You will need;
Fabric (I used Satin and organza)
Step One. Measure and cut your fabric.
The cuby hole I am covering is 60cm by 135cm. I want my curtains to have a bit of fullness and so I am making two curtains that are 45 cm wide.
I cut out two rectangles of 49cm by 145cm to allow for hems and seams. I then used these as a template to cut out the organza.
Step Two. Hem the satin and the organza panels.
Step Three. Baste the organza to the satin.
A basting stitch is a long stitch that is not seen in the final product. Basting stitches are used to reinforce a section of a garment that may get placed under strain, such as an arm hole, or to hold two or more pieces of fabric together as they are manipulated.
Place the WRONG side of the organza (the side which has the hem folded up on it) on top of the RIGHT side of the satin. Pin the fabrics together along the long edge and paste with a small seam allowance (I used 5mm). Even though the stitch won't be seen it is still a good idea to make the seam as neat as possible. Repeat on the other side and on the second curtain.
Step Three. Hem the sides.
Step Four. Make a casing for the wire.
A casing for the wire can be made in exactly the same way as the lower hem. However when folding over the fabric measure the curtains to make sure they are of the right length.
A simple curtain that you can put together very quickly. Whilst I love my books a curtain like this can help make a more cluttered book shelf look neater (such as a shelf full of files or reports).
Have a look around your home and see what other quick sewing projects you can complete to enrich your surroundings.