How to Make Burlap Curtains Beautifully

Burlap is one of the best and easiest materials to work with when making a rustic room decoration. You can put together a few burlap panels using the fabric itself, curtain pins, brown thread, and some basic sewing essentials. All you have to do is a bit of sewing here and there, and you got yourself a beautiful and natural burlap curtain. In this article, we will show you ways on how to make burlap curtains. 


At first, the idea of learning how to make burlap curtains can be pretty intimidating, especially if you are not a fan of sewing. Luckily, we also have a few nifty tricks on making burlap curtains without any sewing. For that, you’re going to need a pack of Stitch Witchery instead of some needle and thread. But for now, let’s go for the sewing method.

how to make burlap curtains

Step 1: Prepare your fabric.

Fill your flat iron with some water to make steam. If you don’t have a steam option on your iron, you can get your regular iron and a clean spray bottle filled with water. Steaming your burlap is not crucial but will definitely make things a lot easier in the following steps. 


Get your measurement rights and take note of the number of panels that you are going to need. Pre-cut your fabric to accommodate your panel measurements, and don’t forget to extra inches for the hem on all sides. You can make the panels as long as you like depending on your preferred curtain length. 

Step 2: Sewing

Fold your bottom and top hems once. Use a pin to secure it in place. Get your iron and lightly press the burlap. Make sure that you don’t put it under too much heat, as the fabric could burn. If you are using a spray bottle, spray the water first before lightly pressing on the hems. The creasing will make the sewing process a lot easier. 


Take your needle and sewing machine and do a zigzag stitch with a broader and longer stitch length. You will need to adjust your sewing machine’s setting before you start sewing. If you have some extra burlap, try to practice your stitches first. 


Sew along the top and bottom hem of the burlap using a brown thread and the appropriate sewing needle. 

No-Sew Alternative

As promised, we also have an excellent option for those who aren’t too familiar with stitching and sewing machines. Follow the fabric preparation, pinning, and ironing procedures. Instead of using a needle and thread, it’s time to take out your stitch witchery and scissors.


Place your stitch witchery at the exact placement of a regular hem. That goes at the bottom section of the fold. Secure the stitch witchery in place, make sure that there is not excess sticking out the burlap fabric. Now, iron the top, bottom, and side hems where you attached the stitch witchery. 

Step 3: Hanging the curtains

For the most part, a rod pocket burlap curtain should look beautiful when hung across a regular-sized window. But you can also experiment with other curtain hardware such as clip rings, grommets, and back tabs. 


The easiest curtain hardware to work with is probably the clip rings. All you need is to attach the clip at the top edge of the curtain, slide the ring onto the rod, and adjust it beautifully. For rod pocket style curtains, you should have sewn a pocket on the top hem of the curtain, maybe around ten inches or so. 


Regardless of your chosen curtain hardware, your burlap curtain should be up and ready to go. Hang it onto the rod and place it on the pre-installed brackets. Adjust your curtains so that it hangs beautifully and creates the perfect frame for your window. 

Curtain Hardware

Like we have mentioned earlier, there are different types of curtain hardware that you can choose from. Although each one will help you hang your curtains beautifully, some look typically better than others. However, its beauty is subjective and is entirely based on your personal preferences.


You can opt for grommets to create a professional-looking burlap curtain that seems like you bought it from a store. You can also experiment with different colored clip rings and drapery hooks to pull the rustic look together. Or you can go for the most basic method, which is making a rod-pocket burlap curtain. 


Don’t be afraid to add a few extra ornaments like fairy lights or window treatments such as curtain valances and the likes. Tie it back with some grosgrain ribbons and style it using plenty of other drapery ornamental items. 

Why Burlap?

Burlap is an incredibly versatile material that can work with formal to informal interior designs for your living room. It is also popular amongst many designers, and if you think that it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg to get a rustic finish to your space, think again. Burlap is actually very affordable. 


It has an open weave fabric that elegantly filters the light. It helps you maintain your home’s privacy while still providing you with sufficient amounts of sunlight that illuminates your space. Its rich texture gives it a distinctive and homely appearance. 


Burlap is actually perfect for country kitchen windows and is an environment-friendly fabric. Manufacturers upcycle burlap fabric from feed bags, grain bags, or coffee sacks. So, believe it or not, learning how to make burlap curtains to provide a finishing touch to your home is really helping the environment instead of store-bought synthetic items. 


Washing 100 polyester curtains

Washing 100 Polyester Curtains: A Step by Step Guide

Washing 100 polyester curtains may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many things you can do to make the process easier, and this article will discuss them all.

This article will also include step-by-step instructions on how to wash 100 polyesters in one go. Let’s dive right in!


Step by Step Instructions on How to Wash 100 Polyester Curtain

Step #1. Sort curtains by size and color.

Step #2. Use the “large load” setting on your washing machine, which is typically set to about 60 degrees Celsius or 140 Fahrenheit.

Step #3. Run a cold water rinse before adding clothes (not necessary for machines with an agitator).

Step #4. Add detergent according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step #5. Add a small amount of fabric softener, if desired.

Step #6. Start washing! Remember to check the machine periodically so that you can add more water and detergent as needed (especially when loading large items).


Things to consider before washing 100 Polyester Curtains

Tip 1. Look at the fabric care label on your curtains to verify that they are machine washable.

Tip 2. If you have a high-efficiency washer, it is best to use cold water for this type of load. This will prevent overdrying and fading.

Tip 3. It’s important to sort these items by size and color so there are no dye errors, which can lead to bleeding.

Tip 4. If you are washing curtains with metal grommets, make sure to check the grommet size before loading them into your machine. You may need to remove them if they will not fit through a small opening or if they have sharp edges that could cause damage during the wash and dry cycles.

Tip 5. Use a gentle or delicate detergent, such as Woolite, to ensure that your curtains will be clean and soft.

Tip 6. Set the machine on its longest wash cycle to save energy and time. This might mean you have more items per load than usual so it is best to do this in batches of about 30 pieces each.

Tip 7. Wash curtains on a gentle cycle with warm water and dry them in low heat. Avoid high heat because it accelerates the fading process, which can cause your items to turn an unwanted shade of yellow or brown.

Tip 8. Look for small holes before drying as some detergents might clog these areas when they are wet.


Can I Iron my 100 Polyester Curtains?

No, ironing your curtains can make them brittle and it is less effective to remove wrinkles. The best way to remove wrinkles in polyester curtains is by hanging the curtain on a clothesline or drying rack with heavyweights at the bottom for about an hour. This will allow gravity to work its magic!


Can I Dye My 100 Polyester Curtains?

No, when you dye polyester curtains they lose their color and quality over time.


When to Dye 100 Polyester Curtains??

If you need to change the color of your curtains, try washing them before dyeing.


When to wash my 100 Polyester Curtains?

It depends on how often you use your curtains. If they are used every day, the best time to wash them is in cold water and dry on a clothesline so that they can be hung flat.

If not washed daily, the best way to clean them would be with an environmentally friendly detergent and warm water as well as tumble drying them on a low or gentle cycle to avoid any shrinking.


How many times should I wash 100 Polyester Curtains?

It is recommended that polyester curtains be washed at least three times per year, especially when used every day. This will help prevent the growth of mildew and keep them looking their best!


Can I Dry 100 Polyester Curtains in the Dryer?

If you dry your 100 polymer curtains in a machine, it can cause them to shrink. As with any item of clothing, avoid drying on high heat and always unplug when finished.

If this is not possible, add an extra 15 minutes onto the time for each cycle that they are in the dryer.


Can Dry clean polyester curtains?

Polyester curtains can be dry-cleaned, but it is not recommended. Dry cleaning a 100 polymer curtain removes the dirt and stains from them but also deteriorates their quality over time.

Additionally, you cannot spot clean your polymer curtains with water unless they are made of a different material altogether like cotton or silk. This is because the water will leave spots on your curtain even after it dries.


How much is 100 Polyester Curtain?

Polyester curtains can range in price from $30 to $300 depending on the quality of material and how many panels are needed. Polyester is a cheaper fabric than silk, for example.
The average cost per panel is around $15-$25.


What’s better? Polyesters or Silk Curtains?

While polyester curtains are cheaper than silk curtains, they are not as luxurious. Polyester is a synthetic fabric and many people don’t like the shiny appearance it gives to their home.
Additionally, while polyesters are cheaper than silk curtains, they’re not always very durable so you may have to replace them more often for your room(s) to continue looking great.

Is Polyester Curtains Fire Resistant?

Unfortunately, polyesters are not fire-resistant which means they will melt if exposed to high temperatures and/or flames. If you’re looking for curtains that can withstand extreme heat then we suggest going with a different fabric such as cotton or silk.

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