Recently, I found these pictures on my computer and realized I never did a post on this. I made the no sew curtains in my family room from some fabric that I fell in love with. It really is easy to make your own curtains.
I only have 1 double window in this room, so I needed to make 2 panels. My curtains needed to be approx 80″ long by 56″ W, so I ordered 6 yards of the fabric. Three yards for each panel, with some to spare. I laid the fabric out on the floor, and cut it in half. Forgive the low quality iphone picture.
The width of the fabric was 54″ which was fine for one panel. Next, I wanted to make a hem on the side that was uneven. So I used a ruler and a pencil to make a perfectly straight line down the entire length of the panel. Then I folded it over along that line and ironed it to get a nice flat crease.
Next I got out my Heat n Bond.
I placed that along the crease and ironed it down. Then you peel off the paper part, fold over the flap and iron again.
For the other side of the panel, I really liked the unfinished edges as they were, so I left them as is.
At this point, before hemming the bottom, I hung the curtains. What makes this easy, is using the O-Rings with clips to hang them on the curtain rod. Then you don’t need to worry about sewing a flap for the curtain rod to go through.
I wanted them hung before hemming the bottom so that I could get them to end exactly where I wanted them. I wanted them to just kiss the floor. Once they were hung, I used the pencil and ruler again to draw a line exactly where I wanted them to end. After I had the exact length drawn on, I took them down and repeated the same process I used to hem the side.
Making your own no sew curtains is a great way to get a customized look, on a budget. Plus you have so many more options as far as color and pattern, fabric choices are unlimited!
You might remember this room from my Updated Family Room tour. I finally replaced those chairs shown above, that were in there temporarily. I picked up a pair of unfinished ladder back chairs at Home Goods. I plan to give them a makeover, so look for that post coming soon. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing!