Burlap curtains can be made by the sheets and paper, but if you want to do it with the fabric, it’s a lot easier.
We’ve already covered the basics of making paper curtains in our first tutorial, so we won’t go into details here.
If you want a more sophisticated look, we suggest looking at our paper curtains tutorial.
The basics of burlap curtains are pretty simple: 1.
Cut out sheets of burlac fabric (see the tutorial).
Thread the fabric into two pieces: a rectangle and a long edge.
Thread two of the long edges together in the corner, so that they form a square.
Thread one of the short edges together with a loop.
Thread this long edge down the middle of the fabric rectangle.
Thread a second long edge, and a short edge, into the corner.
Thread that same long edge into the square.
Thread your ends through the loops, making a “T” shape.
Thread another long edge and a small edge into this small “T”.
Thread each of these ends through a loop, making another “T.”
Thread all of these pieces together, and you’re done.
This makes 12 burlap cords.
We also recommend making the fabric a little bit wider than the sheet, to help the fabric stand up and stay put when you’re wrapping the curtain around your body.
This will give you a bit more fabric to hang up the curtains and protect your skin from the outside.
If this seems like a lot of fabric, we highly recommend using a little more fabric for this, as it will add a bit of height and strength.
It’s not necessary to use a large amount of fabric for all of your curtains, though.
We suggest making a few small pieces, one for each corner, and using them to make your own small curtains.
We’re also going to make our own paper curtain.
If your curtains are going to be hanging on the wall, you may want to make a separate sheet of fabric to hold them.
Sew your curtain together with two pieces of paper.
Cut a long corner out of each piece of paper, about 1/4″ wide.
3: Thread a small piece of fabric around the long edge of the paper, so you have two lines running through it. 4: Thread another piece of the same fabric across the long corner.
5: Thread the folded edge of one of these two pieces, along the long diagonal line, into a long piece of burlar.
6: Thread all three pieces together through a long loop.
7: Thread two long edges into the corners of the curtain.
8: Thread these two long ends into the folds of the sheet of burac fabric.
9: Thread both long edges down the center of the burlap curtain, making an “X” shape and then thread a small hook through the center.
10: Thread an even length of long edge from the edge of each folded corner to the long line running through the corner of the cloth.
11: Thread this end through a small loop at the top of the fold, through the top corner of your curtain, and then through the fold again.
12: Thread one piece of long edges along the top and bottom of the folded curtain, so they meet at the fold.
13: Thread your long edge through the other folded edge, along each folded edge.
14: Thread it through the loop, through both loops, and down the long vertical line.
15: Threading these pieces of burlp together, you have 12 burlap cords.
You can now hang your curtains.
This is a great tutorial to get you started in sewing your own burlap fabric, so make sure to take some time to take the time to read through it all.
We’d love to see your creations!
If you make your fabric using paper, share them with us in the comments!
Have you made your own paper curtains?
We’d really love to hear about them!