I've had the supplies to make curtains for our porch for months - but they've been sitting around unfinished.
When we were planning our porch, a friend suggested some kind of canvas curtains for keeping the pollen down, and on rainy days for still being able to use the porch. We also love them for shading the sun when it shines directly in one side of the porch.
So, I began searching for some options and found this great idea for using canvas drop cloths to make curtains. Much cheaper than Pottery Barn and even cheaper than buying the fabric and making the curtains from scratch.
I bought 12' x 15' drop cloths and cut them in half to make two curtains. My Dad helped me hang up the clips and cable. Because these were drop cloths, I only had to sew one seam on each curtain where I had cut the cloths in half.
These have made our porch feel so much more like a living space and homelike. Plus, we love the practicality of using them!