I was on Pinterest a couple of days ago and ran across a lovely picture of a dining room window outfitted with curtains made from a tablecloth. Anne at Hello Newman’s! is sharing her tutorial about how to “make” these no-sew beauties.
Before you go to her site, here are a few tips.
- Measure the length you need for your window height before shopping. The higher you can hang these above your window, the larger your room looks. “Standard” panels for a single window are about 48″ wide, so that’s pretty close to the width you need to find. Wider is better, less is not.
- If your print is large, check for a center focal point that will “show”. If adjusting the width, remember to adjust some on each side, rather than the whole amount on one side.
- If the tablecloth is light weight, you may want to attach curtain weights at the bottom corners. It will give it the weight it needs to “behave”. Weights are cheap (about $2) and can be found at your local fabric shop. They come covered with a fabric “flap” that is easy to attach, even with a pin. (Or, you can sew it on, and that’s neater but it blows the whole no-sew thing – your choice.)
- Mount your rod on your wall after you prepare the tablecloth and attach the rings. Lay the curtains out on the floor and measure from ring top to bottom edge of the curtain. That’s where you want the top of your rod to be when you mount it.
Have fun finding a lovely tablecloth for your curtain project. Head on over to Hello Newman’s! and see how Anne made these Tablecloth Curtains.