I recently guest posted at House of Hepworths (so fun!) and shared my latest sheet-curtains. Here’s the full tutorial.
Holiday Curtains out of Flannel Sheets
After a long, hot summer – I’m more than ready to cozy up my house and snuggle in for the winter.
And when the holidays come around, I like to have a little bit of holiday in every room. Well – actually – a LOT of holiday in every room.
This year, I even made curtains out of flannel sheets! Here’s how you can too.
First, I bought a set of king flannel sheets. This is enough to make panel curtains for two windows (four panels total). I found mine on sale at Target for $24.99, and I had a $5 off coupon. That ends up being roughly $5 per panel – or $10 per window for curtains. Not too bad if you ask me!
Now – I will be the first to tell you that I am NOT a seamstress. I can sew a straight(ish) stitch, and that’s about it. But that’s all you need to make these curtains.
I’ll outline the basic instructions below – and you can click here for step-by-step instructions (including pictures) on how to make curtains out of sheets.
First – I washed the sheets to get all of the wrinkles out. So much easier than ironing, don’t you think?
Then, I cut the flat sheet in half – right up the middle to create two panels with the pocket at the top. I opened the top pocket on both panels so that I could slip my rod through it (how easy is that!?) Then I sewed a straight stitch on the cut edges to make it look a little nicer – but I’m sure you could use Liquid Stitch for this and skip the sewing altogether.
I hung them on the rod, and then I used iron-on hem tape to hem the bottom (because I’m lazy like that).
They are very fun and festive in my dining room!
For the fitted sheet, I cut all around the edges to remove the elastic “fitted” part. Then I sewed a small hem on three sides (the top and both sides) to clean up the edges. I folded down the top and sewed a pocket for my rod. THEN I cut it right up the middle to make two panels and sewed a straight hem on those edges as well.
I hung them on my curtain rod and used iron-on hem tape to hem the bottom (because I’m lazy like that).
And then I used the pillowcases to make a few covers for my throw pillows – why not, right?
They are very fun and festive in the family room!
Overall, I’m very excited to have festive
sheets curtains for the holidays. (And my kids are too!)