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« on: September 09, 2003 09:38:05 AM »

i made some curtains for my bedroom.

i used an old sheet that was a dark blue color, that kinda matches my room colors.

first i measured the window , go the dimensions.

cut the fabric, i left the little satin embroidery that lines the , would be top, of the sheet.
i decided that would be the decorative bottom of the curtain.

i cut strips of fabric of the remainging sheet to make the fabric strips to hang the curtain on the rod with

here is a bad drawing of almost what it looks like

http://www.cutandpastecrafts.com/pictures/curtains.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2003 06:39:08 PM »

hm, i need some blue curtains for my bedroom !!! now the hunt of finding the perfect sheet! fun!
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2003 11:13:31 PM »

Nice! I have curtain-sheets in my room, too - but I am not so fancy...I always just bought the sheets that have a large hem on one end, cut a slit, and slide the pole through that!

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2003 07:59:48 PM »

I have another option for using sheets as curtains.  I live in apt and in the living room I have sliding glass doors.  Of course they were covered by those horrible verticle blinds - I hate them... makes me feel like I'm living in a hotel.

Well, I didn't want to take them down cuz then I'd have to hang them back up when I left.  BUT had an excellent brainstorm one night (thank you Yellow Tail Merlot!!).  

I took the blinds off the curtain thingy.  They are held into the track by clips and are easily popped out.  Then I grabbed a Full flat sheet (full as opposed to King or Twin), turned it on it's side and slide the sheet into the clips.  The small hem down the sides allows it to stay clipped in.  And voila!  Functional window treatment.  It's cool cuz you can still use the pully strings to pull it open and closed.  And you can paint or dye the sheets to match your decor.

Would highly recommend this for those of you who hate verticle blinds as much as I do.  
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2003 02:46:36 PM »

wow very cool!!!

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2003 01:35:49 PM »

I have another option for using sheets as curtains.  I live in apt and in the living room I have sliding glass doors.  Of course they were covered by those horrible verticle blinds - I hate them... makes me feel like I'm living in a hotel.

Well, I didn't want to take them down cuz then I'd have to hang them back up when I left.  BUT had an excellent brainstorm one night (thank you Yellow Tail Merlot!!).  

I took the blinds off the curtain thingy.  They are held into the track by clips and are easily popped out.  Then I grabbed a Full flat sheet (full as opposed to King or Twin), turned it on it's side and slide the sheet into the clips.  The small hem down the sides allows it to stay clipped in.  And voila!  Functional window treatment.  It's cool cuz you can still use the pully strings to pull it open and closed.  And you can paint or dye the sheets to match your decor.

Would highly recommend this for those of you who hate verticle blinds as much as I do.  

OMG!  that is such an AWESOME idea!

*runs home*
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2003 01:59:33 PM »

I also used a sheet for a curtain in my bedroom.  My apt came with one of those cheap curtain holder thingies with all the tiny loops on a track.  So I bought some curtain hooks (kinda scary 2 shaped needle things) and just hooked  them in by the thick  hem (the part that goes at the head of the bed.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2003 02:52:52 PM »

thats neat!
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2003 09:55:04 PM »

I too have made curtains from sheets, and more than just once. Works really well in bedrooms because you can make your curtains match your bedding dead-on. Another idea is to use shower curtains (not the clear vinyl stuff, but the ones made out of water proof fabric). Sometimes you can find totally awesome prints on shower curtains--plus, they're MUCH cheaper than fabric. Being a poor college student, I went this route for my apartment kitchen. I also went the extra mile and made a tablecloth from a purple fabric shower curtain. The best part--when something liquid spills on it, it doesn't seep into the fabric but instead beads up on the surface!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2003 04:23:32 AM »

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

iamtheEggman,

YOU are a genius!!  I have been trying to find a tablecloth for my huge harvest table that didn't cost a fortune...and was going to use bedsheets.  A cloth shower curtain!  Brilliant!  Any color I want!  Liquid beads up!  Not too expensive!  Perfect!!!

Thanks.
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