Friday, May 11, 2012

Make Curtains out of Sheets

I have had the same sheer green curtains in my bedroom for over 2 years which was fine except that my mother gave us a new comforter set this past Christmas which was maroon and beige... no green in sight!  I have left the same non matching curtains up anyways because I have not wanted to spend the money to buy new curtains.  I recently saw an article on making curtains out of sheet and I just so happened to have a set of neutral beige sheets in my cabinet that I didn't use!

Now I'm no seamstress.  I do own a sewing machine but only because it came as a package deal when I bought some furniture from a friend several years ago.  Typically when I need something sewn I call my mother and ask her to do it for me.  But this time I decided to put my big girl britches on and do this project by myself!

Soooo... here goes!

Step 1:
Most instructions say to use two twin sheets, however, I only had one queen size sheet, so I laid the sheet out on the floor and cut it in half.
Step 2:
Fold a 2 inch seam across the top of the sheet (the part that will go through the curtain rod).  Using a heavy starch iron the seam to hold it in place.  You could use pins to accomplish this but I like the iron method better)
Repeat this process for the side using a 1/4 inch seam.
Step 3:
Sew the side seam first then sew the top seam.  
That's it!  It's that easy!!  Who knew??
Yes this is my real bed and yes I made it up just for this picture... don't judge me!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Finally a really easy way to make curtains out of sheets! I'm really bad at following instructions, and this post was really easy to follow.