Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Canvas Dropcloth Curtains

I have seen dropcloth curtains on so many crafty blogs, that I just had to try it!  

I needed new curtains in my kitchen to coordinate with the "new to me" table my sweet husband bought me.  My new table is black and much more formal than my old oak table.  I wanted curtains that would complement the table, but not cost too much.  

I purchased two canvas drop clothes from Home Depot for about $10 each.  They each measured 6'x9' and I was able to make a total of four panels, two for each window!  To make each panel, I figured out the length that I needed and measured and cut accordingly.  Then I measured the width and cut down the center.  To hem the curtains, I simple pressed the hem with an iron and used fabri-tac to hold the hem in place.  You of course can stitch the hem on a sewing machine too, but I was in a rush and didn't want to thread my machine!  

I love the way that they turned out!  They hang beautifully and also block quite a bit of light when they are closed!


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  1. These are a great idea! I like that they're heavy fabric and let a little light in, but not too much. Way to go!

  2. I need an easy and cheap option for curtains for my living room. I have a huge window that needs curtains now that we changed the paint color in the house! I may have to try this idea!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have plans of making curtains and slipcovers for my sofa cushions from those drop cloths. Love your curtains..did you use the ring clips for the tops?

  4. Great idea! I paid alot more for my curtains that look exactly like that!

    I love your blog. I left something for you over at my blog:


  5. Good Afternoon! Happy FF!
    Have a Great Weekend!

    Bridgette Groschen
    Groschen Goblins

  6. Hello I am following from follow friday and wanted to say hello! Stop by and follow me if you like:)

  7. They look great.
    Now following your blog, from FF. Have a wonderful day :)

  8. newest follower, from friday follows. have a great weekend.

  9. These look like really great curtains! I am a new follower from Friday Follow, so glad to have found your blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  10. Neat curtains! I have something very similar I got from IKEA, I still need to hem them though. Great job!! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you'll come back soon.

    P.S. You have a cute family too!

  11. Ok, i am sooo doing that for our loft/family room. I have been wanting to do something different and this is exactly what I want to do. Thanks for sharing.

    Mela :0)

  12. After my own heart!! I love learning of new ways to decorate without spending much money!! Your curtains look fab!! Thanks for linking up!!

  13. Stopping by from NFFRiday. I really want to make these for our new house. What did you use on the top to attach them to the rod and how did you do it? I am not much of a sewer but I have made curtains before. I just have always made a spot to thread the rod through, but I want to make some like yours. Stop by my blog if you have a min and follow if you'd like.



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