Ho Ho Holidays: Holiday Curtains out of Flannel Sheets

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!)

16 comments on “Ho Ho Holidays: Holiday Curtains out of Flannel Sheets

  1. This has inspired me! I am going to line my curtains with holiday sheets and make them reversible. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh I love this! They look super duper! My Mom always changed curtains throughout the year. We always had Christmas curtains. My Mom has gone into a nursing home this year. SO… I took her Christmas curtains and just washed them today. But I love yours!

  3. What a great idea! I'm going to try this. Thank you for sharing!

  4. How cute! We have the same sheets from target that my sons uses all year long- so cozy. Never thought to make curtains though. great idea!

  5. Such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing this. I will hunt at the local thrift stores for holiday sheet sets to use for this project.

  6. That is so cute. What a clever way to easily have a change of "scenery!"

  7. I love this idea – I never would have thought of changing out my curtains for the holidays, but now I have to do it!

  8. Thanks for the inspiration! Now I know what to do with the Christmas sheets in the linen closet that I haven't used in a few years. I think they are just like yours. Merry Christmas!

  9. Great idea! I will have to keep my eyes open for some that go on clearance after Christmas!

  10. I have ordered a pair of custom made flannel curtains and was worried after about how they might look. Did a little search and came up with your blog and have to say, they look great! Excellent job!

  11. That’s okay, it’s understandable. My husband asked me before we got married if I was sure I wanted his name, of course I said “yes.”