Hi my dear readers, have you ever taught of how to make curtains from sheets at home? or are you looking for a cheaper alternative for your curtains?
If your answer to the questions above is yes, this article is for you. Here, we will be looking at how you can make your curtains from sheets. It is not a difficult process at all. You don’t need to be a professional to be able to do that.
All you need to have is a basic sewing skill and your curtain will be ready in a jiffy. So if you are ready and excited to learn about this, I am also ready. So let’s get started right away.
Steps On How To Make Curtains From Sheets
Step #1: Getting Materials Ready
Can you guess the first thing we need to make curtains from sheets? Well, it is getting all our sewing materials ready for the process. What do you think we will need? We need the sheets. That’s the main material.
There are different types of cheap and very easy to use materials that you can buy from eBay, Amazon or Walmart, or even from your local retail shop.
I do personally recommend the Twin Sheet, I got mine from eBay. These sheets come in different sizes and are about 96 meters long. So it is long enough for curtains.
Aside from the sheet, we do also need scissors, your measuring tape, a sewing machine, an iron, and a hanging rod for the curtain.
Step #2: Measurements, Cutting and Sewing
Next, you need to know the length of your curtain and then cut it out from the sheet. The sheet we are using in our illustration is about 96 meters, you may not need such a long length for your curtain.
So you have to use your measuring tape and measure out the length of the sheet in such a way that it matches the length of the place you want to place the curtain. Make sure you take the measurement of your window and doors and then use the measurement when cutting out the curtain from the sheet.
After you are done with the cutting, you need to cut open the edge of the sleek. You have to repeat this process for both sides of the curtain. Cutting both sides open will provide a space where you can pass the rod through when you are hanging the curtain.
Fold the bottom of the curtain (after cutting it from the sheet). If you don’t do this, the downside of the curtain will be rough and this is not good for aesthetics.
Therefore, if you want a nice curtain, you will have to use a sewing machine and fold the end of your curtain to make it look good. Sewing today has been made easy with so many handheld sewing machines available in the market. You don’t need to have a big machine before you can do your sewing.
Step #3: Ironing
Next, you have to Iron the curtain. Usually, the sheet is always very rough and so it is not advisable to hang the curtain that way without ironing it. You don’t want your curtain to look ugly, do you? So at this stage, get a good Iron and iron your new curtain to look good and unrumpled.
Step #4: Hanging Your Curtain
By now, your home-made curtain is ready and you have to hang it now. Get your curtain hanger and pass it through the hole you made at the sleeves of the sheet. You can now hang your beautiful curtain there and you will be so amazed at the ambience and beauty it provides.
Why are Curtains Made From Sheets Important?
Curtains are generally important for several reasons. A home without a curtain will probably have a funny semblance of an unclad human. The interior and exterior decor is one of the reasons most new residents in a building go for curtains made from sheets first before every other property.
It can as well be used to separate the sitting room from the dining. Such that one can have visitors entertained in the sitting room while the children are served food on the dining table.
During hot weather, the curtain can be folded up to let a gentle breeze into the room. In cold weather, some sheets are made in such a way that they trap cold from the outside and help in stabilizing the room temperature.
Who Should Have Curtains Made From Sheets?
Anyone can gather these materials and make curtains from sheets. Some people are specialized in making these sheets for themselves, their loved ones, and even commercially; and they earn a living through the production of these curtains made from sheets.
Yeah, I hope I have been able to guide you on how to make curtains from sheets. The steps are quite easy and inexpensive. I will like you to try it out and see the outcome.
If you are confused about any of the steps, you can put down your questions on the comment box. And if you have your curtain from sheets, I will like you to share with me how easy it was going through the process.
Did you like the curtain you need? I will be waiting for your answers.