Cafe Curtains

What better way to update your home than by adding custom made draperies throughout. This set of cafe curtains was custom made for a rather large project I have been working on to totally remodel a guest home throughout.

Listed are the curtains we designed for a small kitchen window.
...... This beautiful print is called Birdwatcher. The specs are 56" width with a repeating vertical pattern every 24.75" and repeating horizontal pattern every 27.75".
.....We chose a lightweight muslin from JoAnn Fabrics for the lining. As you can see, it has a very clean and neat appearance.
....The window these curtains were created for is 38" X 21". We allowed 20% more width to make up for the bunching the pleats make in these shorter curtains. Seven (7) inch pleats were used to create the fuller look of the curtains.

....I have listed one pic of a close up of where a seam is joined so you can view how the pattern should look in matching to make your seams almost invisible.
When ordering fabrics it is very important to know these details as they make a different in having enough fabric to ensure your seams are matching patterns.
I have not shipped this set yet so I have not added the rings, which you can opt to use pleat hooks if you wish. This customer chose the rings for the particular look she was going for.

I base my pricing on my labor involved. I do not charge for any running around to make purchases, research time, or making the patterns. My labor time begins when I lay the fabric out to begin cutting and ends when I have completed the sewing. Even at this, I have never charged for my full labor; I allow for repeat time, which is when I have to take something out and redo.

This particular size curtain with its details ran 5 hours @ $15. per hour for the labor totaling full labor cost at $75.

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