I made some curtains for the bedroom. I got this fabric for $1 per yard at Walmart. So, for both panels it was $3!Mine have a ruffle top, if you want it straight, start with fabric that is 7 inches longer than you want your curtains and fold down 2 inches on the top instead of four. Then skip the last step.My hem is actually only 3 inches, although my directions say to make it four. For a longer or shorter hem, adjust the length of your fabric before you start sewing. I hope this gives you a little visual. Any questions?