Warm Your Windows: Sew Your Own Insulated Curtains
Watching a winter moonrise over freshly fallen snow through big glass windows is one thing, but often those lovely panes of glass let in more than just light. As anyone who lives in an old house (or even a new house!) will tell you, an icy breeze and frozen window sill doesn’t really do much for ambiance come the darkest months of the year. Craft up the perfect and colorful solution to drafty windows: insulated curtains. These traditional curtains are simple to make and easy to lower and lift back into place. In this course, students will make 1 to 2 curtains customized for their homes. Students will measure, cut, sew the batting and layers together, and add an optional border. Then, by adding rings and a frame for lifting and lowering, the curtains will be complete and ready. This is a clever homespun way to keep the house warm and toasty all winter long on a budget. Students should be able to sew a straight line using a sewing machine.