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Simple Cafe Curtains




Fashion a charming pair of cafe curtains using linen fabric and orange twill tape.


  • Twill tape (1 1/2 inches longer than the curtain's width)
  • Two pieces of linen (1 1/2 inches wider and 5 inches longer than your window)
  • Curtain rod
  • Socket brackets


  1. Step 1

    Sew a simple straight stitch along the edge of the twill tape. To make the channel for the rod, use the same straight stitch to hem the edge, then fold over 2 inches for the channel. Hand-sew the twill tape, using a tacking stitch, to give the panel a professionally finished look (about 3 to 5 stitches will secure the ends).

  2. Step 2

    Before hanging, press the curtain, and slide the curtain rod through the channel. Use socket brackets for hanging.

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Reviews (7)

  • wrcs 6 Sep, 2012

    These curtains are fabulous to make! I need to make some and half of our home would benefit. I am late on getting going ON FINISH TOUCHES, with family due, thank you for this idea! As far as the craft table, I am a DIY gal and sure have things to make it!

  • bbysstr 31 Jan, 2011

    I live in area where the nearest fabric store is 80 miles away. There is a dollar store that carries flour sack towels. I make curtains from them but use the embroidery stitches on my sewing machine for embellishment. I love the fact that I can create a personal touch and the towels are very inexpensive.

  • timtex 9 Sep, 2010

    The work table was actually a project that they had several years ago. It's basically a hollow-core door and two bookcases. They fixed theirs so that you could hang the door horizontally on the wall to save space when not in use. This was in the magazine, and they also had it on Martha's old show in Westport.

  • vivalamama 10 Jul, 2010

    By the looks of it, it looks like you could make one with a small bookcase, screw a counter top on it (you can get sections at Home Depot or Lowes fairly afford ably), and just attach caster wheels to the bottom of the bookcase. Not sure what the other side of the table looks like. But I suppose you could do the same thing, or maybe get some nice table legs from an old table at a thrift shop maybe?

  • SharonMoser 23 Apr, 2010

    IS there an answer to Tam108's question about the work/project table . Was is purchased or made? It looks like a great item to have in my craft room.

  • Tam108 14 Sep, 2009

    The curtains are cute, but can someone tell me where to find instructions for making the work table in the picture?

  • Inguanti 4 Apr, 2008

    These curtains give the room a touch of coziness. I love it.