How to make a patchwork café blind

How to make a patchwork café blind

You will need:

  • Measuring tape
  • 1 metre calico fabric
  • Selection of fabrics or a patchwork kit
  • Buttons
  • Needle
  • Cotton
  • Pinking shears
  • Tacks or curtain rod

For an inexpensive and practical kitchen window treatment, a café-style blind is ideal. You can buy calico fabric for under £5 per metre or adapt a tablecloth to fit the window – we decorated fabric with colourful buttons and patchwork.

Time to complete job: 1 hour
Approximate budget: From £5, depending on the cost of your fabric and buttons

  • Step one

    Step one

    Measure the window. Add 6cm to the width, 8cm to the base and 25cm to the top. Stitch 1.5cm double hems on each side and a 4cm double hem at the base.

  • Step two

    Step two

    Sew a 1.5cm hem at the top. Fold down 14cm to wrong side and stitch. Fold the section again and stitch on buttons 15cm apart and 2.5cm from the edge.

  • Step three

    Step three

    Cut out blocks of scrap fabrics with pinking shears. Arrange them on the panel and attach with stitches 1cm from each edge. Fix the panel to the window using tacks or a curtain rod.