This tutorial will guide you through the steps to make non-commital curtains from bed sheets. The button holes at the top allow you to change the look of the curtains by simply changing what hangs the curtains on the curtain rod. You can move the curtains from room to room without having to make whole new curtains.
queen size flat bed sheet
*Ensure the width and length of your flat sheet will be large enough to cover your window. I like my sheet to have about 1.5-2 times the width of the window. For this tutorial, I used a flat sheet for an extra deep bed, which was 84″ — the perfect length to cover many windows!
ribbon, rope, or other material to attach the curtains to the rod — have a look around your house and get creative!
1. Cut sheet in half lengthwise. The original top, bottom hem (unless you choose to make shorter curtains), and outer finished edges of the sheets will remain in tact, leaving only a couple of seams to finish yourself.
2. Turn raw edge toward wrong side of sheet and press. You should be turning the edge the same width as the outer finished edge.
3. Turn pressed edge again and press. Stitch close to edge along entire length of folded edge.
6. Fold panels in half lengthwise and mark the top middle.
7. For each panel, fold the middle and side markings together to again find the middle between the two. Repeat with middle and other side marking. You should now have 5 evenly spaced marks on each panel.
8. Stitch buttonholes at each of the marks, 1/2″ from top edge, and approximately 1″ long. I always do a practice buttonhole first on some scrap fabric to ensure that my placement will be correct. Buttonholes are not fun to unpick :).
9. Unpick the center fabric of each buttonhole. If you would like to make your curtains shorter than the sheet length, now is the time to cut and hem them to your desired length. You can also add pennies or drapery weights to the hem if needed. My sheet was quite heavy so I chose to leave the curtains without weights.
10. Now it’s time to get creative…
Grab some rope if you’ve got a little Buckaroo like I do…
Or ribbon if you’ve got a princess in the house…
…Tie or attach whatever you’re using to each buttonhole, leaving enough space to slide the loop or object around the curtain rod.
11. Hang your new non-commital curtains on a rod and change up the tops in a few months when you get bored of them!