I love simple curtains and I have to admit, even after all these years, I still have a crush on them. And here's the good part: I made them out of vintage sheets. It's true.
I LOVE good cotton sheets (vintage) that have that sturdy, yet soft feel. And whenever I find them at estate sales, I buy them because they're good for so many projects. For my home and style, the twin sized sheets are the perfect length for my windows. And exactly right for my sliding glass doors too. I use them in my kitchen, living room, and master bedroom.
To make, I just sew ribbon tabs to the top of the sheets, and hang. Whenever they need to be cleaned, I can just throw them in the washer, and they're as good as new. And since they're white, the best way to perk them up if they're a bit yellow-ish when I purchase them, is to give them a quick soak in Rit Color Remover. It turns them perfectly crispy white.
And honestly, it doesn't have to be limited to sheets. I've found darling blankets that I've turned into curtains for the boys rooms too. And colorful, patterned sheets are great as well. But best of all, they're so easy and inexpensive too.