Yes, I finally opened the packages of drop cloths and made the curtains. I've only been meaning to do it for a year. It's very easy to do too. I was
very lazy in a hurry so I didn't sew any hems or iron a thing - not even one wrinkle. I know...gasp! All four panels were done and hung in under 30 minutes. The only thing you'll want to make sure you do, is wash and dry your drop cloth first.
So this is what you need:
-A 6x9 canvas drop cloth (or in my case two of them)
I like the regular weight canvas for these because I think they drape better than the heavy weight. They're not as stiff. Cheaper too - bonus!
-drapery clip rings (from Walmart)
- curtain rods
After washing and drying, I immediately took them out of the dryer to avoid too many wrinkles
Lay them out on the floor and fold them in half. Then I cut along the fold. The beauty of drop cloths is that they already have a nice finished edge all the way around so there is no hemming involved - yay!
The cut edge will not have a hem but you can cheat like I did and just fold it over. Then take your handy little drapery clip and clip that baby to hold the fold. Just put that edge along your wall so you don't see it. Clip the cloths with your clip rings (you can fold over any excess fabric if you need to depending on the height of your windows)
Now hang your new linen-like curtains and fluff as desired.
You can buy whatever size drop cloth you need to suit your window size and shape. 6x9 worked for me but yours may be different. Also, feel free to iron them to your liking if you have the time and patience (which sometimes I don't - haha)
Hmmm...after looking at the photos, I need to paint my curtain rods black! They went well with the toile curtains I had, but not these.
Have a great Friday!
xo and God Bless,
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