So I decided to make some of the curtains today. I went at got some iron on hem tape, rather than try to sew them by hand, or pay for a sewing machine. The window started like this:
I set the fabric out, and started with the iron on tape. We somehow failed to pack our ironing board when we moved, so I had to improvise with a towel on the floor. It worked fine.
The biggest problem came when I went to hang them up. I bought curtain rods from IKEA, and when I went to hang the rods, I discovered that they did not come with the screws necessary to attach the holders to the wall. This seems wrong to me. A quick stop at our local hardware store fixed that though, and I got them all hung! I"m pretty happy with how they turned out! I think I'll start on the others this weekend.