DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Home Projects How to Make Sheer Canopy Bed Curtains This serene cabana can be all yours, all summer. Just cut panels of fluttery Indian cotton, hem the top and bottom edges, and stitch on twill tape for ties. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on July 9, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: LENNART WEIBULL Learn how to make canopy bed curtains; once you have the steps down, this serene cabana can be all yours, all summer. For more ideas, scroll through our collection of sewing projects for the home. What You'll Need Materials Measuring tape Sheer cotton fabric (approximately 5 yards for a twin bed) (B&J Fabrics Indian-Cotton Sheer Stripe #74564669, 44" wide) Clothing iron Sewing machine and supplies Twill tape, 3/4 inch wide (Purl Soho Cotton Twill Tape, 3/4", $1.25 a yd.) Ceiling-mounted brackets (optional) (Umbra Metal Ceiling-Mounted Brackets, in Black) Instructions Measure the distance between the floor and the top bar of the bed, or the ceiling if using brackets. Add two inches (to allow for top and bottom hems), and cut two panels of fabric to that length. (Cut edges will be the top and bottom; selvage edges, the sides.) Fold top edge of one panel under by 1/2 inch; press with iron. Fold under by 1/2 inch again, pin, and stitch across. Repeat for bottom hem and remaining panel. Cut five 18-inch pieces of twill tape. Fold each in half, to nine-inch lengths, and pin at folds to top edge of fabric at both ends and at one-quarter, center, and three-quarters points. Stitch twill tape in place. Repeat to add ties to remaining panel. If using ceiling-mounted brackets, install per manufacturer instructions. Tie panels onto top bar of bed or curtain rod.