Making Curtains from a Duvet Cover

I love the tips on making curtains from bed sheets, etc., but I have a beautiful, unused king size duvet cover which I would like to use to make curtains/drapes for my bedroom window. The colour is perfect and matches my lamp shade. Any ideas anyone? Thanks.

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February 22, 20110 found this helpful

I would take it apart at the seams and make sure the pieces are nice and straight like they would be on sheets and go from there.

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February 23, 20110 found this helpful

Thank You. Must give it a go!

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful

Hi there,

1. Give it a good wash before you start doing anything else.

** If the duvet is the same on both sides, then take it apart for sure. Should there be one side that is a lighter fabric, or a fabric that is acceptable to be seen from the street....than perhaps you can use this as is.

2. do your measuring- as the rules say.."measure twice & cut once"

3. an easy way to create curtains without a lot of sewing is to use Curtain clips with rings on the top that feed onto a curtain rod.

OR~

4. buy curtain tape: sew it along the top of your curtain

PULL the strings to whichever thickness you want the drapes to be.

-use drapery hooks in the created pleats, to hang from an appropriate [to match the hooks] curtain rod

OR~

5. sew a pocket along the top, that will encompass the width of the curtain rod IE: 2" etc. and slide the curtain along

* use any pieces of fabric to create curtain tie-backs so you can draw the curtains to the side of the window.

** use other pieces to create pillow covers etc.

Have fun. Great idea to repurpose your duvet cover.

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