While searching for the perfect pinch pleated, linen cafe curtain, I quickly realized buying them would be very expensive.
So I figured out a way to make them myself without sewing a stitch. First I bought an inexpensive pair of linen pinch pleated drapes.
I hung them on the window and marked the bottom of the drapes with a paperclip where I wanted them to end. Next, I used safety pins to mark them all the way across the bottom.
I cut off the excess drapes several inches below where I wanted them to end. I saved that fabric for another project and took the drapes down to hem.
On the back side of the curtain, I used a pencil to mark where I wanted them to end as well as an extra 2" for the hem.
To hem without sewing, I used Ultra Strength HeatnBond and ironed it into the crease to create the hem.
I hung the new cafe curtains using a simple tension rod and curtain ring clips. They are easily adjustable should any mistakes be made - you really can't go wrong!
To purchase this style curtain would have cost me about $250. I made these myself for under $50!