Who loves a (practically) FREE DIY!? 🙋♀️ If you have some scrap fabric laying around, get out your scissors and let’s do THIS! I’m going to show you how to make DIY rag curtains. What?! I’m serious. People sell these for hundreds of dollars. Seriously. Now I know they aren’t for everyone, but in the right space they will totally work. So I’m showing you how to make DIY Rag Curtains. This was a completely free DIY and I think it looks so cute! My grandma gave me all of this fabric (side note, they smell amazing…just like her house). I always request her scrap fabric because, well, fabric can be pricey and I also like her style.
Jayli’s closet was missing a door. I searched high and low for closet door that was the right size and I didn’t have any luck. The odd thing about this closet door is that it connects to my office. So when I put curtains on it, I didn’t like the way that looked from the other side. With these DIY rag curtains, they look beautiful from the front and the back and either side.
These are perfect for an RV, camper, boutique shop, gypsy decor, hippie style, and eclectic style decor as well. I found inspiration on this on Pinterest, but there were no tutorials so I kinda winged it, but I figured it out! All you will need is some fabrics scraps and something to hang your fabric on (like a curtain rod or a dowel rod) and about an hour of your time.
You’ll want to start by cutting your fabric into 2″ strips. You can vary the length just depending on the certain look you want. I went from about 6″ long to 20″ long.
I put these strips onto a dowel by folding the fabric in half-making sure the ends are even. Then, I looped it around the dowel. I pulled it tightly around the dowel.
Then you want to start attaching the fabric to one another. You want to fold the fabric in half and loop it around the other piece of fabric, just like you did when attaching the fabric to the rod. You’ll want to tie a knot in the bottom of the strip you’re attaching it to so the strips don’t slip off.
When you’re all finished you can trim up the bottom or leave it as-is. You could also add beads, feathers, etc…You can decorate these DIY rag curtains however you’d like and as I mentioned before, they look beautiful from the front and the back so it’s perfect for an entry/walk-through as well. To see the completed look in Jayli’s bedroom, click here.