2.22.2012

The Easiest Curtains Ever Made

Seriously. They really are.



All you'll need is . . . 


After installing your curtain rod (I placed mine as high as I possibly could on the wall), measure the length from the rod to the floor- allowing extra fabric for finishing edges (about 2 inches). (Remember that you can always cut off fabric if you have extra, but if it's too short- it's much harder to fix!) This measurement, TIMES 2 (one for each panel) is how much burlap (or fabric of your choice) you'll need to buy. 

Once you have your fabric, simply roll it out and finish the top and bottom edges by folding under about an inch, ironing and then sewing a straight stitch. If you're using burlap, the sides are already finished, so you won't have to do a thing!

Lastly, simply pin and sew your trim at the bottom. (It's hard to tell from the picture, but my trim is orange.)






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74 comments:

  1. These are great...the little trim piece at the bottom is just what was needed!

    Cheers!
    Meredith @ Tuscan Blue Design

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  2. <3 them! Could be changed up to fit just about any style ...

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  3. Straight stitch huh? Counts me out.

    ~Bliss~

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  4. These look AWESOME! I had no idea how great of curtains burlap makes! Great job---also I love those black/green/white chairs in front of your window! Simple and fun!

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  5. I love these! I want to go buy a bolt of burlap and make some!!! Love the trim detail.

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  6. They look GREAT!!! Love the trim at the bottom too :)

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  7. I agree on the easy, because you know I made some a few years ago after seeing yours and they were just that!

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  8. LOVE the idea of the burlap because you have all that wonderful light shining in!

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  9. LOVE these! I think I saw them on Pinterest...what a great idea...and beautiful. :)
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  10. Very pretty! But... burlap is so stinky! How do you get rid of the smell?

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  11. Ha! Ha! I've never found it to be all that stinky! But, Maybe you could hank them outside for a few hours??

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  12. Might be the easiest.... but I think they are always the prettiest!! Great job!

    I hope you'll come over to The DIY Dreamer and share it :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-4.html

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  13. how do you get the burlap to not have that burlappy smell? i tried airing it out. i also tried febreeze. any helpful hints?

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  14. The look of the burlap is perfect! The addition of the trim just gives it a little splash of color and they look great in your room:)

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  15. love love love love them!! SO? the bottom is NOT a ruffle JUST the trim added???? looks like you have a cute ruffle added to the bottom edge! just DARLING! i just moved to ALASKS from Texas and this is JUST what i need for our playroom off the kitchen!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Neat idea! I may have to think about making burlap curtains for my Texas Guest Room. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Absolutely love the trim on the curtains!!!!

    Jacque @theDIYvillage.com

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!!!
    Meegan
    whatmeeganmakes.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow, I can't believe I am just now finding your blog...I love it. I am now a GFC and LF follower. I have 27 windows to cover in our new house, and I would like to get something done before we move...thanks for helping. I would love for you to stop by bleak2unique.com and follow back, so we can stay connected. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  21. This such a creative idea.

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  22. I love this! A wonderful mix of easy and beautiful! Have a wonderful day!

    Marilyn

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  23. Love these! Thanks so much for the idea of the trim. I'm wanting to do burlap in our master bedroom. :)
    Just found your blog, and will be back.

    Blessings,
    Kris@Ourthriftynestof7

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  24. Looks awesome!

    Hope you'll link up to my link party!
    Mauvin' Monday Link Party

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  25. These are fun! I love using the curtain clips! makes hanging, sewing curtains so easy. I like the look of the burlap with the orange!

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  26. Love your burlap curtains!!! I would love it if you would link up at my party going on now! (It's my first one!!!)

    Jill :)
    www.jillifyit.com

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  27. How do you attach the rings to the curtain?

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  28. SO SUPER EASY! Just put the rings through the rod, then attach your curtain to the clips! It doesn't get any better than that!!

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  29. You did a beautiful job, both with the curtains and with the tutorial.

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  30. They are so nice! I love the tutorial and I'm definitely pinning this for future reference. Your newest follower! ~ Megan

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  31. I love this idea. I'm always changing my curtains and I love burlap so I'm going to have to try this. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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  32. Are you kidding??? These are awesome!! How long did the smell last? I love burlap but, the smell! I'm your newest follower and I'd love it if you followed back. I would love it if you linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/03/showoff-saturday-4.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  33. Another fabulous way to use burlap - love that stuff!!! I would love for you to come by and link up to my Creative Inspirations party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  34. So pretty Holly! Love the bulap and I am quite an orange girl! Thank you for linking up with us!

    Bonnie ;)

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  35. gorgeous i love burlap, it would be great if you could link this up to my party at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunday-show-off-linky-party-4.html

    thankyou enjoy the rest of your weekend xxx

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  36. These are so cute! My Mom has something like this in her house..check out her blog over at Townandcountryliving.blogspot.com! Found your post over at Twigg studios! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog~!

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  37. So sweet and simple! I will definitely have to have a go at making some. Thanks for sharing :) I'm your newest follower btw....I'd love if you could come over and check out my blog too :)
    Cas x

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  38. Adorable! I miss my sewing machine so much! I love that everyone is doing the cutest curtains! Great job!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  39. I adore this project!! I love burlap, I love pom trim...and I love easy. So, yeah, I'm totally sold! :)

    I'll be featuring you on Wednesday! Thanks so much for linking up!!

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  40. I love it. I love it I love it!

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  41. Maybe even I could do this!!
    So glad you joined our Cinch party!
    Kelly

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  42. I love your burlap curtains! How perfect are they! Thanks for making me smile and linking to our party!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  43. I just adore your curtains ... and I knew you couldn't just go plain burlap. They needed splash of color and your addition of orange pom trim is perfect.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the party!

    :)

    Linda

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  44. You know I love these...Thanks so much for linking up to our party!
    Karah

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  45. This is so great my husband and I were just brain storming on curtains for our ( in progress ) sunroom that we put old barn wood on the walls. We decided on burlap. Thanks for the how to. :) so excited

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  46. Been considering making these, but needed to "see" them...thanks for the visual!

    By the way...following!

    DGInnovations.blogspot.com

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  47. I dont have a sewing machine do you think the no sew tape would work on burlap? and the rings how do you atttach them?

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    1. It's certainly worth a try! Again, burlap is cheap...so it wouldn't be the end of the world if it didn't! Also- they sell rings with clips on them. You simply clip the burlap on and put the rod through the rings! Easy as pie!

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  48. I have a really silly question. Where did you find the burlap? The burlap I have is much more "holy" and not as "tightly stitched" if that makes any sense. What you have almost looks like fabric compared to what I have.

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    1. I believe I purchased the burlap from Hobby Lobby...but I'm sure any fabric store sells it...could have just been batch you bought...but if the holes aren't too terribly large, it might actually be quite attractive! Hope this helps!! Thanks for stopping in!

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  49. Love the curtains! What size pom pom trim did you use?

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    1. Standard. But I really think any size would be cute!! I hadn't even thought about that, in fact. I bet bigger ones would be to die for!

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  50. I bought the burlap to make the curtains, how do you treat it so the fuzz don't go everywhere, someone told me to use fabric starch outside first. what did you do if anything?

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    1. I actually didn't do anything. I do see occasional fuzz...so maybe the fabric starch would work well! Let me know how it does!! Thanks for the tip!

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  59. I LOVE these however I have not had much luck with sewing. If I buy the supplies pay to send it to you and pay you to do it and pay for postage back do we have a deal? Lorie.ann73@yahoo.com
    Thanks,
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  60. I'be made burlap curtains recently and after hanging them up I had to take them down cause of the awful smell when the sun hit them. Any way to 'cure' the material without having to ruin the fabric?

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  63. @Gabriella-
    I was wondering the same thing. I've heard that the burlap does not lose it's smell over time. It lessens, but you can smell it on warm days. I love this look, too. But I'm sensitive to smells and I think it would bother me. You could just make it with another loose weave fabric, such as a cotton. It wouldn't be as cheap, but the process is the same.
    I was curious about burlap and if it's flame retardant, because it seems like it might be pretty flammable. I couldn't find a website about that, but I'd definitely need to find that out before putting yards and yards of it up on my windows.

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  65. You can wash burlap. just put it in a mesh laundry bag. I use scented laundry ammonia added to my regular detergent, fabric softener (like downy), cold wash & rinse. Remove from bag, give a good shake to flatten out wrinkles, and hang dry in a well ventilated area (or outside). take it down and give it a little shake to work out stiffness, & voila! It comes out fresh, softer, and good as new!

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