No Sew Curtains

Easy No Sew Curtains

Recently, I found these pictures on my computer and realized I never did a post on this. I made no-sewย curtains in my family room from some pretty blue and white patterned fabric that I fell in love with. It really is easy to make your own curtains without the need for a sewing machine!

supplies needed for no-sew 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 old iPhone pictures.

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hemming curtains without sewing

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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getting the length exactly right (the easy way)

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. Keep in mind that washing them may result in them shrinking a bit so you may want to do that first.

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

Update: This room has evolved quite a bit since I began here years ago, you can see my new little breakfast nook here.

The chairs have been replaced, and the furniture is a bit different. Decorating is a process and it takes time. Luckily, it’s one I enjoy!

How TO Make Custom Pinch Pleat Cafe Curtains without Sewing!

Additionally, I also figured out a way to make pinch-pleat cafe curtains without sewing! I love the look of pinch pleats but that’s a tough one to pull off without knowing your way around a sewing machine, but I figured out an alternate way.

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  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. You did such a great job! I love the fabric you chose!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. Even though I’m trying to improve my sewing skills, these look so awesome I may go back to no-sew! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday this week! #TTTParty

  6. Wow, that was too easy! Love it, especially the fabric. I have pics unused also. ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you shared with us at Merry Monday.

  7. 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!

    1. Thanks, Ann! Custom draperies are crazy-expensive which is why I ended up making my own!

  8. Great tutorial! I’ve been hunting for curtains for my living room and having trouble finding something I like. I might have to go this route instead!

    1. Thanks, Amy! Making your own gives you so many more options!

  9. I’m loving the retro look and color! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, hope to see you next week again! Blessings

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. I absolutely adore this room! The curtains are fabulous, and everything looks so cohesive. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Thank you much for sharing this tutorial on Merry Monday’s last week! I will be featuring this as my weekly feature for this weeks party on The LadyPrefers2Save, thank you!

  14. Love how easy this is! I don’t know why but pulling out the sewing machine fills me with such dread! I just can’t sew quite as well as my mama! Plus I love that blue and white fabric you used ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Very Cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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