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Need advice: Best fabric for white cafe curtains.

15 years ago

They're not that common these days, and well made are shockingly expensive for someone with 10 windows in the kitchen and another 6 in the adjacent sitting room. So I want to make my own for the first time in a quarter century and really need advice on what fabric to use.

White, of course. Durable, long-lasting, easy care, and very (re)washable (some will be near the stove). Hangs prettily. Just thick enough to provide some privacy but still allow a nice diffused light through. And not expensive. A magazine article with cafes made of handkerchief-quality linen definitely got my attention briefly (they were nice!), but it's not to be.

A good source would also be very helpful. Thanks very much for any help you can give.

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