Monday, January 6, 2014

Bed Sheet Curtains {Tutorial}

When I was planning our Bedroom Redo, I had to make sure we had fresh new curtains to match our new color scheme. Have you shopped for curtains lately? YIKES! They cost a LOT, and I needed 4 panels for the windows in our room. Not good on the budget. I also had a hard time finding plain, white curtains.
I decided if I couldn't find what I needed...I would just have to make it! Isn't that what a crafty lady should do??
White fabric would have been just fine, but I wanted to cheat a little bit. I decided, if I used bed sheets...then a lot of the hemming and finishing would already be done for me. Off to Walmart I went. You can buy  a queen flat sheet for around $15. Sure beats the pants of off the $40 a panel at some stores! And for that $15, I was getting TWO panels. So two flat sheets and $30 later, I had two beautiful matching sets of curtains, with little effort.
Here's how....



A Queen flat sheet was perfect for me. It was a good length to hang to the floor, with enough fullness to cover the window. If you want more fullness, go for a king size sheet. They are the same length, but you'll have a fuller top.

Materials:

1 Queen flat sheet (per window)
Sewing things

Begin by cutting your flat sheet right down the middle, long ways. (or head to toe)


Finish your two panels with a rolled hem on the side you just cut.
Turn the side under 1/4", then another 1/4" and sew.


You need somewhere for your curtain rod to go. I folded my top over about 6".


Sew two lines of stitching. One at the bottom of your folded fabric, and another about 2" higher. If you are using a large curtain rod, you will need to have a larger casing. Measure accordingly.


Once you're done, your beautiful curtains are finished! Throw a curtain rod in there and put them up. And since they are made of bed sheets, they are very washable!!
(Great for my house with my black kitty cat)


They look even better knowing they didn't break the bank!

*Happy Sewing*

As seen on CraftGossip.com

9 comments:

  1. Such a good idea! I need some curtains in my guest room and this is perfect. I love your picture above the bed - did you make that?

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    1. Thank you! It's just a large frame with the back removed, then I put a vinyl monogram on the glass!

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  2. Very cool! And I must say.... I LOVE the name of your blog! Thanks for linking up to our Weekend Wind Down Party!

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  3. Way to go, what a great solution! If you wanted to change things up in the future you could paint or stencil on these, too. A great, inexpensive solution!

    Thanks for linking up with our Weekend Wind-Down party!

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  4. Yes, this is a great re-do and very affordable using curtains - brava! Thank you for linking up with us at #WWDParty. Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the bedroom remake!

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  5. Brilliant!! Curtains already made are so expensive - and the fabric is always so icky. I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-curtains-from-bed-sheets/2014/03/14/
    --Anne

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  6. Best approach,i think this is one of the best approach.Bed sheets are looking so nice.i appreciated you.You know,We are providing a huge deal in UK on very cheap and range able prices.In which all lines products and every types of towels, you need to usage in daily life e.g: Hand towels, bath towels, tea towels, bathrobes, Bed Sheets and every thing related linens.Thanks for sharing this information.

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