I used two linen tablecloths to make curtains for our bedroom.
No Sew Linen Curtains From Tablecloths.
I love linen! We have a white linen duvet cover in our master bedroom and I wanted to add white linen curtains as well. I searched online and the prices were really high. I decided to use two linen table cloths I got from Target to DIY my own.
I purchased 2 tablecloths from Target on sale. They were 104" x 60 " so they were the perfect size for my project. The fabric is a little sheer but I am OK with that because we have a blackout liner in our bamboo shades already.
I measured the space for the curtains. I wanted them to kiss the floor so I hooked the end of my measuring tape at the top of my curtain rod and measured to the floor. Taking a picture of my measurements helped! I did not worry about forgetting. I sometimes second guess myself in mid project, but not this time!
I laid the fabric out and measured it to be sure that I got the length just right. I marked the fabric to the length I wanted and folded it at that spot.
I used an iron to give a good crease in that spot.
For the bottom, I chose to use the prefinished edge from the tablecloth to make it easier. If you prefer, you could choose to refinish both ends.
For the top, I had an extra 10 inches of fabric. I folded this excess in half and Ironed again. I double checked the measurements after ironing and then I cut off 5 inches of fabric, half of the excess.
I did this because I planned to use bonding tape for the hem and to make this quick and simple.
Then I folded the excess in half again and ironed the edge. This is the part I will use as the rod pocket.
I laid down the fabric seam binding tape close to my edge and then smoothed over it with the iron.
I made sure the iron was nice and hot to be sure the seams fused together. After I was done ironing, I let it cool completely.
After the seams cooled I hung my new curtains! So quick and easy and just the look I was after!
Joanie on Dec 20, 2020
I have seen almost anything used for curtains. Wildly enough, if the material, shower curtain, sheets, table cloths, anything you like works for curtains I see nothing wrong and everything right. I could NOT find the shade of blue for my one bathroom for a pair of curtains. I run across the blue in a shower curtain. Sheer and the perfect fit. I put a cheap rod up, bought the shower rings in a plastic shade that matched my rugs and towels. Everything is a perfect match. I've made bedroom curtains out of a quilt. Beautiful for the kitchen also. I've seen quilts for table cloths. ANYTHING that works for you, go for it!! Nice job, btw.
Dmotan on Jan 02, 2021
Where did u buy black out shades.
ur project turned out great.