How To Make Curtains Out Of Burlap? 5 Easy Steps!

How to make curtains out of burlap? When using burlap as a curtain, treat it as a fabric and make one.

If you’re running a farm, you usually purchase a bunch of sacks made from burlap.

Wondering how you can reuse these?

Well, you can still use it like a sack but you know that you can do something more than that.

Why don’t you try making a curtain out of it instead? Many people, including myself, have tried making a curtain out of burlap.

You don’t know how to do it? Don’t fret; I will show you the steps in making a burlap curtain.

So grab your imagination, creativity, tools, and materials, then let’s get crafting!


How to make curtains out of burlap

What Is A Burlap?

If you are new to the word burlap, it is a weaved fabric out of fibers or hem. It is also called a hessian.

These burlaps are mostly used as sacks for packing foods and goods together. It is sewn as a sack and stitched above.

It can also be used in many handy crafts and stationaries as design or additional texture.

The jute plants where the fibers are made are blended to make yarn.

It is softened and made into a thinner yarn that makes it into a woven fabric.

But our burlap in this activity will be used for making curtains, so list the following and find them.


Steps To Make Curtains Out Of Burlap

How to make curtains out of burlap?

Well, it’s straightforward, actually, as you can treat it as a piece of fabric.

As mentioned above, our main goal is to make a curtain out of burlaps.

Just follow these few simple steps and have those curtains in no time.


#1. Preparing the things needed

First and foremost, you will have to prepare some simple things.



You could either purchase burlap sheets or have the sacks that you have recycled.


Sewing machine or sewing kit

The key to making these curtains is basic sewing knowledge, but there are also other ways to don’t know-how.

If you have a sewing machine, the better. You can save both your energy and time in sewing the edges.

But if you don’t have sewing kits in your homes, you can switch up to handworks.

Sewing by hand with the use of a sharp needle and thread.

Your sewing kit should have scissors, measuring tape, threads, and needles.


Clothes iron

Clothes iron will be used to flatten the edges and the fabric itself for easier sewing.

The fabric won’t get crumpled.



Since burlap has large gaps compared to regular fabrics, we’re going to need a ribbon to hold each edge to the place.


Eyelets or preferred hanging method

You could either use rods or curtain hooks and clips in this matter. Hanging them any way you know.


#2. Preparing the burlap

Do you have your materials with you?

Now I want you to grab your measuring tape and measure your window’s height and width.

Double the width of the window and decide on the length you want your curtain to be.

Whether it will be window level, middle, or will the curtain be brushing the floor.

Add a few inches allowance at all edges. This is for the hems.

After that, take the measurements and cut the burlap cloth according to it.

A tip-in cutting, pull out the thread on the woven cloth to make a path or mark where you plan on cutting the fabric.

Measure the edges and make double folded hems for about 2-3 inches each.

Place the ribbons inside the hems.

The ribbon will hold the threads in place when you sew them.

Next is to pin the edges.

Then iron each one of them flat. This will make sewing easier later.


#3. Sewing

You could either use a sewing machine or sew it by hand.

Although do be careful in sewing and in using a sharp needle, use a thimble if necessary.

Use a heavy-duty needle both in hand sewing or in a sewing machine since the fabric is thick and hard.

If you’re using a sewing machine, set it to a short length stitch and try on a piece of fabric first.

Using the shorts stitch will make sure that the thread catches each fiber of the woven fabric.


#4. Finishing

A burlap fabric frays easily, so it is recommended to use a zigzag edger, but if you hemmed them, then you won’t have to worry anymore.

Attach the eyelets or the curtain clips and hooks at the top part of the burlap curtain.

You could either use a rod, a curtain track, hooks, and many more in hanging your newly made burlap curtains, and you’re done.


#5. Cleaning

The burlap may leave behind some fluff after sewing, so make sure to keep your sewing machine clean if you want to use it longer.

You don’t want to end up clogging your sewing machine with burlap fluff now, don’t we?

You could also add some designs like flowers or anything at all.



Now that you know how to make curtains out of burlap, you can already start making one yourself.

Just make sure that you keep safe and careful in sewing or ironing.

These burlap curtains are best suited with white painted walls.

The simple design and detail it gives will make your room look sophisticated yet aesthetically pleasing.

How to wash white sheer curtains

How To Wash White Sheer Curtains? 3 Easy Steps!

How to wash white sheer curtains? You will need laundry soap and water, of course.

But since it is a white curtain, we’re going to need to be extra careful when washing it.

As a maiden of my family, I know I was tasked to do the laundry, especially when I don’t have anything to do.

Who doesn’t want a clean curtain to hang around?

They do not only give you privacy and shade from the sun that comes through the window.

They also give your room some vibe and feels of style. So cleaning it is as essential as having a new one.

Well, when it comes to washing curtains, there are some things you must remember.

You are not only washing them to be clean but also to be reusable.


Curtain Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning, there are several factors that you might want to consider.


Things To Consider To Wash White Sheer Curtains

Here are some things to do and to avoid when cleaning your curtains.


#1. Dry cleaning

Curtains are made from different types of fabric.

So you will have to know which type yours belongs to.

Sure it may be made from washable fabrics, lining, and seams but these fabrics could also shrink when you wash them.

So to play it safe, have them dry cleaned.

Your curtain may have some ornaments and designs that are not suitable for washing, so this is a better option.


#2. Special fabric types

Since there are numerous types of fabrics, some special fabric like velvet for your draperies needs only to be brushed and not washed.

Another is silk fabric; when washing this, use lukewarm water or a cold one.

Never wrung the water out or twist it.


#3. Sun damage

The sun can be a problem sometimes, especially when a particular fabric is exposed to direct sunlight for hours.

So when you are drying curtains made from these unique fabrics, make sure to hang them dry in a clothesline or the dryer.


#4. Sheer curtain

Wash the sheer curtains regularly; even they don’t look that dirty.

The dirt and specks of dust that attach to the curtain can cause discoloration.

Mostly sheer curtains need a gentle touch when cleaning so make sure to soak them in cold water with mild detergent before washing.

Washing them will take no more than 10 minutes, including the drying process, so that it won’t take that much of your time.


Steps To Wash White Sheer Curtains

So, how to wash white sheer curtains?

Follow these simple steps to make those sheers of yours good as new.


Step #1. Preparation

In sheer washing curtains, check the fabric care description found on the manufacturer’s tag if you purchased the curtain.

If the tag says that the curtain must be dry cleaned only, take them to a professional cleaner.

Although if you made one yourself, you’ll just have to know what type of fabric the curtain is.

Upon knowing the fabric type, determine whether it is suitable for hand washing or good for washing machines.

A tip-in washing old sheer curtains? It is better done by hand.

Remove the hooks and any draperies’ hardware before cleaning them.

You may have to dust them first before wetting them. This reduces the work.


Step #2. Hand washing

If the fabric or your sheer curtains are suitable for handwashing, here are the steps in handwashing them.

The first thing to do is to fill your basin with lukewarm water and gentle laundry soap.

Strong smelled laundry soaps might ruin the fabric.

If you are going to use a powder laundry soap, make sure to dissolve it in the water before putting the curtains.

After putting the curtains on the water, leave it off for a minute.

And agitate the water so that the dirt will come off the curtain.

Remove the water as much as you can by pressing it.

Do not wring the curtain nor twist it.

Place the wet curtain on a clean flat surface with towels to absorb excess water. Hang them dry on a window or a clothesline.


Step #3. Using a washing machine

If the fabric is fine by a washing machine, use one for efficiently cleaning it.

The first is to fill the washing machine with warm water and add some mild detergent.

It’s the same one with hand washing.

Put the curtains and layer them evenly in the water.

Soak it for 10 to 15 minutes with the washing machine set at a delicate cycle.

Next is to remove the curtains after the washing cycle is complete.

Tumble them dry with a towel, just like in hand washing.

You can also place them in a dryer for a few minutes.

Place some clean and dry towels together in the drier for faster drying.

Having towels inside will prevent the sheets from getting wrinkled up.

There will be less ironing to do.

Remove the sheets from the dryer while they are still a little damp.

Re-hung them using the hardware they are attached to before.



Now that you know how to wash white sheer curtains make yours as good as new.

You can also use a fabric conditioner for a more fragrant curtain.

Just make sure to rinse it well.

Also, keep in mind to never combine the colored ones with the white ones.

There may be some fabric that, when wet, color fades and mixes with the water.

Then your white sheers will become colored ones.

Please take note of these reminders to avoid mistakes when you wash them all by yourself.

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