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$5 Curtains

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I have come up with a super easy way to make curtains, and for super cheap!
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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. Plus they have several different colors and patterns to choose from. I picked white.
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I came up with the idea to use sheets because I needed curtains for our sunroom. I love all of the windows in our sunroom, and really didn't want to cover them up at all, but we do need the privacy. I wanted something lightweight and inexpensive and so I decided to use sheets.
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I went to Wal-Mart and picked up 5 twin size sheets (1 panel for each window and the french doors). I pre-washed and ironed each sheet. Then I cut each one in half lengthwise. Next, I hemmed all of the raw edges with my sewing machine.
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*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 I have, 1 sheet cut in half will cover the window perfectly.
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Next, I created 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.
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The reason for the slits is that it creates pleats in the curtain once hung.
This helps them to look more like curtains and less like sheets.
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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.
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I am really happy with the way my curtains turned out. They are just what I needed in our sunroom, They don't cover up too much of the windows, they are lightweight, but they are still thick enough to give us the privacy we wanted.
To see more, please check out my blog at the address below.

To see more: http://thewickerhouse.blogspot.com/2013/04/5-curtains.html

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Sep 14, 2015

    These are beautiful! I love how light and breezy they make the room.

  • Abby
    Abby Kenya
    on Sep 14, 2015

    Nice.....

  • Sahoma
    Sahoma Pinetop, AZ
    on Sep 14, 2015

    Sheets also hold their color longer. Think about how often you wash them. My mother made outfits to take on Holiday because she did not know if there would ba an iron in her rooms.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Sep 14, 2015

    They look amazing!

  • Nora Q
    Nora Q Milbridge, ME
    on Sep 15, 2015

    I have used sheets for decades once they cam out with nice prints and colors. I was generous and never cut them just ran a hem on top to make a ruffle and slip it in to the rod, now I use clip on curtain hooks.

    • Cheryl
      Cheryl
      on Aug 31, 2017

      That is what my sister and I did also.

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