is such a beautiful color! Have a great week!

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  2. These are absolutely adorable. Great job!

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  3. Oh.My.Word! AnnMarie, you are brilliant! I am love with your flour sack curtains and I simply adore the idea of making curtains out of towels :) Thanks for the inspiration and creativity. They look perfect in your kitchen!

    Hugs to yoU!

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  4. AnnMarie, those turned out adorable! I haven't seen those flour sack towels but will have to go to Walmart and buy some just to use. They are cute! I love projects that don't take much money or time.

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  5. Hi AnnMarie,

    Kudos for your craftiness in creating these cute curtains; they're so sweet!

    Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!

    Poppy

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  6. Cute!! And what a great idea of re-purposing something!!
    Love it!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Hi AnnMarie, oh I love this and the design is perfect in your kitchen with the blue and of course the touch of red. Amazing idea for cafe curtains. I can see pillows too!!
    Thanks for sharing. xo

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  8. they are just so cute! Great cost saving project!

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  9. Ann Marie, those are soo cute! Great job!

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  10. Love your creative redo! Those curtains look fabulous in your kitchen! Isn't it fun to find something to add to your decor that is both inexpensive and creative! :)

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  11. Oh wow, those look so cute in your kitchen! Great job!

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  12. Oh my gosh Ann Marie, they are perfect! Made for your kitchen sweet friend. They would make me smile every time I walked by them. May need some just to hang in m kitchen.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Those are so cute and I love your blue and white kitchen.

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  14. It seems we always need something when we least expect it. They are so cute, AnnMarie. I love the cheerful figures and colors and so pretty with your blue tile. Thank you for your sweet visit to me and Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  15. They turned our so great Ann Marie! I love the colours, and what a great price.

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  16. Wow - I love your kitchen. Those are the cutest curtains to have in there. So happy!

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  17. Those are perfect! :) I hope I can find some towels like that.

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  18. perfect! love the color and pattern. enjoy!
    b

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  19. Oh my goodness! These are so cute and so very clever!
    Thanks so much for sharing with me for Something to Talk About!
    Karen

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  20. Hello, What a sweet and cheery,set of curtains you made for your lovely kitchen!
    I think they look great! I have been working on doing something similiar in my bathroom, but I used some shower curtains! It was fun to see how you made them.
    Blessings to you!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  21. The new curtains do brighten up the room!
    Amalia
    xo

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  22. I love quick and easy projects and this one is perfect for spring! Plus the price is right, so when Walmart puts out their fall towels, you can make another pair of curtains, guilt free!! Enjoy your new view!

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  23. Hi AnnMarie, What could be more perfect than flour sack for the kitchen and such a cute print I love red and turquoise, so retro! Thanks for stopping by ShabbyTeaParty. Hugs,

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  24. Great choice of pattern and style - they really perk up the window.

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  25. AnnMarie, I love these! So bright, cheery AND thrifty! Blessings, Cecilia

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  26. Awesome! Thanks for brightening up Blogland with your great curtains!
    And thanks for visiting me too! Glad to follow your wonderful blog!
    Best wishes
    Christine

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  27. What a great idea and I love how the pattern falls with the flowers on the bottom!

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  28. I love your new curtains. They are darling and are just perfect in your cute kitchen.

    Judy

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  29. Love them and the pattern is so sweet...great idea!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  30. Your new cafe curtains are so bright and cheery! I would love for you to link them up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now. http://www.behindtheseamssewing.com/2015/05/stitch-it-blog-it-share-it-link-party-2.html

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  31. They are so cheerful, AnnMarie! And what a bargain! They really brighten up the windows!

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  32. So sweet!! Quick & easy project. They look perfect in your kitchen!! Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry I have been "absent" for a bit. I have been so sick with pneumonia & thyroiditis. I am still recovering. Hope you are feeling better after your bout of spring flu! Best wishes, Antique Shop Girl

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  33. Adorable decor for your kitchen! I never would have thought about using those flour sack towels. Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration Blog Hop!

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  34. Hi Ann Marie, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  35. Just posted your curtains on my facebook page, AnnMarie :)

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  36. These are the cutest kitchen curtains AnnMarie - I would never walk by kitchen towels and think of that - it's such a brilliant idea - beautful job !!!
    xox

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  37. Way too cute! Love how the cafe curtains match the other colors in your kitchen - perfect for spring!

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  38. LOVE your dishtowel cafe curtains. As soon as I noticed them at SYC, I ran right over. I'm giving my breakfast nook a little makeover and this would be perfect.
    Your kitchen colors are dreamy.

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  39. I don't doubt for one minute that you couldn't walk past those gorgeous dish towels without taking them home with you. The flowers are singing the most happiest of colourful and bright songs aren't they. I love your kitchen and your lovely curtains make the perfect finishing touch. Just visiting your lovely blog via The Enchanting Rose.

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