I have several bolts of cotton/polyester and vinyl material that I purchased at auction from Repurposed Materials. I had in mind that I would sew window quilts because the house originally had them as extra window insulation. I also wanted to have plenty of material to sew outdoor cushions and to cover the dining room chairs, etc. Believe me I have more than enough!
We are having guests next week and now that the master bedroom is set up, I am going to have them stay there. However the bedroom does not yet have a door and the room faces the street and I thought they might be self conscious to sleep without privacy. I decided to use the material I have to make a few curtains. I started with some rough burlap like material, but I was not too fond of the flaws in the weave. It is a cool material just not for curtains. I put a piece over an outdoor chair and found it is waterproof!
I switched to a roll labeled pack cloth. From the way this material behaves I believe it has a lot of cotton in it. It is a heavy shirting type of material in a bright white and I think it made really nice weight curtains. I have a relatively new sewing machine, a Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. It is a very nice machine and has several stitches to choose from. I even experimented with some of the decorative stitches but the curtains seem too large to decorate with the small stitches. With the family room furniture in place, I was able to use the new table as a sewing table.
Basically I wanted something simple that I could hang from shower rods. I bought some snap together cut out rings for the window curtains.
I had some clip on rings that I used for the outside door curtain. I just hung this one from four small brads nailed into the trim above the window pane.
I bought more rings to hang a curtain at the interior door to the bedroom too. One of the hardest parts was ironing all that cotton! It required a hot steam iron and elbow grease.
The material is 56″ wide so one width worked fine for this doorway.
The rings allow the curtains to open and close quite easily.
I will add a curtain to the family room bathroom too. That makes it easier for guests to use.