Curtains can be expensive and challenging to make, but bedsheets are cheap and easy. You will need a needle, thread, and sewing machine thread. This write-up will guide you on how to make curtains out of bed sheets for your windows in just 10 minutes!
Steps on Making Curtains Out of Bed Sheets
Step #1: Gather the Bed Sheets and Sewing Supplies. Find two-bed sheets that are roughly the same size, as well as a sewing machine or needle and thread for hand sewing. You can also use pins to hold together seams if you don’t have a sewing machine.
Step #2: Measure This is very important, so make sure you get this right! To do that, find out how long and wide you want each panel for your curtains (you can measure where they will hang and how long you would like them to be).
Please measure the width of your window and find out its height. Then, multiply this number by two. Multiplication is for both panels if they hang from a rod or by tension rods instead of hooks in brackets.
If it’s a bay window, make sure that the panels are wide enough to cover both the width and height of the windows.
Ensure that you measure how long they should be from where they hang (i.e., if it’s a rod, then measure how high up on your wall).
Step #3: Cut Your Fabric You need two pieces of fabric for each panel – your width times two plus an extra 12 inches of material for the top and bottom.
Step #4: Hem Your Fabric Fold over a hem on each piece so that it’s about one inch deep, then pin in place. Ensure to leave enough room at the end so that you can sew your panels together. Sew them up! Push everything down and use a large safety pin to hold it in place while you sew.
Step #5: Hang Your Curtains! Hanging is the last step and one of the easiest ones, too! All that’s left now is hanging your curtains up with either hooks or rods for brackets. Again, if it’s a bay window, make sure that they’re wide enough to cover the entire thing.
Enjoy Your Awesome Curtains! Now that you finished, enjoy your fabulous new curtains and how they make your room look so much nicer than before!
What are Bedsheets?
Bed sheets are typically the topmost sheet that a person sleeps on. You may also call them “bed linen” or simply “sheets.” When people in the UK refer to bedsheets, they might specifically mean flat-woven cotton textile in the size of a single mattress and fitted with four corners, usually either matching or contrasting colours. Bedsheets come in a variety of colours, patterns, and textures.
The most common bed sheets are Twin, Full/Double (Queen), Super King. The size of the sheet is determined by how many feet wide it needs to be to cover one side of the mattress from corner to corner. So, for example, if you have a Twin-sized mattress, you need a Twin-sized sheet about 66″ wide.
As of 2016, the most common size for bed sheets in Australia and New Zealand are Single (AUS), 100cm x 200cm, or Queen, 150×200 cm.
The United Kingdom’ standard sizes for bed sheets vary by region – for the most part, they are:
Queen which is 150×200 cm and 102″ x 115″; King which is 160×200 cm and 108″ x 114″. The size of a King-sized bed sheet will always be larger than that of a Queen.
Why use Bedsheets to Make Curtains?
Bedsheets are a great way to make curtains because they are cheap, durable, and versatile. Affordable, durable and versatile mean that you can easily customise the material to suit your needs and tastes.
You may choose light colours for summer or darker ones for winter so that you maintain some privacy while still maintaining comfort. It’s an inexpensive way to get beautiful window treatments without spending a lot of money.
How to Care for Bedsheet Curtains?
Bed sheets are practical and easy to care for. You can take them down, wash them, dry them on a clothesline (or in the dryer), then fold or place them neatly away until you’re ready to use again. In addition, bedsheet curtains are reusable, so they’ll save your money compared to buying new fabric every time you want window treatments.
Can I Iron Bedsheets Curtains?
Ironing bed sheet curtains is an easy way to make them look fresh and pristine. Iron the fabric on a low setting, using plenty of steam to leave no wrinkles left behind.
You may want to take your curtains down for ironing if you have shorter ones or they’re heavier fabrics like velvet. With lighter-weight fabrics such as cotton, you can iron them right from the window.
Can I Dye my Bedsheet Curtains?
Dyeing your bed sheet curtains is easy, but it’s not always a good idea. It all depends on the colour you’re looking for and how much wear and tear they need to withstand.
You may want to consider buying new fabric instead if you can’t find the colours or quality that works best in stores near you.