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1. Take 3" wide strip and press one long edge under 1/4". Fold pressed edge over opposite raw edge and stitch down entire length. Press, centering seam in middle of strip. Cut this strip into 6" pieces.
2. Press under 1" on either side of cafe panel. Turn and press again another 1". Press and stitch down. These are your side hems.
3. Do same to 4" strip. This is your cafe heading.
4. Fold 6" loops in half widthwise. Keep seam line on underside. Place one at each end of panel top. Decide how far apart you want loops. Placing raw edges of loops even with raw edges of panel, pin each loop in place. Make sure they are evenly spaced.
5. Right sides together, pin heading on top of panel and loops.
6. Sew across heading and loops using 1/2" seam allowance.
7. Flip heading to wrong side of panel. Stitch down sides and bottom edge.
8. Turn up bottom hem 3" and press. It is important that your hem be straight. Turn again width of first turn and stitch down.
That's it. You are finished your cafe curtain. They can really brighten up any kitchen with lively fabrics and a little effort.
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