Ok, so when we bought our house, one of the first things we had to do was get blinds for all of the windows. We purposefully didn't get any kind of window treatment for the sliding glass doors in our kitchen at that time, because I didn't want the sliding blinds that we had in our last house (I don't really care for them even though I understand their practicality). That meant that if we were in our kitchen at night and the lights were on, all of our neighbors could see directly into our kitchen, so I had to come up with a solution. I knew I wanted window panels, but they couldn't be regular panels. We use the sliding glass door to take the dog out all the time, so the panels needed to be beautiful but practical.
Then, I had an idea. I had two sets of identical queen size sheets that I used when I lived in my apartment. They were the right color for my kitchen, and I thought that I might be able to sew them into window panels. After pulling them out, I realized that I didn't need to sew them at all, because they already had perfectly good hem lines. I could fold them in half and use a no sew adhesive to create a window panel. That solved half of my problem.
The other half of the problem was the practicality part, but then I found drapery clip rings at Target. Problem solved! The clips slide across a curtain rod with ease, making it extremely practical for our sliding glass door!
Now no one can see in our house at night when the lights are on, and I don’t have to look at ugly sliding blinds! Here’s how I did it……
|The first thing you need to do is iron your sheet. This was the longest part of this entire project. My sheets had been stored for awhile, and they had lots of stubborn wrinkles.|
|Once you get the wrinkles out, fold your sheet in half. It is important that you take the time to make sure you have folded the sheet in half perfectly. Once you fold it in half, begin ironing the fold, so that the fold is nice and crisp.|
|Once both panels are complete, clip on your drapery clip rings to the top of your curtains.|