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White Pillowcase Curtains Straight From The Package

Pillowcase Curtains. Quick and Inexpensive

I know this isn’t my usual kind of post but I thought this idea was genius, so had to share……pillowcase curtains straight out of the package. I come up with a good idea here and there.
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Easy Pillowcase Curtains

This post is for those of you….like me…. who don’t have standard size windows in their home. That would be older homes like mine, that was built in 1965!

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The window in our tiny master bath measures 36” high x 26” wide. Not a standard size. I purchased the Better Homes and Gardens king size pillowcases at Wal-Mart. I found some curtain clips from the thrift store in my workshop. If you don’t have any extra clips hanging around you can pick some up at any department store.


I attached the clips to the pillowcases and hung them on a rod. The size was just right. The rod is not a designer one for sure. Maybe I will pick up a heavier rod soon.

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crisp white pillowcase curtains

I even think the hem at the bottom with the decorative open stitching is cute.

Another easy and fun project that can be implemented in so many ways is how to use fun adhesive drawer liner…..but not in your drawers. If you liked this post see how I updated my kitchen cabinets just by using adhesive drawer liner! 

So what do ya’ll think…dumb redneck idea ( I am from Arkansas)….or great diy? Please leave a comment below….good….bad…indifferent….I read them all.

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Kathy
Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. SO cute! Can’t believe how perfectly they fit! I wish I had a window in one of my bathrooms so I could do this”. I also live in Arkansas, will you have a set up at the Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market? I’ve never been before and I can’t wait! Hope to see you there!

  2. I have used pillow cases and shams for many ideas. But have not thought of this one. How great.. I find wonderful old pillow cases and shams at second hand stores. I will be using your wonderful idea tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your Pillow Case idea.

  3. They were inexpensive ones from Walmart or they may have been some I picked up at the thrift store. You can also buy fancy ones. A lot of it depends on the size of your rod.

  4. I am thinking of something like this for my new Rustic Garden Shed, It just may work. What clips did yo use? Great idea

  5. Great idea. Have used tea towels in the kitchen for a valance. I’m going to try using my grandmother’s hand embroidered pillowcases I’m in my 1930s home. Such a great idea and no cutting the pillowcases incase I want to use them after or get in trouble for using grandmother’s!

  6. Super great idea! I will be doing this very soon maybe with some cases that have lace at the ends. Thanks for the idea!

  7. I’ve used crisp cotton dish towels with clips for cafe length but never thought of pillow cases. Great idea! Will do this. Thanks!

  8. I think your idea is charming. I love it! We are building a new house and need window treatments and I am going to try this. Good for you!!!

  9. This is so great! I just saw a similar idea using fabric napkins, but realized they’d be a little smaller than I need. These will be perfect! So excited, thank you!

  10. I own an old house built in the early 1900’s and I have had no curtain on my tiny bathroom window for months now but thanks to your brilliant idea my window shall not be “exposed” for much longer – THANK YOU!!!

  11. I wish I’d thought of that – maybe my guest bath wouldn’t be so bare, will remedy immediately, thank you for the idea!

  12. Have been doing this for almost 35 years ! I have used sheets as well !
    I love finding little used antique pillow cases , they r my favorite !

  13. I used pillow shams to make a valance, I sewed them together and in the center I attached this stuff that has a string in the center that you can pull and it gathers up (sorry I know there is an official name for it) Looks great!!!!!

  14. Thanks for a great idea for our son who is just starting out in his first apartment! Window treatments are sooo expensive.

  15. Great idea. So simple. I have thought about sheets for curtains, but not pillowcases. I have used towels and washcloths.

  16. haha. I’m glad you liked the project! I’ve also tried towels, shower curtains….this worked perfectly for the size of my window.

  17. I think it is brilliant, we have a short window in our bathrooms so I use hand towels to match our bath towels.

  18. Such a great idea to use the clips! Sheets are terrific for decorating – I’ve been using them since 1980, especially in my sons rooms. So easy – & economical – to have Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, etc. on the walls & windows!

  19. Love it! Doing it! I’ve also “recovered” my outdoor chair pads with king size pillow cases. Perfect size, just take them out of the package and slip them on. Nice to change up the porch decor more often!

  20. I love this idea. Sorry I’m not clever enough to think of things like this. I’m definitely doing this.

  21. Awesome idea!i have a sister in law who used twin bed sheets when her daughters were younger, to make comforters! She would put batting in between the two layers of sheets and sew them together, and then sew a pattern through both thicknesses so the wouldn’t bunch up whe washed!

  22. yep, the rod does need improvement. It’s what was up there with the valance I was using. Thanks for the comment!

  23. Adorable! My bathroom window is getting new curtains! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  24. it’s a great idea! thank you for the idea, i have an odd-size window in our guest bath & guess what i’m gonna do? yep go buy us a pair of pillowcases…

  25. Always a great idea. : ) Very practical.

    For years I’ve been making “drapes” out of sheets. Patterns, solids …. any. Haven’t tried decorating with cases though. Would be wonderful for cafe curtains if those are fashionable today.

    Linens are so pricey. One can always go to a discount store. Going to a new set of drapes for dining room w/pure linen (blush) (4) double-flats. They are going to be really pretty.

  26. Great Idea!! If you needed a pop of color you could sew (or glue if like me, sewing challenged)some fun ball trim on the bottom or top.