Vintage Sheet Curtains from Jeanetics
My living room curtains were feeling very heavy and wintery. I wanted something a bit more airy to reflect the bright summer days happening out of doors.
With plans on moving in a year I really didn't want to spend a lot of money on fabric for something that might not work in the next house we live. And to tell the truth--I wasn't really interested in spending time to sew something because I'd rather spend my time on my quilts right now.
I found my answer in a thrift store sheet. (It fit my parameters and was an eco-friendly option as a bonus.) I have two windows so I took a queen-sized sheet and cut it right down the middle lengthwise. The proportions may have been a little better for cutting it width-wise, but I liked the vine pattern better going in the up and down direction.
Also by cutting it in half length-wise It already hat this great folded-over edging on the top and bottom.
Perfect for running a curtain rod through.
(Though my rods are a bit formal for these curtains--it's ok.)
I honestly didn't bother to even hem the edge I cut (ripped actually). I can always go back and do it on a day when I have more than 5 seconds to work on it. But meanwhile I have a new set of summery muslin curtains That only cost me $2.25 for the pair and required zero sewing. (And as a bonus were friendly on the environment.)