Cheap and Easy Curtains

I made the easiest curtains ever for Lula’s room.  I just had to share the tutorial.  Enjoy!!

 Everyone who tells me they can’t sew things like curtains needs to make these, there is barely any sewing required! They probably cost under $10 total, which is also a big plus!

Here is what you need:
1 twin flat sheet (if you get them from Walmart they are only $5 and come in lots of colors!)
6 yards of ball fringe (optional…you could make plain curtains without the frills)
Sewing machine
First, you  need to cut the sheet in half length-wise.  I chose to rip it. Yes, ripping fabric is actually a great way if you have a large piece. It also guarantees to be perfectly straight because it tears right along the weave of the fabric.  Just fold it in half, cut through any seams and then rip away!
Then, you need to fold over the ripped edge (about 1/4 inch) and iron.
Fold again 1/4 inch and iron.
Sew along the folded edge.
Now, you need to make the top part of the curtain casing for the curtain rod.  I did the bottom of the sheet (the smaller already sewn seam) and just folded it over about 2 inches and ironed.
Now, just sew along, close to the open edge to create a casing for the curtain rod. Of course you will do all of these steps to both curtain pieces.
Now, pin on the ball fringe on the outside of the curtain edges and sew down.  
And you are done!! 
They look so cute with some coordinating tie backs:

To learn how to make these equally simple tie backs, here is my tutorial

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