Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sheet Curtains

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.
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My next curtain project will be in my bedroom where I plan to make burlap curtains using the same kind of shirring tape or maybe  smocking tape. Check back to see those.

18 comments:

  1. These look great, Trixie! The color is just perfect, too!

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  2. Those are very pretty. What a soothing color! Your house is very cool and peaceful! Can I visit? LOL
    ~Amy

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  3. I'm in love. I just bought twin sheets at Target to hang up and I love the detail that yours have. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. My college room had sheets for curtains.............There is a world apart from the old days and your splendid curtains. Love the color too.
    smiles, alice

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!! They look great...being a sewer myself it is so hard to be simple sometimes and so I applaud you for using sheets and I will be on the lookout for some great sheets now for curtains. Love the shirring tape!!!

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  6. Those are just gawgeous! Love 'em. I guess it must be a coincidence that I've seen three posts on the color turquoise today? Soo pretty.

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  7. I'm on my way tomorrow to buy some fabric for some curtains...maybe I will try the bedding dept. first...LOVE how you pleated them!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. That is the most brilliant idea! Sheets and pencil pleat tape. They looks so beautiful! Great color!!

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  9. I had sheets for curtains in college too!! But they weren't anything as nice as yours. But it was one of my earliest experiences with repurposing and recycling. Just love your creativity! :)

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  10. So pretty....I've never tried that shirring tape, but I've always wanted to. I need to make curtains to cover my closets (took off those nasty sliding things). Think I might give this treatment a try.

    I'm adding the picture to my ::cottage crush:: feature on my sidebar :)

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  11. They look great. Wouldn't have known it was curtains if you hadn't said it. Love the color to.

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  12. Very nice! just found your blog via cottage instincts & really glad I did!! I love finding other creative types! Love your home!!!

    Shellagh

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  13. I love these curtains and always make mine myself as well. Header tape is some of the best stuff. Sew it on and pull the strings! The color os beautiful and a perfect punch in the room.

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  14. You don't need more expensive things in your house. Your style if picture perfect, I love it!

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  15. I love that idea! I had never heard of pleating tape, and being quite phobic with the sewing machine, this post is a dream come true!

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  16. I love how these turned out! And the color is perfect with the walls.

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  17. Their color is so cool and soothing. Very nice!

    Curtains

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  18. I love those blue colored curtains. Navy blue is a great shade of blue.

    zane

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