How to make curtains using burlap is probably the easiest and most inexpensive way to decorate a room especially if you have a lot of windows. Our family room has 10 large over sized windows and needless to say, purchasing drapery, custom or not, would have cost a pretty penny. I decided to purchase burlap in natural color and if you know anything about burlap, it’s cheap! I had a coupon for Michael’s for 50% off so I paid a $1.50 per yard. I used 3 1/2 yards per panel. Click the arrow (top right) to move through the tutorial by step.