Burlap Curtains

What do you think of burlap curtains? Our front two windows have double curtain rods, but I’m so not into polyester sheers. The ceilings are on the high side, so we’d be looking at 8.5 feet of curtains to graze the floor, and I’m not finding many options below $100 per window since you have to buy each curtain & sheer by the panel (the burlap curtains above, btw, are Pottery Barn and are $80 per panel). I’m not sure that the burlap you buy for $1.50 a yard is the same quality as what pottery barn uses, and I can’t believe I’m considering sewing my curtains (so boring & time consuming) but we have plenty of other windows that we’ll be buying blinds for and it’s going to add up! I think for the “sheers” I’ll use cotton gauze – a little more expensive at $3.85 a yard, but better than polyester and it’ll add a little texture. It should be a nice, casual look overall.

Or should I just use these used potato sacks? (Kidding, kind of).

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3 thoughts on “Burlap Curtains

  1. I just finished sewing nine ENORMOUS (84″ long) curtains for our house. I was going for plain and casual like you, and ended up using curtain lining fabric (cotton/poly blend with a nice hand) from the fabric store. I was really happy with the choice– the curtains are breezy and carefree, and inexpensive to make at just under $10 per window. It’s a boring project, but… think of how long you’ll be using those curtains for!

  2. I once made a dust ruffle from burlap… the trick with the burlap you buy at Joanns or such is wash it first! Yep and dry it .. Then make your drapes! It hangs much softer and it gets rid of the smell too!

    • I really like the idea of Burlap!! I made simple curtains for my last house, and at the time thought it was boring sewing but afterwards I’d look at the curtains and feel proud of my handy work. It’s like a nice gift for your house.

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