Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY Curtains from a Table Cloth

I have been on the hunt for some curtains for sometime now 
We have lived in our basement apartment for about 2 years now and 
I just finally was able to get some up
I just wasn't finding the right color at the right price
You see my husband is in Law school so we are on a bit of a budget 
so I wasn't going to be spending $40 plus each on curtains for 
two windows in my living room 

I was at Target one day and found the perfect solution to my problem 
of both money and color
I found a long table cloth that I knew just what to do with and 
the best part it was only $10.99
so I was able to get two sets of curtains for my two windows for only $22
I was so excited 

I got the 60 in by 84 inch because I wanted them long 
and I wanted them wide enough that I could cut them in half to make 
two panels out of
Make sure to get them wide enough for your window before you
cut. There is a size that is even wider 

I originally saw the idea of using table clothes as curtains
at Organize and Decorate Everything
but since my windows were smaller I made
two panels out of one table cloth
(making it cheaper to do two windows)
and I wanted to show you how I did that simply by cutting
and sewing an easy hem 

First things first I took it out of the package laid it flat on the floor
And Measured the half way mark

Then I just started to cut 
Luckily there was a nice crease to follow right where I wanted to cut

Now my one table cloth is two panels 

Next I just needed to hem the edge that I cut 
The rest of the edges were already finished 
So I folded it over a half inch then folded it again 
and pinned down the whole thing

Sewed a straight stitch along the new hem line 

And tada! The edge I cut it all hemmed and looks like curtains 
Then I did this to the other half that I cut 
and again repeated the whole thing with my other table cloth for 
the second window 
Literally it look 45 min maybe start to finish 

Next I ironed each panel and they were ready to be hung 

I already had two curtain rods that matched and would be perfect
Yay for using stuff you already have :)

I got these rings at Walmart to attach the panels to the rod
I loved the look of the rings 
you could also sew an open hem at the top and put it through the 
curtain rod that way but I liked this look 
so I spent a little extra and got some rings 
I used 5 rings on each panel 
and they slide open and closed so easily 

Window #1

And Window #2 
See the color was perfect it matches my pillows 

We recently just took everything off of our walls
and painted the whole basement apartment a light grey 
so we are now in the process of putting stuff back up on the walls and re decorating
so make sure to come and visit my blog for some more fun 
decor ideas as we go :)

Can you see the frames peaking in this picture 
That is a sneak peak of my new gallery wall I just finished
I am so excited about it and LOVE it 
It will be up on the blog very soon 
so get excited 
Also a lot more DIY ideas and pillows coming soon

You can find me and connect with me here


  1. These turned out great and they totally finish off the room. I love the color too.

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