After seeing so many posts out there about using drop cloths for curtains,
I decided to jump in and try making some myself!
Now, my kids already think I must be crazy.... so when they saw the drop cloths, they asked me what I was going to paint. I just said, I'm not going to paint anything.... I'm making curtains! I decided to make the curtains while my husband was out of town for a few days. It seems whenever he is going to be gone for awhile, I always start a project to keep me busy (like I'm not busy enough)! Although, it only took me a couple of hours to complete them. When he got home and said how much he liked the new curtains, I told him they were actually drop cloths! Then he asked what I was going to do with the old curtains and I said, I'll probably be using them for drop cloths!
I bought two 6' x 9' packages at Lowe's for about $10.00 each. But, when I got home and opened them, they had a seam across the middle. I knew that would really bother me, so I returned them and went to Home Depot and purchased theirs for the same price.
They were so easy to make! Basically, I just turned the top over for a ruffle and sewed a casing at the top. They are already finished around the edges. I washed them several times first, using hot water. I also added fabric softener and dryer sheets to soften them up. I bleached them a little, as well. They did need a lot of ironing, though! I do like how they turned out and especially like the fact that they are so washable and are a heavier fabric. I don't think they look like drop cloths at all!
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