The newest addition to the room is the red & white horizontal awning striped drapes with fun grommit details. I searched online for what we wanted but couldn't find anything so I headed to the discount fabric store and found the perfect outdoor awning fabric in deep red and white stripes.
I would like to say I sewed them myself (straight lines, I "could" do that, right) however I have an awesome seamstress friend who helped me out. All I had to do was watch her adorable daughter for a couple of hours! LOVE HER! (By the way, Heather just started a blog at No Business Like Sew Business - check it out!)
It wasn't quite as simple as straight lines. There was a bit of math and calculation involved. The fabric was a vertical stripe, and I wanted horizontal stripes. So we had to piece it together. Fortunately, with the stripe, we were able to do it in a way that you cannot even see it. She simply sewed right on the line of the stripe.
See, you can't even see it, unless you look very close - look at the top of the red stripe, it is hardly visable.
Last weekend, I installed the grommits. These are a plastic grommit from JoAnn's (they come in all sorts of colors but we wanted a stainless steel accent in this room. The grommits come with a nifty template to trace out the circle you must cut out of the fabric and then you "simply" snap the two piece grommit together. I say simply because with 3 thicknesses of this outdoor awning fabric at the header, snapping these together took alot of muscle and a bit of finness.
They look awesome and really bring some personality to the room. I love the red and white stripes against the blue wall.
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