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DIY Burlap Curtains For The Sunroom

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DIY Burlap Curtains
Curtains for the sunroom.You, see our sunroom has 14 windows!
The curtains that were in the house before we moved in were very nice, just NOT MY TASTE whatsoever! Think floral… on top of more floral and puffy!  So I took them down right after after we moved in. Well that was last January, and this is how the windows have looked ever since:


I’ve been trying to come up with an inexpensive and easy way to make curtains for all of these windows.

I got this great idea after seeing Trish from Life to the ‘T’ make beautiful burlap curtains.

These curtains from Ballard Designs were her inspiration:

Ballard Designs

The only problem is they cost $40 – $60 per panel! WOW!

I didn’t need long curtains like the one’s pictured above but I thought this might work well for valances in our sunroom.

DIY Burlap Curtains:

So I ran out and bought $15 worth of burlap at Joann’s. Got home cut some fabric, ironed on some stitch witchery, frayed the ends and voila! Simple, airy, natural, window valances! (and, yes I really should iron them!)

What you need:

  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Burlap – enough for your curtains
  • Stitch Witchery
  • Iron


  • Measure how big of a pocket you need for your curtain rod and fold over the top of your burlap so your rod will fit. ( I needed a 5″ pocket)
  • Cut your burlap to the correct size. I like a little gather in my valances so I added some extra width. I also like a little fringe at the bottom so I added 1 inch for that.
  • My fabric measured approximately 32″ wide x 19 high (with about 5″ folded over for the pocket)
  • Run a length of Stitch Witchery along the seam and iron .
  • Once your seam cools, pull away 3-5 horizontal threads at the bottom of your curtain to add a fringe if you’d like. It can get kind of messy.
  • That’s it – you’ve just made a super simple burlap curtain!

I might add some other details to the curtains later, but for now I have to finish it up, I still have to finish curtains for 9 more windows! Lots of work to do but it was so easy I hope to finish it up today!

I really love this tablecloth from Ballard Designs too. If I have leftover fabric I may have to do a table cloth as well.

I’ve linked up with Skip To My Lou for her weekly “Made By Me” link up. 

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  • Reply
    The Pursuit of Mommyness
    March 9, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Wow…those curtains are so beautifully simple! I love them! Thanks for this post! And thanks for linking to Connect MEme Monday!

  • Reply
    Mediocre Mom
    September 19, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Love this idea! We only have 7 windows in our sun room, but ran into the same problem: didn’t like the curtains we had, but didn’t have the money to dress 7 windows. I may snag this idea!

    • Reply
      September 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      It is so very easy. I wouldn’t say it’s a neat process, which explains why we have YET (yes, it’s been over a year) finished all of our curtains for the sunroom. I’m hoping to finish them up in the next few weeks and post pictures of the updated room. Finally!

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