DIY Curtains: How To Sew Curtain Panels From Simple Bed Sheets

Do you want to make a fresh new look for your room, but don’t have the time or money to buy curtains? In this article, we will show you how to sew curtain panels from simple bed sheets! This is an easy way to create custom-made curtains with minimal sewing experience.


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Steps on How to make curtains from bed sheets

Step One: Measure your window and cut the bed sheet to fit. Be sure that you leave enough excess fabric on each side of the curtain so it can be gathered at the top, forming a valance. For example, if you want a 54″ wide panel for a 60″ window, then cut your sheets 66″. If desired, you can cut your sheets to the proper length before sewing.

Step Two: Sew the sides of your panels together, leaving enough space between seams to gather.

Step Three: Sew a casing for ribbon at top of the panel (or hem if preferred). Gather lengthwise and tie into bows or fabric loops. Repeat with another panel.

Step Four: Hang both curtains on curtain rods next to each other and install hooks for curtain rods.

Step Five: Tie the two curtains together at the top with ribbon or fabric loops and hang them on hooks to complete your DIY curtains!


Why should I use a Bedsheet for curtains?

Bedsheets are a great way to save money on curtains. You can cut down your fabric costs while still having privacy and light control with the bonus of being able to change up patterns, colors, or textiles at any time!


What is the best bed sheet material for curtains?

The best bed sheet material for curtains is one that drapes and flows well. You want to avoid very heavy fabrics or stiff fabric as they will not hang nicely on the curtain rods.


How long do Bed Sheet Curtains last?

Depending on how often you use them, the quality of the fabric, and other factors such as light exposure; your bed sheet curtains can last a few years before they start to wear out.


How do I install Bed Sheet Curtain Rods?

Step 1. Install curtain rods on the top and bottom of your bedsheets with fabric loops by following these steps:

Step 2. Put the rod through one end of the loop, so that it is positioned in the back.

Step 3. Pull the rod through until there is about a foot and a half of the fabric loop.

Step 4. Fold one lengthwise section over the top of itself, creating two layers. Now fold both ends to meet in the middle so that you’re left with four folds of fabric stacked on top of each other instead of just two.

Step 5. Fold the rod in half and insert it through the loop, until you can just see a little bit of fabric on either side.

Step 6. Pull both ends so that they are tight against each other around the inside of the rod. Repeat the process with the second end by starting at the top of the bedsheet where you want to place your curtain.


How to Care for Bed Sheet Curtains

Tip 1. To avoid wrinkles, stick to a gentle cycle and low heat when drying your curtains.

Tip 2. Ironing is not recommended for bedsheet curtains as it can cause the fabric to shrink. Dry clean only if necessary or at least use a damp cloth with mild soap and water to remove stains.

Tip 3. If you live in an area with high humidity or dusty conditions, it would be best to dry clean them at least once a year.

Tip 4. Bed Sheet curtains will last longer with proper care and can add an element of style and convenience to any bedroom décor.


How to Wash Bed Sheet Curtains

Step 1. Before washing, make sure to remove any hardware that may be attached at the top of your bedsheets.

Step 2. Fill a tub with warm water and add detergent before soaking curtains for 20 minutes. Then rinse them in cold water until all soapy residue is gone from the fabric.

Step 3. Hang or lean over something (like a table) to dry.

To wash the curtains in your washing machine, you will need to use cool water and mild detergent without any bleach or fabric softener.


Is it necessary to Iron Bed Sheet Curtains?

It is not necessary to iron curtains, but it can make them look neater and more finished.


How long will Bed Sheet Curtains last?

If you take good care of your bed sheet curtains, they could last anywhere from a year to 15 years or longer!

Bed Sheets don’t need much pressing – just a few smoothing strokes at the top and bottom of your curtains.


Can I Use a Bed Sheet Curtain with Blinds?

You can use bedsheet curtains with blinds, but you will need to order a customized size.


Where to Buy Bed Sheet for Curtains?

You can buy bed sheets for curtains at a fabric store, online, or from your local Walmart.


What Type of Material are Bed Sheet Curtains?

Bedsheet curtains are made out of cotton and polyester blend in most cases. They also come in various colors!

If you want to make your curtain panels then all you need is some matching bed sheets, a sewing machine and Bedsheet thread.

Bed sheet curtains are perfect for window treatments in the bedroom or living room because they’re so easy to make! They can also be DIYed into simple curtain panels if you don’t have an abundance of time on your hands.