This is my first time taking part in WFMW .
Back when I did not have a lot of money, wait I still do not have any money. I wanted to replace the curtains in my living room and kitchen/dining area of my poorman's palace. I loved my house by the way except it was located in a "community" (nice word for trailer park).
I recruited my mom to help me. She knows how to run a sewing machine really well. She had a brilliant idea because of the amount of fabric I would need it would have cost me more than I had to spare at the time. The flat sheet! They are sold separately and cost less than 10 dollars depending on thread count and brand. I think I bought two or three for eight dollars each if I can remember that long ago (atleast 4-1/2 years). I picked navy and my mom made me five valances and two panels. Not too shabby. Plus no one knew they were bed sheets.
Now my "new" bedroom desperately needs curtains. I have the curtain rods up and mini blinds, but they need a little color. I'm thinking of looking through the stash of sheets I already have and pulling out a top sheet or two. I'm also thinking of mixing and matching up depending on the style of curtain I make. I have a single window that will get a valance or sweeping panel to the side for it. Then I have a double window that needs more than a valance. Maybe cafe style curtains even though that does not seem very bedroomy does it? Otherwise I could make a valance to match the singe window then panels in a different color/pattern to match. I would really like to be able to do this without buying any new sheets or fabric.
It worked for me once and hopefully it will work again!