Striped Drapes

Inquiring minds need to know where I bought my drapes, who made my drapes and if I painted my drapes.  Well, I hate to let you all down but, round these parts, I make my own drapes.  They are called Window Mistreatments because I do it all wrong, I rarely sew, it takes 5 minutes and it ends up looking good enough.  You can read all you want to here at the Window Mistreatment Category.  And after reading how I’ve done it before, I’m sure you can figure out how I clipped up my fabric here. I have yet to be arrested for having unlined, unhemmed drapes.  If I ever do get arrested, I’ll have to come here and raise my bail money.

Every day I get 4 emails asking about the fabric.  I don’t know the name of it but, I purchased the fabric from Mary Jo’s in Gastonia, NC.  The white is a tiny bit off white and the brown has a hint of olive.  Perfect for this room.  I started the mistreatment ebook over a year ago.  I am the worlds biggest procrastinator.

Mary Jo’s like all fabric stores, has a TON of fabric, what I choose had the stripes running the opposite way than what I decided I wanted so, I did have to pull out my sewing machine to make it work.  You don’t have to sew to have horizontal striped drapes~the shortcut would be to simply buy fabric with the stripes going the other way, which is not hard to find.

Updated:  According to Mary Jo’s this fabric has been discontinued, I never found out the name, but check the comments for all sorts of ideas on how to get your hands on something similar.

In other news, yesterday’s comments were fantastic.  They conjured up memories of childhood plants. On the left, Emily and I are taking a backyard garden tour from our Great-Grandpa, I tried to act interested in the vegetables but, I really just wanted to make our way over to the thick row of peonies and pick them all.  On the right we are apparently trying out for the circus.  But see that stick with a few leafs at the end of it?  That was our rose.  I think it bloomed once a year and I was enamored with it.


  1. I can’t wait for your ebook because I want these curtains BAD! : )

  2. What!!?? Mary Jo’s is like any other fabric store? As a former Carolinian and Gastonian, in particular, I can tell you that the words Mary Jo’s and like any other fabric store should never be used in the same sentence! My sewing and home decor projects have decreased significantly since I no longer have access to Mary Jo’s. We have fabric in these parts (Baltimore), but there is nothing like my beloved Mary Jo’s. Where else can you find wedding lace; fabrics with Scout insignia, college mascots, frogs dressed in tuxedos, and every animal print; a wall of every sewing notion imaginable, and enough bling to spice up any pageant gown all under one roof? Sniffles…
    I love your blog!

  3. how many inches are the stripes, Nester? these stripes are

    I am thinking it might be this fabric! And it it is, I am hurrying and ordering before all your readers order it too! ha! :)

    Premier Prints Indoor/Outdoor Vertical Stripe Safari

  4. Where can I purchase some? Me? Sew? Lol!!!!

  5. Michelle perez says

    Do you sell these curtains? How much would it cost?

  6. Thank you for sharing article and information. this is very helpful for beginner.

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