As a freelance writer for HGTV, sometimes I’m assigned specific projects and other times I’m asked for project ideas that fall under a broad category. When I was asked for kitchen window treatment ideas a few months ago, I immediately thought of cafe curtains.
When it came time to sew the rod pocket, I wanted to figure out a simple way to make sure the width of the pocket was the same along the entire channel. It’s easy to go a little wonky when you’re sewing, especially if you’re a beginner, and it helps to have something to use as a guide. I didn’t want to mark the white linen, so I used Frog Tape! I placed the Frog Tape exactly where I wanted the pocket and sewed on both sides of it. It worked out perfect that the pocket needed to be an inch wide. Once the pocket was sewn, I simply removed the tape. No chalk to rub off or ink to wash. Simple and straight.
I knew I wanted to use some white linen I had left over from another project for these curtains, but I also knew that the white linen wouldn’t photograph well on its own, so it needed a little customizing. I used Frog Tape again to paint a red stripe along the bottom that was then embellished with hand painted “cross-stitch” detail.
You can find the full tutorial on HGTV HERE.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Frog Tape. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.