Get the Farmhouse look by adding Pom Pom details to your sheers
One of my favorite things to buy at Ikea is curtains.
For as low as $9 you can buy a pair of 98-inch long sheers, which is mind-blowingly cheap!
Even if your sewing skills aren’t super advanced, hemming curtains is a fast beginner’s project. If you can sew a straight line, you can hem a curtain.
PLUS I was able to make a custom product for only $30, which is — considering the long to-do list for our Farmhouse Office Renovation — a much needed perk. Two days ago the office was very black and white, just screaming for a little added charm.
Enter: the beautiful, the talented, pom pom trim…
I was so giddy after hanging the first panel that I ran downstairs and squeezed my husband 😀
Here’s a recap of my process:
- Any kind of Ikea curtains or sheers (The EMMYLINA, LILLYANA, and GJERTRUD are my personal favs!) hemmed to length
- 3/4-inch Pom Pom Fringe, available at most fabric stores
- sewing machine
- thread to match your curtains
- extra wide bias tape
Step 1: Hem your curtains if you haven’t done so already. My mother recently pointed out that I’d been hemming everything the wrong way (now she tells me!), so I turned to the experts for help. After a lot of trial and error I got the process down to a science. Turns out it’s a lot easier to do all the ironing while the curtains are still on the rod! See my video tutorial here:
As this tutorial proves, you don’t need a sewing machine to hem. You’ll want to pin the curtains so the hem is just “kissing” the floor, as they say.
Remove your curtain panels from the rod and flip them over (wrong side up) onto your ironing board. Wrap your pom pom trim with bias tape to conceal the strip of material attached to the pom poms. This part is optional but I feel it gives your finished edge a more professional look.
Pin this strip along the inside edge of your panel, as shown below.
Turn your fabric over and sew a top stitch along the front of your panel.
Rehang the panel on your curtain rod. Repeat for your second panel. That’s it!
And for your viewing pleasure an action shot of me hemming…
And a few glamour shots of the finished product!
The curtains I purchased were $13, and the trim came to $17 (with extra leftover), bringing the total cost of this project to $30.
Stay tuned for more office updates in the coming weeks! This week is going to entail another awesome Ikea hack involving Billy bookcases, so I hope to keep the inspiration flowing your way.
You can also follow my instagram account @topshelfdiy for daily progress photos!
And if you’re on the hunt for more Ikea Hacks, check out my 3-part Ikea Hacks for the Home Bartender series.