I have come up with a super easy way to make curtains, and for super cheap!
I am so happy with them, and so I wanted to share them with you today.
I made my curtains out of cotton sheets that I picked up at Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart sells these twin size flat sheets for only $5! What a steal! You can't buy curtains nor fabric for that price.
My Ikea curtains are larger then your average curtain, and I knew that I could get the length I wanted from a sheet.
I sewed the sheet onto my Ikea curtains, just below the top hem, so that I could still fit the rod through. It worked out perfectly!
I love the added fullness and layered look they added to my curtains.
Because I was so happy with the way the sheets turned out, I decided to hang them in our sunroom as well. I love all of the windows in our sunroom, so I really didn't want to cover then up at all.
However, we did need the privacy, especially because this room doubles as a guest room.
So back to Wal-mart I went. I picked up 5 more twin size sheets.
(1 panel for each window, including the french doors).
I pre-washed each sheet, then I cut each one in half lengthwise.
*Note - depending on the size of your window, you may choose not to cut the sheet in half. However, for an average size window like these, 1 sheet cut in half will cover the window perfectly.
Next I ironed and hemmed all of the raw edges.
Now for the tabs to hang it by; I cut slits into the top hem every couple of inches, being careful to only cut the top layer.
Make sure to start and end with a slit.
The reason for the slits is that it creates pleats in to curtain once hung.
This also helps them to look more like curtains and less like sheets.
I like that they don't cover up too much of my windows. They are light, but they are still thick enough to give you the privacy you want.
The sheets are longer then your average curtain, therefore you get that great puddling on the floor. If you don't like the puddle look you can also cut and hem the bottoms.
like I said, this room doubles as a guest room. So we have brought in a twin bed, and filled it with pillows to create a day bed look.
This is just a little sneak peak for ya. I hope to have a room by room tour of my house up for you soon.
Thanks for stopping by,