Asked on Nov 7, 2019

How do I make burlap sack curtains?

Abby and MattBetsyToby


4 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Nov 7, 2019

    Hi Patricia, here are some ideas for making burlap sack curtains. burlap sacks for curtains! So going to do this!!! I love it and I ...

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  • Toby
    on Nov 8, 2019

    Easiest way:

    You will make two curtains which are rectangles. They will hang the width and length of your window with a little extra for staying neat and looking good. You should not try to make them have a pull that automatically closes them, but just the rectangles and you pull them by hand to open or close but just sliding them.

    Decide the measurements. Get your burlap and figure out what sorts of panels you need to make the windows the size you want. Cut the burlap bags so they are cloth. Figure out exactly what cuts you will need, allowing more extra space for the seams than you would need for cotton. Burlap is thick and tends to unravel so watch for that. Consider the size for adding a hem folding over the fabric and tacking it down to prevent unraveling. It depends what you have and how thick and rough it is. Some will not need care to prevent unraveling..... Allow for these hems and the seams. Also allow for a place at the top to put through your curtain rod. I suggest using the type of curtain rod that is essentially a U shape, but the kind that is two holders sticking out from the wall and then a pole going across across these two will also work. It depends on how skilled you are and what sort of look you want and your budget. Sew the pieces you have cut together neatly. Make two curtains for the window that are exactly the same size so that you can open and close them. Each curtain might require 2-3 bags or more.

  • Betsy
    on Nov 8, 2019

    Hi Patricia: Here's a site that our fantastic Hometalkers have that show how to make burlap sack curtains:

    Good luck

  • Abby and Matt
    on Nov 8, 2019

    I love these ones. And how they used the branches too make it a bit more cottagey

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