How to Make Curtains Out of Twin Sheets

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Updating your curtains can’t get any easier (or cheaper) than making your own curtains out of twin sheets!

Want to make some easy, no -sew curtains? Make DIY curtains out of twin sheets, Full tutorial with a little trick to make it even easier than it looks. Such a great idea and a simple way to update your bedroom or any room in your house.

Updating your curtains can’t get any easier (or cheaper) than making your own curtains out of twin sheets!

How to Make Curtains out of Twin Sheets

How to make your own Twin Sheet Curtains


      Two flat twin sheets (sometimes you can buy them separately. If not, you’ll need two sets of twin sheets)
      Curtain rod
      No sew iron-on hem tape

Cut a Slit on the top of your twin sheet curtains

Cut a slit on each side of the top of the flat sheet to open up each side of the fold.

Slide your curtain rod through the slits that you just made. It should be a perfect fit!

Iron on Hem Tape for Twin Sheet Curtains

Use iron-on hem tape to hem your sheets / curtains.

Twin Sheet Curtains

Enjoy your new curtains!

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  1. Erin

    June 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I love the new curtains! The pattern on the "fabric" is great. And from Miles expression…I'd say he agrees.

    Love the story that went along with!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Ann

    June 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Those look fantastic and totally make the room. I love your step-by-step! Man, I remember those days, you have to do everything between! My hats off to you–great job and now I know twin sheets are a perfect curtain panel size. Thanks.

  3. Lacey @ {lovey dovey}

    June 5, 2011 at 2:00 am

    What a great idea!!! I would love to try something like this! Also I love how you have bright colored poms hanging!! so cute!


  4. juliemadtx

    June 5, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Why haven't I thought of that? I don't need any curtains right now, but I will sure remember this for the future! I'm a naptime crafter, too, so I am right there with you. Beautiful summery curtains!

  5. Ruth

    June 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    These look beautiful. I want to find some nice sheets like these. The pattern is great. Doesn't look like sheets.


  6. Moquelish

    June 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Those are gorgeous! I love the way they turned out. I will have to go sheet shopping here soon.

  7. Mindie Hilton

    June 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.

  8. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

    June 13, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Love these! I have no curtains anywhere in my house, so I have to do this πŸ™‚

  9. Kelli

    June 13, 2011 at 4:07 am

    What a smart way to hang them. And they look adorable!

  10. [email protected]

    June 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

    They are great curtains!! Perfect, lightweight for summer. I love the fabric pattern! It is so summery as well! Thanks for sharing!

  11. the cape on the corner

    June 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    those look great-and can't beat the price. i love the pattern and the two toned color of your room!

  12. lisanne83

    June 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    looks great!! i love those sheets…..curtains πŸ™‚

  13. Tausha

    June 15, 2011 at 12:18 am

    very cute! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Guess I need to start looking for super cute, cheap sheets! Happy day!

  14. Desiree @ The 36th Avenue

    June 16, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Great job! Thank you so much for sharing your awesomeness at the link party πŸ˜‰

  15. Tricia

    June 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Great idea…I never would have thought of that. And they look fabulous.

  16. shawn

    June 17, 2011 at 2:18 am

    super cute!

    looks like mamas getting new twin sheets…oops i mean bedroom drapes!

    love this idea!

    shawn @

    following on gfc & twitter πŸ™‚

  17. B.Cheniful

    June 20, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Love love love love this! Smart and savvy! πŸ™‚

  18. Tina

    June 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Love your new summer drapes. Great job with the "found pocket" in the hem – love it when what we see as laziness (NOT)turns into genius!

  19. Colleen

    July 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Your curtains are so pretty and match the room so well! I did the same thing with a sheeta few months ago, now I just have to hem them up as I don't like the puddling look either! Just grazing the floor is just right for me. πŸ™‚

  20. SmileMonsters

    July 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I think they look great and you have me inspired to look for some cute cheap sheets!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  21. Tracey

    July 24, 2011 at 2:52 am

    WOW. Such an easy thing that I would NEVER think of. Looks like Im on the way to buying some new sheets…er…curtains!

  22. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    July 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Love these!

  23. Crystal

    July 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Love this!

    Totally sharing this on Facebook. Thank you so much for linking up to my mommy solution meme!

  24. Ellie

    July 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Love the curtains! They're perfect. I appreciate that you keep it real about trying to do projects with little ones around–I have 3, ages 4, 2 and 2 months. I get it!

  25. Lisa

    August 1, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Those are perfect! When I first saw your "before" picture, I thought the plain curtains looked great. After seeing the printed curtains, I think it really adds a lot of style and interest to your room! I love them and will be looking for sheets to convert into curtains for my living room!

  26. southernscraps

    August 1, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Those turned out great!

  27. Yes! Yolanda

    August 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I know everyone else already said it but I'm going to say it too- who would have thought!! Those look soo great & I love the colors!! Thanks for the great post! I'm your newest follower from the "Made with Love" hop. Stop by my blog if you get a chance. Its still new but I've got a great start.

  28. The Miller's @ Prezidential Life

    August 3, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    SMART! Really I would have never thought to do that! And they are so pretty!
    newest follower!
    The Miller's
    Prezidential Life

  29. Aunna

    August 4, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I love these! I too made curtains from twin sheets, but I bought the $4 ones from Wally-World and did a subtle stripe tie dye on them with Rit dye. And I'm so lazy I just hung the curtain rod high enough to where I wouldn't have to hem them!

  30. Julia @ 551Eastdesign

    August 5, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Thanks for the tutorial, I so need new curtains:)

  31. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    August 15, 2011 at 1:48 am

    This is such a labor of love! Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop πŸ™‚

  32. Dee

    August 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I love the sheets! Perfect for your dining room! I used sheets as well.

  33. [email protected] The Dream

    August 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    fantastic idea!! I need new curtains! I just may do this!! thanks for the inspiration!!

  34. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

    August 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Those look great! πŸ™‚

  35. Lindsay Bartholomew

    August 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    they look great!! I am in some serious need for curtains in the office/sitting room- when did curtains get so expensive?
    I think i need to run on over to big lots… today!

  36. Christine

    August 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Fantastic job, I love this!

  37. Allison @ House of Hepworths

    August 25, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  38. Beth @ Free Stylin'

    August 26, 2011 at 1:46 am

    These turned out so beautiful!! I really love the print…they look great in the room. Awesome!!

  39. Shabby Chic Sandy

    September 8, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Wow–love these new curtains! A major improvement over what was there before. Great job!

  40. Laura

    September 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I just found your blog from The Inspired Room. You made me laugh out loud!

  41. Julia @ 551Eastdesign

    September 27, 2011 at 12:37 am

    You are too cute! I love the mobile from the chandelier. πŸ™‚ And I LOVE the curtains. I need some for my living room so I am bookmarking this. πŸ™‚

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog right now! Come by when you get a chance. πŸ™‚


    September 27, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Oh goodness, gracious, SAKES ALIVE! Those are the cutest darn curtains I ever did see… AND I have rolls upon rolls of hemming tape! SCORE! I couldn't sew a straight line to save my life (by hand OR machine) so this ought to work out great for me. πŸ™‚ Amazing tutorial and your kids are PRECIOUS!

  43. Elisabeth

    October 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I have come so close to doing this!!! and I was going to rip out that little seam at the top, but didn't know if I should or not, and then the sheets weren't on sale enough so I just haven't done it. I like the idea about hanging the rod high enough too so you don't have to hem the bottom! I can't wait to try these out when we move!!!

  44. Diane N

    October 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I'm a new follower…I came across your blog today! I definitely need to start looking for some cute cheap sheets! I LOVE your curtains and how they came together so easy. I always have such a tough time finding curtains because they are so expensive (and I too am cheap!) and I'm afraid I won't like them once I get home.

  45. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR

    October 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    What a great idea! And so easy!! I love easy!! I am now your newest follower, via the creative bloggers' hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  46. Melody of

    December 28, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Hilarious. You are too funny. I’m a mini-van momma too! (love your bio!)
    Anyway, great job and love the creativity!
    PS Will you come share this with my group today?

  47. Dee

    December 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Beautiful! Sheets have come a long way! I love them as curtains.


  48. Jennifer

    December 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Ummm….you had me at “no-sew”. Great tutorial!

  49. Lynette

    December 30, 2011 at 9:59 am

    What a FANTASTIC idea! I love it. We just bought a home in august with the granny curtains that are on a track and have the lace layer and then the pleated layer. They go all the way to the floor, and they are an ugly brown/tan. We’re having a baby in April, and I needed a cheap window idea for his room. I will have to look around for some sheets. Thanks for the idea! I love it.

  50. Erica

    December 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Oooo This is such a great idea! They came out very nice!

  51. Eva Scott

    January 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Really cute. Love that fabric! I have future plans to use sheets in my daughter’s room too. Thanks for the tute!

  52. A Lived in Home

    January 4, 2012 at 10:33 am

    What a great Big Lots find! Using sheets is such a savvy way to make curtain panels. They look great!

  53. laurie

    March 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Now THOSE are my type of curtains, Anna! πŸ™‚ Great job and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing your tips with us today! They look fabulous!!!!

    xoxo laurie

  54. Mary Jane

    March 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Many years ago, we bought a huge old house that had to have a lot of work done on it, so there was no money for curtains for the over-sized windows. There were three wide windows in the dining room, grouped together. I bought two inexpensive double-bed-sized flat sheets, used the wide top hem for the curtain rod pocket, and swagged them back to the sides with wide ribbon. No sewing, no cutting or heming, and they were reuseable as sheets later!

  55. Ashley W

    March 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I did something close to this! I found some cute shower curtains on sale. Then I just bought some rings to hang them from the curtain rod. they were perfect length too! super easy and super fast!

  56. Misty K

    March 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Its so funny that I came across this today. I have been trying to find curtains that I like for my bedroom, really every room, but I dont want heavy “mass” produced curtains. So I got the idea to use sheets. Haven’t gotten around to it yet and this has inspired me to get my gears going. Yours turned out beautifully. I also love the idea of changing out curtains with seasons, great idea. Or if you just want a change. It would so much easier to find something to work into the decor that way but make a change to freshen it up. By the way I am a curtain puddle kinda girl so I love that the sheets would do that for me! I was worried they might be too short!

  57. Kylie

    June 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    LOVE THIS! Such an awesome idea to take something so discounted and make it beautiful as you did. I am a huge fan of your blog! I just came across it, and I am now your newest subscriber. Thanks for posting this!


  58. Inspire Me Heather

    June 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Your curtains look great and very clever on the sheets trick – they look perfect! I’ve got this linked to my curtains post as well today, for inspiration!

  59. Pondside

    June 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Just visiting from Heather’s blog – what a great idea. You’re right about the tape at the bottom – just the right amount of weight.

  60. Rona

    August 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I’m stopping by from Kelly’s Korner to check out your window treatments.
    I recently changed our master bedroom curtains from tab light blue curtains to chocolate brown blackout. What a positive difference they made.
    I still want to purchase something for our patio doors. Maybe I’ll get some ideas from my tour!
    Very smart of you. I have to remember these steps.

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  62. Anita

    August 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

    They look wonderful! Thank you for this reminder. I used to do it when I was young and broke. Now I’m old and still broke…. bahahbbhaaa!

  63. smart momma

    August 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

    wow! that is awesome!! the fabric looks pretty too!!

    smart momma

  64. Paula Parrish

    August 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Wow, your new curtains look fabulous. I am going to give this a try when I updated our home decor. Great Idea. ;o)

  65. Katherine A.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Hi Anna,
    I’m new to your site. I have a post about making a MUCH smaller curtain using this iron-on glue stuff. I’m going to add a link back here for those who would like to tackle a bigger project!

  66. Stephanie

    July 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Okay, you are officially my hero. I need curtains for my boys room badly, but it just hasn’t been in the budget. I can’t believe how easy this is?

  67. decorating ideas

    November 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    it look unusual, i like it so much and i love your exclusive ideas, thanks for sharing it with us

  68. Melody

    December 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Such a great idea, and looks so easy to do … Would love to find sheets like what you show in your post. They are just what I need with my new comforter set. Any help with where to find them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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