No Sew Curtains

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Easy No Sew Curtains



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 i-Phone picture.

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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.

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I placed that along the crease and ironed it down.  Then you peel off the paper part, fold over the flap and iron again.

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For the other side of the panel, I really liked the unfinished edges as they were, so I left them as is.

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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.

curtain clips

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.

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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!

small round table

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!

24 thoughts on “No Sew Curtains

  1. I love them! I think I will try making some living room ones out of drop sheets and paint them with some design…probably will be similar to your design color as I love it! Thanks for the great info!

  2. They look great, I wish I would have seen this before I did my last drapes, they seemed to get crooked as I was sewing the hem and although others may not be able to tell, I can. I will remember this for the next time. Thanks.

  3. I love these. I don’t like to sew but it’s hard to find curtains I like at the store. I will definitely try this. Wondering if you ordered the fabric online or at a local fabric store? I also love the floors you have. Someday I will have my floors redone. Thanks for posting.

    1. Thanks, Elaine! I ordered the fabric online at, they have tons of options! Those floors were a bargain, too. On sale for $.99/square foot at Home Depot! They hold up great, I still love them!

  4. Even though I’m trying to improve my sewing skills, these look so awesome I may go back to no-sew! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday this week! #TTTParty

  5. Love this idea! I don’t sew at all and this project gives me hope that I could actually make curtains. I see so many fabrics I like but given the price of having custom draperies made, I just sort of gave up on the notion of having them. I will have to try this, thanks!

  6. These are so cute! I love how simple this is, I never would have thought of doing curtains that way. I think I just found my next project!

    Glad I found you through the Momma Told Me link-up!

  7. I don’t sew, but I actually think I can handle this! Curtains are soooo expensive, but it is nice to have a few different options to change with the seasons. Thank you!

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