How to make Back-Tab Window Panels From A Flat Sheet10:34:00 AM
Sew-Simple! Nothing glamorous, but makes me happy for the moment-and I am totally about instant (well almost) gratification. This project took me about an hour to make 4 panels.
I'm always longing for lengthier window panels which are often hard to find in stores, not to mention, they are expensive! Hubby and I decided on an impromptu bedroom freshen up (this is usually how projects begin in our home, no planning involved---we get a burst of energy and just do it).
So first we decided we would freshen up the paint, as it's been about 3 years since we've painted. Plus the walls had all the evidence of our teen son once living in this space before we moved back in-- tape from posters, and holes and paint nicks and scrapes-so a paint job was definitely necessary.
Do dads go through a nesting phase too? Because after he painted our bedroom, he moved onto the bathroom-Lucky Me!!! When things like this happen I have to take full advantage,
After you cut it in half, work at the top of the sheet where there is a pocket.
Then decide how far apart you'd want the tabs, half of the sheet is about 32" so you should mark every 4 inches starting at the finished/hemmed side of the sheet/panel. Your first slit should be right on the inside of that hem. (not visible in these pics but basically where the 4 is in the pic below)
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