Burlap curtains have a unique way of providing classy elegance without making you or your guests feel out of place. This comfort-invoking fabric is perfect for making curtains, as they help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The variety of colors and designs you can find on burlap Curtains makes the allure of these homemade curtains even more magnetic. Follow these steps to make your own curtains. When you finish one room, you are sure to feel excited to move on to the next!
First: Measure Your Window, and Buy Your Fabric
Using a tape measure, measure the length from the inside sill to the other inside sill. Add six inches to allow for overhang. Measure from the floor to twelve inches above the inside top sill. Multiply these numbers to calculate how many yards of fabric you need.
Second: Sew the Hem of the Curtain Rod
Fold over the top four inches of the burlap, and sew securely across. This is the hole through which you can place the curtain rod. Make sure you sew in a straight line; if you accidentally go crooked, back up, and fix the errant mistake.
Third: Hem the Bottom of the Curtains
In order to obtain a polished look for your new curtains, hem the bottom. Similar to the way you hemmed the top for the curtain rod, fold over two inches of fabric and sew across.