The Mister Made Easy No Sew Curtains

7.31.2014


Did you guess which room I'm working on with the peeks I've been giving you? Yes the breakfast room and kitchen got a fresh coat of paint and I will share the full reveal later. For now I wanted to show you how we turned the long drapes into cute cafe curtains.



After taking down the drapes to paint the walls I was loving the light coming in so I decided I didn't want to put the drapes back the way they were. I have always loved the look of cafe curtains and started looking on line to order some. Then the idea to just revamp what I had sounded like a much better idea and free. Mr. Savvy had added the curtain rod where I wanted it placed and then offered to help me with the curtains. Yep he is a jack of all trades and yes, he has his shirt off. I told him to put it on before I started shooting pics, but hey the He man said no so you get what you get. At least the iron hides most of him. :)

We hung one drape panel from the rod so we could see where to mark it to cut. Then he started pinning the length to hem since we cut them about two inches longer. I told him we needed to fold the edge under and iron a nice crease and then fold that under with the stitch witch and iron. So that is when he started pulling the pins back out and he ironed the creases in. I was going to do this myself, but hey, he offered. 

I'm so glad we could do this without sewing. Gotta love this stuff. Even though he could have sewn them with the machine. He is actually better at that than me. I break out in a sweat in front of a sewing machine.

See the nice crease he made and then it all got ironed down on the stitch witch tape. Nice and neat.

We only had to use one panel since the panels were so long. Now, I can use the other one for pillows or cushions covers or maybe even some napkins.


We had these curtains measured, cut, hemmed and hung in less than an hour. 
I'm loving the new look.

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56 comments:

  1. Mr. Savvy is such a great guy!! He can do anything. I love the café curtains. Mr. Savvy did a wonderful job. They look perfect.

    Kathy

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  2. Bravo Mr Savvy...a man after my own heart as I love using Stitch Witchery...cannot live without it...I even use it on my clothes to "tack things down"...Mr. Savvy, he's a keeper...the cafe curtains look great!!

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  3. Now, that's a SUCCESSFUL re-use of good stuff! Love café curtains in a kitchen and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. Mr. Savvy cracks me up working without a shirt and proud of it. ;) It's a man-thing. He did a beautiful job! As I said the other day, you are a lucky lady. blessings ~ tanna

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  4. YAY for Mr. Savvy!! I Love the way the cafe curtains look!

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  5. A family that sews together, stays together :) Ya'll did a great job and looks so nice. I love the red checkered fabric.

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  6. What a great guy, your Mr. Savvy, not only doing this, but letting you post pictures of him doing it! The curtains look great, and I love the idea of making napkins with your remnants. What a cute table that will be!
    Rita

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  7. Go Mr. Savvy! My husband is the ironer in my house too :) I love the new cafe curtains - it's a fun length for your space!

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  8. I'm thinking that photo needs to be sent to People magazine for consideration in their annual Sexiest Man Alive. Any man who can help his wife make curtains deserves that honor.

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  9. Mr. Savvy is the best! LOVE the curtains an how they brighten the space.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  10. Thumbs up for Mr. Savvy! The curtains look great!

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  11. What a great idea Kim! Can't wait to see the whole reveal.

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  12. He's a one of! Great job Mr. Savvy. Now do you give lessons? :)

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  13. Does he have a brother?

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  14. Love them! My hubby sews better than I do too. LOL

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  15. I am so glad you kept that buffalo check! What a great update!!

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  16. First of all, your curtains are perfect for the room... love the color and really love that they are a no-sew project!!! Now that said, I was hysterical with Mr Savvy's shirt being off and your comments! Oh, you are so fun Kim!!!!
    Missing you!!! And on a side note... just found out that SSS is the number 1 referring post to StoneGable! Thanks so much my friend!!!

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  17. Mr. Savvy deserves a prize!!!! I love the look the clean, crisp look of the café curtains. I have bought and repainted a rod and hanger black ( they didn't come in black) to replace the two cabinet door below my kitchen sink. I have wanted this in ever house I've owned and am finally going to get it, I hope. Is your fabric drapery weight? I have looked in every fabric store available to me and cannot find red buffalo check in red. I only need a yard for this. It once was very common to find but no longer. If you or any of your readers knows of a source please let me know. Oh, I did find one place online but it was a 10 yard minimum. Can't wait to see the rest of the room you have refurbished . Great work!

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    1. Judy,
      Check out Country Curtains. They sell the fabric. $20.50 per yard.
      Countrycurtains.com or 1-800-456-0321. They are a wonderful litttle company.

      Shelly

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  18. Love the cafe curtains, and Hurrah for Mr. Savvy.

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  19. Ok that husband of yours is a keeper! Love buffalo check!

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  20. I'm loving the new look too and the pattern. You've given me a great idea for my windows. Thx for sharing :)

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  21. Very pretty.....I love the buffalo check. What a great idea to shorten them into cafe curtains.
    ~Des

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  22. Your curtains look perfect! Wow, Mr. Savvy is a keeper! Love the new look!

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  23. Mercy! Even Sweet Husband doesn't sew. Next time, I will have to put out the idea of stitch witchery to see if that looks like something I could get him to do in the future. LOL

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  24. I never get tiered of a buffalo check...they look adorable...what a man!

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  25. Mr Savvy is THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!! He IRONS ans SEWS??? Wow girl you have a good one there. The curtains look terrific, I reallu like the new look. You 2 are a GREAT team!!!! That is too funny that he didn't put his shirt on:):):)

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  26. Adorable....the curtains and hubby, too.

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  27. Tell Mr. Savvy that he did a great job! Although it does crack me up that he works shirtless!! haha I can sew, so have not used stitch witchery. You should take some lessons - you'd be sewing up tons of pillows!

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  28. My Mr. Wonderful is very handy too, but I don't think I could get him to make curtains! I've never tried this product and willhave to get some!

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  29. Hi Kimmie! Well, what a man you have! Keep him and I love your cafe curtains.! Now what are you going to do with the rest of the fabric! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. well I guess i missed the picture of MR Savvy without his shirt LOL
    love your new cafe checked curtains
    I always wanted my wing back chair covered in large red & white check material

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  31. And he sews too?! I'm turning green this very moment! ;) I love them, and I also love the beadboard I see in the room. Can't wait for the reveal!

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  32. You had me at red buffalo checks!

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  33. Great job, Mr. and Mrs. Savvy! Teamwork...isn't it fun to work with your hubby? I remember when we built our house together..took nine months, and it was so much fun. We really enjoyed our time together. Looks like you guys do, too.
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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  34. Your new curtains are super cute and I love how you hung them half way up the window allowing light in from the top!

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  35. Does he have a free day? LOL

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  36. Dear Kim, I love the new look. It is charming and welcoming. I would enjoy the extra light too.
    Blessings dear. Catherine

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  37. I think Mr. Savvy is a keeper

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  38. Kim,
    Mr. Savvy did a very nice job. Love those check drapes. Did you know that country curtains is bringing out two new buffalo check drapes in light blue and a pretty tan sometime end of August to September. I lover the buffalo check drapes they have so I am excited to see the two new colors.
    The cafe curtains looks great.
    Kris

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  39. OMG! I'm dying over the shirtless Mr. Savvy! That is totally something my hubby would do! I love that you two work together on projects around the house. So sweet and the curtains look great!

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  40. Mr. Savvy is definitely a keeper!!!
    Mary Alice

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  41. Love how those turned out! But tell Doug that he is going to have to turn in his man card now.

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  42. Great job Mr Savvy! They look awesome Kim!

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  43. Well, what do you know! I have some I ordered that look just like that I haven't even taken out of the box. And I've been thinking about maybe doing that too in the living room with the brown shade. But how would you wash those, Kim? I think I may have to sew mine. I have a thing about having to wash things. An OCD kind of thing.
    Brenda

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  44. Congratulations Kim! The curtains look great and your husband has been a fantastic help. I laughed with you telling his without shirt look, my husband would have done the same :)
    Besos!

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  45. Wow, great job by Mr. Savvy! Loving the new look. I had a good chuckle about you telling him to put a shirt on!

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  46. That Mr. Saavy is a keeper! Love the curtains. I want yellow gingham ones for our breakfast room. I may make them myself:)

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  47. Well done, Mr. Savvy! Any guy who makes curtains doesn't have to put a shirt on for me! Love the new look. xo

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  48. He's a keeper, Kim! Love the checks!

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  49. Whoo! Hoo! Mr. Savvy.
    Kim, Great look with the cafe curtains and how fabulous that Mr, Savvy is so project oriented.

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  50. They look great, Kim! I love buffalo checks. A man who can iron and sew! WOW! He is a keeper!

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  51. Love your curtains! I may do the same to get a little more light in. We live in the woods and it can be very dark inside on cloudy days.
    Please tell your husband to be CAREFUL, he could accidentally burn his little belly with the iron! :)
    My husband burned his on the stove burner once making me macaroni and cheese! :)

    Blessings

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  52. That's what marriage should be...working alongside each other. When we built our home 8 years ago John and I had a great time putting it all together...together! :) Yay for you and Mr. Savvy! I love how it all turned out Kim! :)

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    1. Linda, we built our house together, too 19 years ago. We are used to working together. If you survive building a house together I think you can survive just about anything. thanks

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