I’m thinking that I could make these drapes using cheap sheets from WalMart.
How funny is this, I went to the original site to get the link since I found this on a blog party enty. And guess what she made these out of?
Sheet Curtains Click on the link to check out her site.
Since I sew I hardly ever buy curtains from a store and my living room was no exception. I found this sheet set on clearance at Target, being 100% cotton it was just what I was looking for. I can tell you that if I had more money if my life I would probably opt for more expensive things in my house, but since I don’t it forces me to think outside the box and always be on the lookout for bargains.
I knew I wanted a gathered look at the top but not to full, I think I used a twin flat sheet for each panel, a twin flat sheet is usually around 66 inches wide.
I used Wright’s pencil pleat tape (like this) that I found at the fabric Store. They were super easy to make and very inexpensive. I love that they add just a little pop of color around the windows.
Curtain Lining Material January 23, 2010
Finally the lining. I am a big fan of Roc-Ion’s Rain No Stain Lining. It is 100% cotton, crease resistant, insulates, is a UV inhibitor and has a smooth finish. The smooth finish part is important, so that the lining and panels don’t cling together. And the bonus, it is very affordable and sold at JoAnn Fabrics.