One idea that I came up with is our yellow laundry room. I didn't think about it long and hard, it was more of a spur of the moment decision. I'm actually pretty glad we choose bright yellow. It's clean and crisp looking, just the way a laundry room should be. I decided that I'd like to have a yellow pinstripe curtain for the window and I wasn't able to track one down. I looked through some of the stores where we regularly shop and I even looked on Etsy. Oh yes, they do have yellow pinstripes curtains on Etsy but, holy smokes...they are spendy! I'm into decorating our home.....on a budget.
After having no luck finding a yellow pinstripe curtain, I decided that I was going to make one. However, I don't have a sewing machine and as much as hand stitching can be fun, it didn't sound fun to hand stitch an entire curtain. I bounced the idea off my very smart sister and she suggested I use a product called "Stitch Witchery". It's an iron on adhesive that acts in place of thread. Brilliant!
Thankfully, I found the perfect yellow pinstripe fabric and a package of Stitch Witchery at JoAnn fabrics and last night after the kids were in bed, I got busy.
Cut the fabric to the desired size. Place Stitch Witchery between fabric layers. I pinned mine because it was pretty long and I wanted to keep it straight.
Cover with damp press cloth. Set steam iron on "wool" and press for 10 seconds on each side. Do not slide.
This is how it looks after it's pressed. All nice, flat and secure.
If I get tired of the loops, they can always be removed and I'll just slide the curtain onto the curtain rod or I'll pick some clothespins up sometime (if I remember!) and hang the curtain with those.