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Super Simple Curtain

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This instructable will tell you how to make a really simple curtain from any old peice of fabric you have lying around.

I made one of these curtains for my secret den because I am poor and cannot afford to buy curtains, although not rich in currency I am rich in junk and creativity ;) additionally these curtains are great for places where you can't put up a proper curtain rail.

You will need:
Fabric (the size of the hole you intend to cover or bigger)
String
Screws ( x2 )
Screwdriver


Optional but usefull extras:
Eyelets and eyelet pliers
Swiss army knife
and/or other cutting impliments
 
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Step 1: Make holes in fabric

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First make some holes along the top of your fabric destined to become a curtain with your screwdriver. That's right, no fancy tools needed, just push your screwdriver through the fabric! If it's too thick then you may need your swiss army knife or some scissors to cut the holes.
I advise you make the holes about 10cm / 4inches apart, but you can make as many or as few as you want.

Step 2: Optional: add eyelets

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Now is the point where you'd add eyelets to the holes if you have eyelets. This just makes the curtain move alot smoother and stops the holes from fraying.

(For those who don't know what eyelets are)

Step 3: String

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Now to make the string-rail. This is what the curtain will be hung on.

To make it, cut some string to a length that is longer than the curtain and tie a loop in one end of the string. You can tie it any way you please but I find that the most sturdy way is to fold the string over so it is doubled up, then tie that in a knot leaving a small loop (pictured below)
sherms6672 years ago
Thank you. I have an apartment with a window 25 feet wide in my bedroom. I couldn't put up a curtain rod because the windows are flush with the walls. I didn't know what to do besides tack up a sheet. This is wonderful.
JingleJoe (author)  sherms6672 years ago
Holy fhtagn , this tutorial acctually helped you!? fantastic :D I thought I was pretty much pointless and lost to obscurity :)
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