First off my ceilings are 8' so I got 6 yards of fabric, 3 yards for each side of the window. My fabric was 54" wide.
What you will need for this project is:
Ruler or measuring tape
Cordinating thread (I used a light cream)
Okay let's get started, wash your fabric if it's machine washable. You want to pre-shrink your fabric. You don't want any of your seams to pucker so this is an important step. Then Iron all of the fabric.
Next, I just laid out my fabric and folded it in half. Then cut right down the middle so I had two panels of 3 yards. You might be able to have the fabric store do this step for you.
Then I took the sides Folded over 1.5" ironed and measured as I went along to make sure it was accurate. You can make this hem as big or little as you want. I chose 1.5" because I like the way it looked. Then fold over one more time and iron and pin as you go. Your edges will look like this. Then repeat the same steps on the other side.
|When you come to the edge you don't have to back stitch this one, because you'll be folding up both hems on each side.|
|Then it's time to sew your top. I did mine with a 3" hem to fit my rod.|