Hi, my dear readers, have you ever wondered how to make curtains from sheets at home in the UK? or are you looking for a cheaper alternative for your curtains?
If your answer to the questions above is yes, this article is for you. Here, we will be looking at how you can make your curtains from sheets. It is not a complicated process at all. You don’t need to be a professional to be able to do that.
All you need to have is essential sewing skills, and your curtain will be ready in a jiffy. So if you are prepared and excited to learn about this, I am also prepared. So let`s get started right away.
Steps On How To Make Curtains From Sheets
Step #1: Getting Materials Ready
Can you guess the first thing we need to make curtains from sheets? Well, it is getting all our sewing materials ready for the process. What do you think we will need? We need the sheets. That`s the primary material.
There are different cheap and easy-to-use materials that you can buy in the UK from eBay, Amazon or Tesco, or even from your local UK retail shop.
I do personally recommend the Twin Sheet, and I got mine from eBay. These sheets come in different sizes and are about 96 meters long. So it is long enough for curtains.
Aside from the sheet, we also need scissors, your measuring tape, a sewing machine, an iron, and a hanging rod for the curtain.
Step #2: Measurements, Cutting and Sewing
Next, you need to know the length of your curtain and then cut it out from the sheet. The sheet we are using in our illustration is about 96 meters, and you may not need such a long length for your curtain.
So you have to use your measuring tape and measure out the length of the sheet in such a way that it matches the length of the place you want to place the curtain. Make sure you take the measurement of your window and doors and then use the measure when cutting out the curtain from the sheet.
After you finished with the cutting, you need to cut open the edge of the sleek. You have to repeat this process for both sides of the curtain. Cutting both sides open will provide a space where you can pass the rod through when you are hanging the curtain.
Fold the bottom of the curtain (after cutting it from the sheet). If you don’t do this, the downside of the curtain will be rough, which is not suitable for aesthetics.
Therefore, if you want a lovely curtain, you will have to use a sewing machine and fold the end of your curtain to make it look good. Sewing today has been made easy with so many handheld sewing machines available in the market. You don’t need to have a big machine before you can do your sewing.
Step #3: Ironing
Next, you have to Iron the curtain. Usually, the sheet is very rough, so it is not advisable to hang the curtain that way without ironing it. You don’t want your curtain to look ugly, do you? So at this stage, get a good Iron and iron your new curtain to look excellent and unrumpled.
Step #4: Hanging Your Curtain
By now, your homemade curtain is ready, and you have to hang it now. Get your curtain hanger and pass it through the hole you made at the sleeves of the sheet. You can now hang your beautiful curtain there, and you will be so amazed at the ambience and beauty it provides.
Why are Curtains Made From Sheets Important?
Curtains are generally crucial for several reasons. A UK home without a curtain will probably have a funny semblance of an unclad human. The interior and exterior decor is one of the reasons most new residents in a building go for curtains made from sheets first before every other property.
You can as well use it to separate the sitting room from the dining. One can have visitors entertained in the sitting room while the children are served food on the dining table.
During hot weather, you can fold the curtain up to let a gentle breeze into the room. In cold weather, some sheets made so that they trap cold from the outside and help stabilise the room temperature.
Who Should Have Curtains Made From Sheets?
Anyone can gather these materials and make curtains from sheets. Some people in the UK specialised in making these sheets for themselves, their loved ones, and even commercially, and they earn a living through the production of these curtains made from sheets.
Yeah, I hope I have been able to guide you on how to make curtains from sheets. The steps are pretty straightforward and inexpensive. I will like you to try it out and see the outcome.
If you are confused about any of the steps, you can put your questions in the comment box. And if you have your curtain from sheets, I would like you to share how easy it was going through the process.
Did you like the curtain you need? I will be waiting for your answers.