Monday, June 22, 2015

Replacing Closet Doors With Curtains Made From Bedsheets

Replace closet doors with curtains sewn from bed sheets.

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.


A casing is sewn into twin bed sheets to create curtains that replace sliding closet doors.
Ric Rac trim sewn onto bedsheets that replaced closet doors.
Shower curtain rod used to hang bed sheet curtains in place of sliding closet doors.


For those interested, I've written a quick tutorial for making closet curtains out of bed sheets.

Materials
  • 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

Instructions
Simple tutorial for sewing curtains from bed sheets.

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!

3 comments :

  1. Great idea! I've used flat sheets for sewing projects a lot, and I'm usually very satisfied with the results. If I had a good place to store the doors, I would love to do this in my craft room.....there is always a "no man's land" right in that center section!

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  2. 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. NYC sliding closet doors

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  3. Use electrical conduit as your curtain rod (10ft piece for under $3 - cut free at Home Depot/Lowes) and plastic closet rod holders ($1.50 per set - closet section of home improvement stores). Much cheaper than a tension rod and you don't have to worry about it coming lose

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