The adventure of making something every day for our home is kind of a double edged sword – it makes me really look to see what we need (because I don’t want to waste supplies on projects that end up at Goodwill), but it also makes me see all the imperfections that I ignored for too long. Take this door – this is the room you shall never lay eyes upon. It’s the forbidden clutter room. Yep, it’s where off season storage is, along with abandoned projects, more supplies than you can shake a stick at, and it’s also known as “kitty jail.” When I start pulling out fabric for a day of sewing, the cat has to stay outta my way (don’t worry, he’s not in there long!) The curtain was one of the parts of my house that’s I’ve been ignoring… but not any more.
I used 4 coffee sacks, a Dollar Tree bamboo pole (painted white), a couple of hooks found in the room that shall not be seen, and some screws. I cut open the coffee sacks and trimmed them all to be the same size. My door needed 4 sack fronts plus one back (for the pocket rod on the top).
I stitched together two coffee sacks together, then opened up the inside of the seam with my iron (well, Lala actually did that part), then I ran a stitch down each side of the original stitch. This created a finished seam that lays flat. I’m positive there’s a fancy name for this method – so if you know it please leave a comment 🙂
Once I got the two panels put together, then I stitched the sets of two together again the same way. Next I attached the top piece the same way, then hemmed it all up and created a pocket rod.
A coffee sack curtain is a much, much prettier solution! I may get some ring hooks and clip it up instead of directly on the rod, because I think it will look much better that way… but that’s another day 🙂
I’m really admiring your burlap curtain. It was a very nice solution, and you did a great job. I’ve been thinking about using burlap in our guest bedroom…I might just think more seriously about it now that I’ve seen how you did yours. Thank You!
I’ve been looking for some curtain ideas for my kitchen, and I think this may be it! I’m thinking I may make tiebacks that have coffee beans on them. Or maybe tie backs made out of coffee filters…
Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says
Love it. Now what table and chair is that?? Did you get rid of the couch?? Nosy much?? 🙂
This looks adorable! Love the organic feel of it 🙂
I have 2 burlap sacks and could make this..Thank you for posting..
Great idea, and it looks fabulous.
Okay…project is cute, but can I admit that the thing I am most excited about is that you and I carry the same handbag?!!!! LOL I have that wonderful birdie bag too and I get complimented on it all the time!!! Love it. Hope you do too! 😉 Yep. Weirdo here.
Haley G. says
How cute…I love making curtains! These are geat….I also love your fossil bag hanging on the chair. Love me some Fossil, too.
Well, how cute is that? Love it and you did a nice job with the finishing of it. xo Diana
Lisa Graham Art says
Hello there Gina! Nice to meet you. At least you HAVE a door on your clutter room : )
Great new solution! Your blog is classy!
Your burlap curtains have just the right touch.
Cottage In The Sun says
I love it – it’s perfect – and I think clips would make it even better!
Janette@Janette's Sage says
How clever and it looks great…what fun…good job
beautiful, where can you get the coffee sacks?
Gina Luker says
I found them at a local shop, but I know you can find them easily on Etsy, too.
Do coffe sacks have a stinky scent to them like burlap you can purchase at the store like Hobby Lobby?
Gina Luker says
They do unless you air them out. I spray them down with febreeze and it helps get rid of all the odors.
inda cicelsky says
I think that the it’s called the “French Seam”
Maggie Wimberly says
What type of thread did you use for the seam? Regular, upholstery?
Gina Luker says
Upholstery Maggie 🙂