New Nursery Drapes

So, the little mama, Lauren, is in full fledged nesting mode and since we painted stripes in the nursery, she has been busy getting that room ready for little baby girl, Parker.  Knowing that the baby is a girl is very helpful in planning the nursery and so when that was determined, she began pondering her color scheme.  Lauren is a pretty traditional girl and loves things that I wouldn’t normally expect her to love as a young early 30’s gal, but she’s an old soul in a lot of ways and decorating is one of them.  She decided to make drapes for the nursery and we began looking at fabrics online.  I have a fabric contact that was one of our Haven sponsors this year and this company is wonderful to work with and they have beautiful fabrics, all from their online store.  In fact, it’s called Online Fabric Store and you can find so many delicious and beautiful fabrics on their website.

I began talking with Abbey at Online Fabric Store about helping my niece do a project in her nursery, namely drapes.  So, we worked out a deal and Lauren got some fabric to sew with and they are sponsoring this post so that I can share it with all my readers.  They really do have some fabulous fabrics and great prices too, so I have no qualms about sending you over there to look around.  They are a super online source for fabric.

Kauffman pink toile

covington pink ticking

This Covington pink ticking will be an accent fabric for pillows. 

After browsing and the three of us (me, Lauren, and her mom) chatting back and forth by text, she decided on a beautiful toile called Central Park by P. Kauffman fabrics.  With those khaki and white stripes, this toile is a perfect complement to the room, giving it a traditional feel along with the fun and whimsy of striped walls.

sewing drapes

Lauren got in the fabric and started sewing on them, keeping us posted along the way. I’m so proud of her for tackling these drapes all on her own! She has always loved sewing and in college bought herself a fancy monogram machine and has been whipping out monograms for the family for several years now, so sewing has been something she’s been interested in.

Oh, just a little sidenote. If you notice in the above pic, Lauren already has their Christmas tree up.  Yep, the girl loves Christmas, just like her mama.  She wanted to get a jump on things this year.

Lauren used a tutorial she found online at Design Sponge to make these drapes and she said it was very easy to follow and she would highly recommend it if you want to try pinch pleated drapes too.

sewing 2

She must have gotten that love from her Nana, because it seems to have skipped a generation and her mom and I don’t love sewing much at all.  I have a sewing machine that I bought at a yardsale, but about the only thing I’ve sewed is pillows.  Oh well!  At least someone in the family can carry on the sewing tradition.

lauren nursery

Lauren finished up all four panels and got them hung just before she comes home for Thanksgiving this weekend, so I’m so happy she has them finished.  They turned out really cute and when she gets the room finished with more accessories and baby things, it will definitely come alive.

If you missed the post on painting stripes in the nursery, you can check it out at that link.

nursery window

She did a very nice job with them and I’m so proud of her sewing abilities.  The toile has a bit of brown/tan in there and that picks up the khaki walls very nicely.

toile drapes

They look really pretty in here!

toile top of drape

She even did some pretty pinch pleats and hung them on rings.

nursery with dog

This nursery is well on its way to welcoming the new baby girl.  I can’t wait to see which bedding she picks out and how the rest of the room will evolve.  Stickers, the dog, looks like she approves of the progress!

Exciting Giveaway from Online Fabric Store:  $150 worth of fabric

Online Fabric Store wants to make someone else’s Christmas happy this Holiday season with a project wish come true, so if you’d like to win $150 worth of fabric for yourself, sign up with Rafflecopter below and leave a comment telling me which room in your house needs a fabric update!  I can’t wait for one of you to win this prize too and you can shop for some beautiful fabric online too.  These girls are so great to work with and I know you won’t have any problem finding a fabric you love too. 

Leaving a comment is mandatory, but there are 2 other options to enter too!

I’ve got my eye on a few fabrics too and hope to do a faux Roman shade in my kitchen in the spring.  Online Fabric Store has lots of fabulous choices in fabrics and their prices are really great too!

Note:  This is a sponsored post from Online Fabric Store, but all the ideas, opinions and projects are mine and Lauren’s.
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- Rhoda


  1. Window treatments and bedding for my daughter’s first baby due mid-February!

  2. My living room and dining room need drapery to soften the room! lived here 12 years and none yet 🙁

  3. I have been making drapes for years my livingroom needs new ones now and I need to make a slipcover for my sofa. This is the best website for home décor fabric you take great pictures.

  4. We moved this summer, so all rooms need sprucing up. I could really use this contest winning to make new curtains and pillow throughout the house! Thank you for the fab giveaway!

  5. We recently moved into a two-bedroom town home, and our nursery needs curtains! The little guy is due any day now!

  6. Stephanie Hobson says

    My bedroom… definitely my bedroom!

  7. I want to make curtains for our boys room.

  8. Gorgeous choice of fabrics and colors! I need to make slipcovers for my dated and dog-abused sofas. 😀

  9. Hi! Exciting giveaway because I need to make things for my bedroom and I’m in need of fabric. I want new curtins and I’d also like to make myself a bedpost, with fabric! Comfty and pretty. I already made new pillos and I love them.

    If the giveaway is open to the rest of the world, not just the US, I’d love to participate.

  10. cheryl siciliano says

    I am in the process of redecorating my guest bedroom. Fabric from the online fabric store would be awesome!

  11. Connie Russell says

    My bedroom needs some curtains or drapes and we found a wonderful old ottoman that needs recovering. The drape tutorial looked easy to do I may use it. Thank you

  12. Every room in my house is in need of curtains, I would love to win this contest!

  13. I could sure use some new fabric in my bedroom… pillows, drapes, maybe even recovering a chair!

  14. We are living in one bedroom apartment. We have a apartment very close to highway and our living room has a large window with lots of daylight to get in. I would love to make drapes of it so my kids can have nap environment during the day

  15. I need to make some curtains for my living room and bedding for the nursery! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  16. I need to make pillows and a duvet cover for the bedroom – no cover right now at all, and my pillows are falling apart – I had used regular cotton, this time I need to use home dec cotton. I love pink and your selections, that is the color I need! The drapes came out so nice! I love toile and have a stash! alas not pink!

  17. Jess McCarthy says

    Our family room needs some serious help!

  18. Lisa Roussel says

    We just moved into a new house in September. There are still many windows that need dressing up. So happy to see the tutorial to try pinch pleats too.

  19. I have three windows in my master bedroom that need drapes. I’ve purchased fabric from the Online Fabric Store before and love them! They have a great selection and winning this would be awesome for anyone! Thanks for the chance to win.


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