DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Home Projects How to Make a Café Curtain Out of Tea Towels After a few snips and stitches, you'll see tea towels in a whole new light. 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 Published on February 24, 2022 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Dane Tashima If your hunt for a window treatment to fit a tricky space has you ready to throw in the towel, try sewing several together instead. That's how we created this chic and simple café curtain. Cut an assortment of same-size dishcloths (we used semi-sheer linen ones) up the middle, and hem the raw edges; then mix and match the panels, alternating prints and colors. When you find a combo that works, stitch the sections together and attach the finished curtain to a simple rod for a custom creation that's easy—and breezy. Styling by Lorna Aragon; Illustrations by Brown Bird Design What You'll Need Materials Tea towels (Fog Linen Work Kitchen Cloths in Jenn, Stanley, and Grey Thin White Stripe) Tension rod (Umbra Chroma Drapery Tension Rod in Nickel) Clip rings (Rejuvenation Café Pinch Rings in Polished Nickel) Instructions Illustration by Brown Bird Design Measure the height and width of the window to determine how many towels you'll need. Cut each towel in half lengthwise. Fold over the raw edges 1/2 inch; hem. Illustration by Brown Bird Design Lay the panels out on a flat surface to test designs. Pin them in the configuration you choose, and sew them together along the long edges. Illustration by Brown Bird Design Secure the rod to the window frame. Add clip rings along the top of the curtain and attach.