Help with DIY Curtains?

Help with DIY Curtains?

Aaron Able
Dec 13, 2010

I wanted the Apartment Therapy community to use their collective wisdom to answer this question. I am lucky enough to have a super large bedroom for a New York apartment (16' x 22') with 11' ceilings and I want to section it off into a bedroom section and a seating area. I have been influenced by this Home Hack | How To Hang 30' Of Curtains For $40 and I want to hang some curtains around my bed…

The problem is that I would have to hang about 50' of airplane cable and thus about 50' or more of curtain material. Originally I wanted to use canvas drop clothes as curtains around my bed but given their weight I think it would cause the airplane cable to droop. Since I dont sew — nor have a sewing machine — the next bet would be using king size flat sheets. The problem is I cant find any flat sheets under $20 each. I am trying to keep this project affordable (under $80-100 for fabric). Can anyone who has completed such a large DIY project suggest fabric options or suggest where I can get cheap king size flat sheets?

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