Cafe Curtains From Pillowcases

5 Materials
45 Minutes
Turn pillowcases into curtains - it's easy and inexpensive
I recently gave my laundry room a makeover. When the time came to select curtains for my laundry room, I had a tough time finding something that I liked. Everything was either too expensive or just not my style. Before leaving the store empty-handed, I decided to browse the bed-linens aisle. There, I found pillow cases in a simple pattern that I loved. I decided to use the pillowcases for curtains in the laundry room. The pattern and colors were perfect and best of all, they were easy to hang and didn't involve any sewing!
Supplies and steps used:
Drapery rings with clips- 5 clips per curtain panel. Be sure to space the clips evenly. Start by folding the top of your  pillow case in half and then in half again.
Pair of cotton pillow cases- Lay the pillow cases flat so you can attach the curtain rings.  

Iron and fabric freshener- For ironing and freshening your curtains.

Curtain Rod- Slide the rings through to attach curtain to the rod

You're done! Stand back and admire how nice your windows look. For a few dollars and no sewing machine required, I hope you found this tutorial helpful.

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  • Barbara Ungrady Barbara Ungrady on Feb 20, 2019

    W as the first color the blue or the yellow?

  • L_A4795180 L_A4795180 on Jul 19, 2021

    Please elaborate... why do you fold the pillow case before clipping it, and are you folding length-wise or what??

  • Psa51767181 Psa51767181 on Oct 15, 2021

    My only curiosity is : are the curtains hard to keep on rings as they are moved daily to let in light?


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  • Joanie Joanie on Jan 07, 2021

    I don't care what I use to make curtains, drapes, tablecloths, bedspreads, etc. Material of sheets I have made curtains for a bedroom. They are beautiful. I believe the sheets come from Good Will. A very cheap price for them. They match beautiful with my colors of decor. I was taught if it can be used, use it, don't abuse it. BTW, these little curtains are adorable....thanx for sharing.

  • Earnie Earnie on Sep 10, 2021

    Creative, simple, and lovely. Good job.