The 15 Minute Fix: No Sew Vintage Pillowcase Curtains

Happy Wednesday, Friends! It's time for another 15 Minute Fix and today I'm sharing a simple, thrifty project I've added to my craft room...

The 15 Minute Fix

It's no secret how much I adore lovely vintage linens. I've shared several posts on how I repurpose them in my home.  Last summer when I gave my tiny laundry room a much needed makeover, I used a vintage tablecloth as a curtain to beautify plain utility storage shelves.  You can see the laundry room here,  and the tablecloth curtain here.

Vintage tablecloth curtain

As I shared in my last post, I'm in the process of updating my craft room. I often come across sweet orphan vintage pillowcases during my thrifting jaunts. I've picked up quite a few for .25 which inspired me to put them to work in the craft room. Plus, I have a simple tutorial that requires absolutely no sewing!  All you need is a pair of scissors, a spring tension curtain rod and pillowcases--how many will vary according to your specific needs. Below, I used three for a 39" space and as you can see, I prefer the orphaned mismatched look. Of course, matching pairs could be used; either way the cases do need to be the same length. 

Vintage pillowcase curtains

Now the pretty curtains are hiding my not-so-pretty stash of craft frames.  Remember, I'll be sharing specific projects as I update the room with a grand reveal at the end, so you'll see how everything fits together. Ready to see how I made them? 

Vintage pillowcase curtains

All I did was cut the corners off of the closed end of the pillowcase which leaves curved openings as pictured. Start small, it can always be cut deeper, but it only needs to be large enough for the rod to fit through....

Vintage pillowcase curtain tutorial this!

Vintage pillowcase curtains tutorial

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No sew vintage pillowcase curtains

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  1. Great idea, Cecilia. Looking forward to the reveal.

  2. That's beautiful Cecilia! You've achieved the perfect shabby chic look I love. Looks like you just cut sort of a curved tiny swath out of the that right? I don't see the end result of how you cut it exactly. Thanks for the post. I'm enjoying several things here on your blog.

  3. I have SUCH a weakness for vintage pillowcases- pinned!!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  4. Cecilia, I'm in love with your vintage pillowcase curtains and the fact that NO sewing is involved. I have a large open shelf in my craft room that doesn't have a cabinet door. I think the previous owner who built the shelves allowed for a TV in that space. Vintage pillowcase curtains would be the perfect solution. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Love this! I recently picked up a pair of floral (and ruffled!) pillowcases at Salvation Army. I honestly saw them being turned into either a skirt (to wear) or curtains for my daughter's vintage dressing table. Since I'm not a sewer I think it will have to be the table skirt! I love how you mixed the different patterns, so pretty! xoKathleen

  6. that was a great idea for making a curtain out of a pillowcaseso easy for those that don't sell

  7. Very clever Cecilia. They look really pretty too. I have used sheets and tablecloths for curtains, but never thought about using pillowcases.

  8. I'm in love with all the vintage fabrics.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. I also love vintage linen and have orphan pillow cases. Wow, now I know how to hide my books etc on the book case. Pillow cases. Thanks

  10. What a fun way to quickly hide those craft items! Thanks for the inspiration Cecilia :)

  11. I need to look for more vintage pillow cases now. This is such a clever idea and it looks so charming too. Thanks for sharing your quick and easy tutorial with Talk of the Town.

  12. Cecilia, those old pillow cases are so pretty together! I love the way you did this. It's kind of grannified and sweet. In a good way.

    Happy Thoughts of Home ♥

  13. Such a lovely way to feature vintage pillowcase. Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.


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