How to make gypsy rag curtains? All you need is some long pieces of fabric and a creative mind.
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Have you ever tried making a gypsy curtain before?
Well, some of you might be familiar with it, but for those who don’t know anything about that style, let me teach you about it.
If you have long pieces of colored fabrics in your home, you can use them like a curtain.
Yes, you’ve read it right.
You won’t have to throw the fabric anymore because you can still use it for another purpose.
Some may think of them as trash, but I will teach you how it can become a decoration or an addition to make your rooms livelier.
Gypsy Rag Curtains
These curtains are made from long strips of fabrics. They can be different colors or designs.
It usually makes a classy Boho look. So if you’re in for some funky and chill vibe, this style will suit you.
Steps To Make Gypsy Rag Curtains
So, how to make gypsy rag curtains? It’s easy.
All you have to do is follow these few simple steps and prepare the materials.
Don’t you worry, I’m sure you can all find them inside your home. Is sewing a requirement? Good news! It’s not.
Step #1. Preparation
You don’t need to plan when it comes to this one.
Creativity and uniqueness play in this activity.
Now you will have to find these things inside your house.
You will need scissors to cut the fabric into strips, but you can use them for trimming instead if you already have those fabrics stripped.
Colored fabrics or strips
The fabric will significantly impact your curtain; this will be used as your new curtain.
Color and design don’t matter. Whether it’s new or old, you can use it.
A-rod or long stick
That is where we’ll tie the fabrics into; it will serve as the rod, just like we have in curtains.
Candle and lighter
We’ll use it to burn the fabric’s edges to avoid it from being bulled to thin sheets and pieces of fiber.
Step #2. Cutting
Do you have everything with you? Good.
Now let’s proceed with the next step, which is cutting.
Cut the fabric into strips. 2 to 3 inches will do.
But if the fabrics are already cut into strips, you can skip this step and proceed with the next one.
Step #3. Burning the sides
Next is to light your candle.
Make sure it is placed in a location away from flammable objects.
Your safety should be first.
Take each strip and slightly burn each edge.
Do not make it all lack, but just as long as you can see the filaments curling, then it’s okay.
Step #4. Tying
After making sure you’ve finished burning the edges, now you are just going to tie them to your rod.
Knot and tying don’t matter but tie it neatly and correctly.
For shorter strips of fabric, tie 2 of them to make it longer.
Step #5. Measure
After tying the fabrics into the rods, measure it to your window if it completely covers it.
Add more strips if necessary. If it appears to be shorter, you can use the shorter strips to make the curtain longer.
If the curtain appears to be longer than your desired length, no need to hesitate but cut t right away.
After cutting or after you’ve determined that the curtain’s length is okay, tie the end of each strip.
Tying the end will prevent it from being unruly and will look more uniform at the bottom.
Step #6. Hang
After doing all the previous steps, you can already hang your curtains up and enjoy your newly made curtain.
Well, one of my aunts used to make these.
When I was still small, she would tell us to cut the fabric down and tie it up again.
I don’t know why she let us made it, but we did it anyway. She had various pieces of fabric because she runs a tailoring shop.
She has many colors and designs, so we couldn’t say no to her being fascinated by all the colors.
Then I was surprised at what she did to those strips. She tied them into a rod one by one.
She had this pattern mixed and made it thicker and fuller. If you want to make a thicker curtain rag, you should increase your fabric.
So after that, she hanged the new curtain and we were surprised to see how it ended.
I was proudly telling my mom that I helped make that new curtain. Well, it was a fun and creative day.
Now that you know how to make gypsy rag curtains, you can try making one too.
The materials are easy to find.
All you need is a little creativity and time.
You can do it together with your children or other friends too.
Well, as they say, the more, the merrier.
So call up your friends and make memories while making gypsy rag curtains.