Does anyone else think sliding closet doors and children do not mix? Around here they certainly did not. Icing smashed fingers and wrestling doors back onto their tracks were a weekly occurrence. I had had enough and decided to replace my daughters' closet doors with curtains.
After researching the price of curtains and realizing that I needed to hem them anyway, I decided to make my own out of twin flat sheets. Twin sheets were the perfect width and the already-hemmed edges made sewing the curtains a snap. It was as simple as sewing a casing for the rod, hemming, and adding a bit of jumbo ric-rac to make them pretty. I purchased white shower curtain rods to hang them.
For those interested, I've written a quick tutorial for making closet curtains out of bed sheets.
- twin flat sheet(s)
- 2 yards of trim per sheet (lace, ribbon, pom-pom fringe, ric-rac, braid, etc.)
- sewing machine and supplies
- shower curtain rod or tension curtain rod that fits door opening
Making my own curtains out of sheets turned out to be a frugal alternative to purchasing them. I spent a total of $12 per closet for the sheets and ric-rac. Can't beat that! Another bonus, they are great for imaginary play. I just spied my kids pretending the closet was a theatre stage!