This is a bit pathetic to admit, but I’ve had this narrow panel curtain for about five years, stored neatly in a fabric box. I unearthed the project when my latest organising post, and decided to dig out the hook ribbon, sew it in place, iron the thing, and install the curtain.
Guess how long it took from the time I saw the fabric to it was hanging in place? A total of half an hour. Fabulous, isn’t it? Do you have these quick projects queued up? Something mending-related such as sewing a button in place? Just do it. Mark those projects done once and for all!
My living-room curtain was purchased as is, but nevertheless I didn’t sew this ribbon immediately, and so it became yet another thing I procrastinated quite gloriously:
Two seams, people, two seams…
And since I do want the curtain to hang straight, I only added the hooks, like so:
If you want ruffles, you need to pull in the two cords, then tie them neatly like shoe laces in both ends, but even that isn’t too tricky to figure out.
There’s something immensely satisfactory about seeing one’s own handiwork in action in more utilitarian contexts than “prettyfying contexts” such as a quilt, so chop chop, off you go! :)