I cannot resist the sale tables at my favorite stores in January. To make room for new items, stores reduce prices on last year’s bedding, tablecloths, and curtain panels. Sometimes I will buy these things just for the fabric. While organizing my sewing shack, I fell in love again with the curtains I made out of two $10 coverlets from Urban Outfitters. I was lucky to find two of the same and in just the right tones to go with the colors in my shop.
Using the same method as did for making the canvas industrial curtains, I cut to the panels to the length I needed (deducting the measurement of the ring and rod and adding a seam allowance) and sewed on twill tape loops for hanging. Clip rings may also be used, and I would have used them instead of bead chain, but I had a ton of bead chains from a box of fabric samples. I don’t like throwing things away, so this was a very good use for the chains.
I love the look of industrial hardware, and fence posts are inexpensive, easy to cut and cap, and are rigid enough to hold the weight of curtains. To hang the curtains above the glass garage door, I found strange metal pieces and pipe straps in the hardware store that worked perfectly to attach to the door frame and to hold the galvanized fence post in place.
Follow this curtain tutorial or simply hem and use clip rings to hang your own custom curtains.