ISSUE 93  |  Eastern Europe

DIY: 10 Patchwork Curtains Made from Vintage Linens

October 10, 2013 11:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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Admired recently: floaty, informal curtains made from patched-together linens. It’s enough to make us get out our sewing machines.

Above: A kitchen curtain made from stitched-together tea towels, photo by Polly Wreford.

Above: Yumiko Sekine of Fog Linen created a curtain out of linen remnants, photo via Design Sponge.

Above: A curtain made from solid and gingham linens, via Handmade Home by Mark and Sally Bailey.

Above: A patchwork of vintage linens, via the Textile Trunk.

Above: Heather Shaw of Pi’lo in Toronto patched her doorway curtain: “The crude patches are beautifully highlighted by the light coming through and it makes me happy. Bring on the rips and tears” (spotted on A Simple Life Afloat).

Above: A Korean pojabi-style curtain made from irregularly shaped, stitched-together fabric remnants, photo via Jagoda Architecture.

Above: A Dosa patchwork curtain made from clothing fabric remnants, photo via LA Times.

Above: A curtain made from two stitched-together linen napkins, via Recover Girl.

Above: A curtain made from old handkerchiefs, photo via Dottie Angel.

Above: Patchwork vintage linens from Montmarte’s Sketchbook.

Like the patchwork curtain trend? See page 45 in our forthcoming book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home, for the most beautiful example we’ve seen yet.