So I must fulfill my promise and show you how darn easy it is to make curtains like these without sewing. For real, they are super simple.
- one roll of Stitch Witchery (can be found at craft and fabric stores)
- ironing board
- small, thin, damp cotton cloth
- curtain rod
- drapery clip rings
1.) Measure your window. Remember curtains look best when they are hung high and wide - you can really create the illusion of a larger window by doing so. With that said, measure how high you want your curtains hung as well as the width of your window. Record your measurements and make sure you take them to the fabric store. That seems elementary I know, but I’ve showed up numerous times without my window dimensions and it’s a big letdown. So don’t follow in my footsteps and remember your measurements!
3.) Choose your fabric wisely. Curtains really make a statement, so make sure the color and design are exactly what you want. I like to pull each bolt off the shelf and compare my favorites side-by-side before I make my final selection.
4.) Purchase the correct amount of fabric (feel free to ask anyone who works at the store for help in terms of calculating yardage) and also one large roll of Stitch Witchery (this stuff is magical).
5.) This is perhaps the scariest part, especially if you’ve spent a pretty penny on nice fabric. Measure the window one last time and cut (yikes!) your fabric into two equal-sized panels. Even though I have done this numerous times, the cutting part still makes me nervous:). Remember you will be “hemming” both the top and the bottom part of the panel, so account for one inch on both ends.
6.) Fold over 1/2 inch of fabric and iron a small seam all the way around each side of the panel.
7.) Then, insert the stitch witchery inside the seam and press down with the iron for 10 seconds in one spot. Slowly move around the entire panel until the stitch witchery holds the seams together. l’d recommend placing a thin, damp cloth between the iron and the curtain panel, to ensure the fabric does not burn.
8.) Hang the panel on the curtain rod using drapery clip rings (space about 4 inches apart) and TA DA! You have just made a no-sew curtain panel.
My favorite, favorite part about making curtain panels is that fabric options are limitless. No more boring beige. And did I mention DIY curtain panels are cheap, cheap, cheap?