Sunday, December 11, 2011

Retro Cafe Curtains

I had quiet time this afternoon, so I whipped up a pair of vintage-inspired cafe curtains:

This week while I was perusing that magical time suck Pinterest, I saw this photo and got all inspired.

Darn if I can find the link now though.   I also love the towel rod with hooks to hang colanders and baskets (instead of a valance). Cute idea that still lets lots of light in.

I used a Darlene Zimmerman "Clothesline Club" 1930s print, red and blue rickrack, and my last bit of red pom pom trim. I didn't even swap out thread to match.  I sort of like the contrast.  No pattern, just measurements for the width and length, plus hem and pocket (with a little ruffle).

They are bright and cheery and I love them.  Easy Sunday project!

ps...How fun is that evil little potholder face.  I love him.  He's my favorite!


  1. So retro, they make me happy!

  2. Now.. those curtains are just tooooo cute..Love it.. Happy sewing.

  3. They are very cute indeed! xx

  4. Oh my gosh, the evil potholder! Did you make that?! Your curtains are soooo adorable too.

  5. i love pom-pom trim! it makes everything look extra cute :D

  6. They are bright and cheery. Very pretty.

  7. Those are so cute. I've been wondering if I need pom-poms on my new kitchen curtains. With 7 windows between my kitchen and laundry room, I think I'll go without. But I really love the way yours turned out. So retro-so you!


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