Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Ombre Ruffle Curtains

Added Sep 15, 2011

by auschick

Centreville, Vir...






When I saw the ruffle curtains at Urban, and the ombre ruffle shower curtain at Anthropologie, I knew exactly what type of curtains I wanted my little girl to have in her nursery. They took about two days to make, and even though I definitely needed to see the chiropractor afterwards, for $50, they were totally worth it! Making them wasn’t hard, but they are a bit time consuming. I probably would not do this project without a ruffle foot.

Material Notes

Quilters cotton, Drapery Lining





13 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Dsc00099_large

    Nov 21, 2011, 02.26 PMby indiana-scout

    Absolutely Lovely and after doing my own curtains and ruffling the edges I know how time consuming it is and the sheer weight wich makes you think you have done a workout! Well done they look amazing and just so different definately different to shop brought :)

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0598_large

      Nov 21, 2011, 05.28 PMby auschick

      Thank you!

  • Cali_large

    Oct 4, 2011, 09.21 PMby threadsquare

    Go you! Despite not being a ruffly person, I always love these when browsing Anthro. I agree… the orange makes them even better :)

  • Img_0282_large

    Sep 16, 2011, 01.41 AMby jwick5

    I loved the shower curtain they had at anthropologie like this. It is definitely my style, but alas my beau is not so keen on ruffles. I decided that considering the amount of time spent in the bathroom, I would concede.

    I love your curtains and I love the idea of these for a nursery. The ruffles are soo feminine, but the orange makes it feel not overly precious.

  • 3864138084_1fb5db6c00_large

    Sep 16, 2011, 12.19 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    ohmy goodness you did all the ruffles. wow. and they are so straight! im impressed and jealous of ur little ones amazing curtains!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0598_large

      Sep 21, 2011, 01.47 AMby auschick

      Thanks! Ruler and Pencil are my friends :)

  • 3864138084_1fb5db6c00_large

    Sep 16, 2011, 12.10 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    ohmy goodness you did all the ruffles. wow. and they are so straight! im impressed and jealous of ur little ones amazing curtains!

  • Photo-7_reasonably_small_large

    Sep 15, 2011, 09.05 PMby roxyl

    I love these, I saw a version of these online too and loved it. I’d love to make these but don’t know if I have the patience for it.

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0598_large

      Sep 16, 2011, 01.16 AMby auschick

      As long as you have time and a ruffle foot that allows you to ruffle and attach the fabric to the lining at the same time, I would go for it!

  • 10382002_10104918397578633_1797306030231074038_n_large

    Sep 15, 2011, 07.10 PMby madebymeg

    nice! hemming all those ruffles looks equally time-consuming! i hope you had a rolled hem foot too to help you out!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0598_large

      Sep 15, 2011, 07.16 PMby auschick

      Sadly, I didn’t! I used my edge foot and had the needle positioned to the far left, then folded over and stitched as I went (didn’t iron it or double it over)

  • Screen_shot_2012-01-05_at_12_12_35_am_large

    Sep 15, 2011, 05.22 PMby coleemd

    i seriously love these so much! i want some for me!

  • P1011343_large

    Sep 15, 2011, 09.12 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    They are GORGEOUS!!! And I am sure it was very tedious and would have been a nightmare without the ruffle foot. Very professional! Lucky little baby. Happy Sewing!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0598_large

      Sep 15, 2011, 04.19 PMby auschick

      Thanks! Doing multiple colors helps to break up the monotony a bit! And I took many breaks to inspect my husband’s paintwork in the nursery :). It probably would have taken at least three times as long without the ruffle foot.

  • Bub_large

    Sep 15, 2011, 05.23 AMby baka-pepica

    ITS so great but i think you must have so much patience ! :) great

  • Project_runway_remake_rowenta_023-1_large

    Sep 15, 2011, 03.27 AMby nidhi

    fabulous! love the colours too!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0598_large

      Sep 15, 2011, 04.22 PMby auschick

      Thanks! Whenever I told people I was doing orange and pink curtains, I got very strange looks! But I love them :)

  • Burda_023_large

    Sep 15, 2011, 03.25 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very cool! You are a very good mommy to put that much work into cool curtains. Nice work.

  • Photo_2__large

    Sep 15, 2011, 02.14 AMby x0marmar0x

    these look INCREDIBLY cool. i love them!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 74 people added it