How to Make Curtains

4 Materials
4 Hours

I made these easy drop cloth curtains for my trailer renovation. Drop cloth is such a great fabric to use because it's cheap and really easy to work with. Just make sure you prewash it so the curtains won't shrink if you ever wash them!

Cut the drop cloth

I used the old curtains as a template. First, I laid the old curtain on top of the drop cloth, then cut out the drop cloth accounting for my seams.

Cut out black out fabric (optional)

Cut out black out fabric from the old curtains, or cut the black out fabric to match the new curtains.

Pin your fabric

Once the drop cloth was cut out, I cut the lining to size as well. Then, I laid down the old curtain, laid the drop cloth on top, then the lining and pinned the sides in.

Sew the Sides First

I used the old curtain as a template to make sure I wasn’t going too short. Then I would sew the sides.

Then Sew the Top and Bottom

Lay the new curtain back on top of the old and pin the top and bottom, then sew.

Make your Second Curtain

For the second curtain, I used the new curtain I had just made as a template. New curtain goes down, then drop cloth and lining for second curtain, pin sides, sew.

Make Sure Curtains are the Same Size

Then I laid the curtains next to each other to make sure the height was the same, pin top and bottom, sew. I figured it was more important for the height to be exact than the sides, since when the curtains are hanging next to each other, you’ll be able to tell if one curtain is too long or short.

Put the Curtains Up!

The curtains turned out great! I love the way they diffuse light in the room.

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