That lead me to think about making my own panels, which scared the junk out of me, because even though I can sew a sort of straight line, spending money on nice fabric and then messing it up with a terrible stitching job just wasn't in my book of good times. That being said, after giving it one more shot, and ruling out purchasing my favorite fabric and pattern already made into curtain panels, I looked into purchasing just the fabric to make them myself to save a few dollars. I was able to find the fabric on sale, but I just couldn't bring myself to purchase it right away. I was still apprehensive about doing it myself, so to stall I looked around the net to see if I could find an alternative fabric, a bit cheaper so that if I did happen to fail at my DIY attempt, it wouldn't hurt as much. Now let me tell you, I can't believe how many beautiful fabrics are floating out in this world. I was looking for something muted, but fun. Here are a few of the fabrics that I considered.
6106711 Covington WINDSOR-P 56 MARINER
6106715 Covington WINDSOR-P 512 CAPRI BLUE
From JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store
I was at Joann's and had the last fabric pictured cut to size for three panels, picked out all my hardware, and was waiting to check out when I found that I didn't have my wallet. Oh boy! If you only knew how long I was in that store tying to make up my mind. I mean, I really wanted curtains made out of my favorite fabric, but I was scared to take the plunge so I chose the runner up, safe choice, and I think the good Lord above wanted me to do otherwise. I ended up leaving the store empty handed, upset, and ready to forget the whole thing. I ended up at home, looking at my favorite fabric choice online, and happened to come across an Etsy listing for two panels that I felt was affordable.