Bedroom Curtains from a Flat Sheet

I am an over-thinker.

I admit it.

I think and think about things I want to do, but don’t take action because I want it to be perfect.

I’ve already told you that I started this blog to help me be more intentional, to get things done around here, and for goodness sakes, to just make a decision and go for it!

Well, I decided on something:)

Not only did I choose what I wanted to do, I did it!

I finally got curtains hung in the master bedroom!!  Does it matter that it’s been over a year since we moved in? hehe

Curtains using a Flat Sheet - The Regal Cottage









Curtains have always been my nemesis.  I either pin and pin away things that I like, to give me inspiration, but never make it happen, or I know what I want but can’t find it anywhere.  There’s also the fact that curtains are so darn expensive.  Well, the ones I want always are, especially if you want them to be longer than the standard 84″ they sell at most stores.

This is why I learned how to sew and started making my own.  You’ve seen the living room curtains that I made with ticking stripe fabric.  It cost me around $20 to make two panels.  Well, I did even better this time!  I made four panels for about $20 by using flat sheets that I picked up from Walmart!!

Bedroom curtains from a flat sheet - The Regal Cottage








I knew I wanted white curtains, I knew I wanted them to go to the ceiling, and I wanted them to be lightweight but not sheer. I thought a 200 thread- count sheet would be perfect great ( I’m trying to stay away from that word nowadays 😉 )

I had seen many pins about using a flat sheet before, and new it would be quick and easy.  So I whipped them up the other night.

All I did, was use 2 full size flat sheets.  Cut them in half (lengthwise, of course).  Hem the 4 raw edges.  Then I made a pole top by folding over the top about 2 inches.  Here is an example of how I did it.  If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can just use hem tape.  I did that at my last house in my daughters room.  Also, you don’t have to use a full size sheet, you can use a twin.  That would make them even cheaper!  I just wanted mine to be wider when I cut them in half.

Curtains from a Flat Sheet - The Regal Cottage













So what do you think?

I may add a bamboo shade.  I haven’t decided on that yet.  Later on, I may even decide to use curtain rings. But for now, this works.  At least I have something up, right!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing my curtains 🙂






May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.     Psalm 19:14

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