|Speaking of sweet faces, how could I not post this picture of my sweet but unhappy boy as I'm trying to take pics of the breakfast room?! The saddest photobomb ever.|
Take the top of the sheet, where you should already have a nice cuff, where it would lay at the top of your bed, and fold it over itself. Sew along the edge to create the pocket that your curtain rod will go through. Repeat on the second sheet.
|I should've ironed better, huh?! Ooops...|
***In may case, the window I made the curtains for is very tall, so I didn't need to hem the length of the sheet. I just used the entire length of the sheet, and they pool just slightly on the floor below. But if you have a shorter window, you'll need to measure the length of the window, and add about three and a half inches (three inches for the pocket at the top where the rod will go through and be mounted to the wall above the window, and an extra half an inch for hem seam allowance). Take that measurement, and measure from the top of the pocket down the length of your sheet, and cut across (remember to measure twice and cut once!). On the cut end, fold up 1/4" and press. Then fold over another 1/4" and press again, so you have a finished edge. Sew in place, and your curtains are hemmed! Luckily, I didn't have to add this step when I made mine. :)***
If you were not adding trim to the curtains, you'd be done with your super simple bedsheet curtain panels (you can also use rectangular tablecloths to make simple panels)! But, we want to add some cute pom pom trim, so we continue on.
Pin your trim to the backside of your sheet (or you can not pin it in place if you're pretty confident with your abilities, or if you're just lazy like me), with the ribbon side to the inside, and the pom pom balls right over the edge of the sheet. Make sure that you end your trim before you get to the pocket at the top, where your curtain rod will go. You don't want to sew the pocket shut!
Sew your trim to the edge of the sheet, using your zipper foot on your sewing machine. You can use your regular foot if you don't have a zipper foot, but using a zipper foot allows you to get much closer to the trim so you can make sure your stitches catch both the trim and the sheet, and the trim has better placement (in the pictures, I am actually using my regular foot because my zipper foot is currently MIA :/). Repeat with second sheet. Make sure you sew the trim onto the left edge of one sheet and the right edge of the other, so that when you put the panels on the curtain rod, that the trim is on the edges that are facing each other in the middle.
Once the pom pom trim is sewn on, you're done!! Put a curtain rod through the pockets at the top of each sheet, making sure the trimmed edges are facing each other in the middle, and hang 'em up! I already had a silver curtain rod that I wasn't using, so the grand total of the curtains for me was $17- $5 per flat sheet, and $7 for the pom pom trim. Not too bad!