How to make curtains out of burlap? When using burlap as a curtain, treat it as a fabric and make one.
If you’re running a farm, you usually purchase a bunch of sacks made from burlap.
Wondering how you can reuse these?
Well, you can still use it like a sack but you know that you can do something more than that.
Why don’t you try making a curtain out of it instead? Many people in the UK, including myself, have tried making a curtain out of burlap.
You don’t know how to do it? Don’t fret; I will show you the steps in making a burlap curtain.
So grab your imagination, creativity, tools, and materials, then let’s get crafting!
What Is A Burlap?
If you are new to the word burlap, it is a weaved fabric out of fibres or hem. It is also called a hessian.
These burlaps mainly used as sacks for packing foods and goods together. It is sewn as a sack and stitched above.
It can also be used in many handy crafts and stationaries as design or additional texture.
The jute plants where the fibres made are blended to create yarn.
It is softened and made into a thinner yarn that makes it into a woven fabric.
But our burlap in this activity will be used for making curtains, so list the following and find them.
Steps To Make Curtains Out Of Burlap
How to make curtains out of burlap?
Well, it’s straightforward as you can treat it as a piece of fabric.
As mentioned above, our primary goal is to make a curtain out of burlaps.
Just follow these few simple steps and have those curtains in no time.
#1. Preparing the things needed
First and foremost, you will have to prepare some simple things.
You could either purchase burlap sheets or have the sacks that you have recycled.
Sewing machine or sewing kit
The key to making these curtains is basic sewing knowledge, but there are other ways to don’t know.
If you have a sewing machine, the better. You can save both your energy and time in sewing the edges.
But if you don’t have sewing kits in your UK homes, you can switch up to handworks.
Sewing by hand with the use of a sharp needle and thread.
Your sewing kit should have scissors, measuring tape, threads, and needles.
One will use clothes iron to flatten the edges and the fabric itself for easier sewing.
The fabric won’t get crumpled.
Since burlap has significant gaps compared to traditional fabrics, we’re going to need a ribbon to hold each edge to the place.
Eyelets or preferred hanging method
You could either use rods or curtain hooks and clips in this matter. Hanging them anyway, you know.
#2. Preparing the burlap
Do you have your materials with you?
Now I want you to grab your measuring tape and measure your window’s height and width.
Double the width of the window and decide on the length you want your curtain to be.
Whether it will be window level, middle, or will the curtain be brushing the floor.
Add a few inches allowance at all edges. The allowance is for the hems.
After that, take the measurements and cut the burlap cloth according to it.
A tip-in cutting, pull out the thread on the woven cloth to make a path or mark where you plan on cutting the fabric.
Measure the edges and make double folded hems for about 2-3 inches each.
Place the ribbons inside the hems.
The ribbon will hold the threads in place when you sew them.
Next is to pin the edges.
Then iron each one of them flat. Ironing flat will make sewing easier later.
You could either use a sewing machine or sew it by hand.
Although do be careful in sewing and in using a sharp needle – use a thimble if necessary.
Use a heavy-duty needle both in hand sewing or in a sewing machine since the fabric is thick and hard.
If you’re using a sewing machine, set it to a short length stitch and try on a piece of fabric first.
Using the shorts stitch will make sure that the thread catches each fibre of the woven fabric.
A burlap fabric frays easily, so it is recommended to use a zigzag edger, but if you hemmed them, then you won’t have to worry anymore.
Attach the eyelets or the curtain clips and hooks at the top part of the burlap curtain.
You could either use a rod, a curtain track, hooks, and many more in hanging your newly made burlap curtains, and you have done.
The burlap may leave behind some fluff after sewing, so make sure to keep your sewing machine clean if you want to use it longer.
You don’t want to end up clogging your sewing machine with burlap fluff now, don’t you?
You could also add some designs like flowers or anything at all.
Now that you know how to make curtains out of burlap, you can already start making one yourself.
Just make sure that you keep safe and careful in sewing or ironing.
These burlap curtains are best suited with white painted walls.
The simple design and detail it gives will make your room look sophisticated yet aesthetically pleasing.