SUPER EASY NO-SEW CURTAIN DIY AND $150.00 GIVEAWAY
If you can cut with a pair of scissors and iron, you can make a set of gorgeous custom curtains! Here’s a super easy no-sew curtain diy. I made new curtains for my family room using a gorgeous, almost luminous soft white linen from InstaLinen. I’ll hold your hand and walk you through this so so easy home decor project! And make sure you enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post… Let’s make beautiful no-sew curtain panels for your home!!!!
I’ve done many home decor diy’s in my life, but this just might be my favorite! It was such an easy project using the most glorious fabric! And these curtains make my family room look polished!
I have tall ceilings and I like to hang my curtains high and let them make a little puddle on the floor so custom curtains are the way to go. And they should be the way to go for you too! You can make them perfect for your home!!!
Here’s what you will need to make no-sew curtain panels…
- measuring tape and ruler ( I have a quilter’s ruler but it is not necessary. You can find one HERE)
- Stitch Witchery fusible bonding tape or other bonding tape (You can find it HERE)
- iron (My hands-down favorite iron HERE)
- linen fabric- I used Belgian Linen in Off White
Beautiful fabric! Ready to be turned into beautiful curtains!
I made straight panel curtains with no rod pocket. My curtain rods have rings with clips (see them in the images above) and that made this project even easier!
Here are the easy peasy directions.
Let’s measure the amount of material we will need for our no-sew curtains …
Here’s how to measure how much fabric you will need (I’m assuming that you will also be using a curtain rod with ring clips)
Measure the length from the clips of the curtain rod to the floor. Measure in inches. If you like your curtains to puddle a little on the floor add 2-3 inches. If you like them to make a “trouser crease” on the floor add 1- 1 1/2 inches. If you want them to kiss the floor add 1/2 inch.
Add an additional 3 1/2 inches for the top curtain hem. And add another 2 1/2 inches for the bottom hem.
Here’s how I measured my curtains… from the clips to the floor was 97 inches. And I added a 3 inches for them to puddle on the floor. So that made the length 100 inches.
I added 3 1/2 inches for the top curtain hem and that made the length 103 1/2. And 2 1/2 for the bottom hem and that added up to 106 inches.
So I needed 106 inches for one panel. Or 8 feet 10 inches.
Because I needed 4 panels I needed 424 inches of gorgeous linen for 4 curtain panels. That is 35 feet 4 inches or 11 yards 2 feet 4 inches.
I ordered 12 yards of Off White, Extra Soft Linen/ 56 inches wide. Because the width was so nice and wide I only used one width per panel. I cut 4 panels from the material and have a little left so I think I’ll make a nice no-sew table runner with the remnant!
Now the hardest part is over!!!
Here’s how easy it is to fold and iron the linen to create no-sew curtains…
First, establish the right and wrong side of the fabric. The linen I used was the same on both sides, but I still established one side to be “right” and the other “wrong.
1. Start with the left, long side of the panel. The edge was finished and not a raw edge. Turn a 1/2 inch finished edge to the wrong side of the fabric and ironed it. See image below.
Sandwich the Stitch Witchery (or fusible webbing tape) between the fold and iron the turned over edge to the wrong side of the fabric according to directions on the Stitch Witchery package. So easy!!!!
Do the same for the long, right side of the panel. You have just now made a nice finished “hemmed” edge on the sides of your curtain panel! Give yourself a high five!
2. Now let’s make a top hem. Turn the top raw edge over 1/2 inch and iron it to the wrong side of the fabric like you did the side hem but don’t fuse it to the wrong side of the fabric.
Turn down another 3 inches to the wrong side of the fabric and iron flat. See image below.
Iron the Stitch Witchery sandwiched between the wrong side of the fabric and the folded edge according to package directions.
At this point, I did hang up my curtains just to make any adjustments in the length. My measures were true and (phew… I’m not the best mathematician) I did not have to adjust anything!
3. Now it’s time to hem the bottom hem. Just like we did when creating the top hem, iron 1/2 inch to the wrong side of the fabric. Then turn the hem over another 2 inches. Just like the top hem, iron the tape between the wrong side of the fabric and the folded edge.
4. Iron each curtain panel and hang! Wow, so easy!
I made 4 beautiful linen curtain panels in one afternoon.
The curtains would have cost me so so much more to buy them or to have them custom made. And I bet the quality of linen would not be as good!
I am so proud to be partnering with InstaLinen for this project and I am thrilled to introduce you to this company that carries such beautiful high-end fabric for all your home decor projects!
I hope you will give these easy curtains a try for a room in your home!
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!!
The kind folks at InstaLinen are giving away a $150.00 credit for linen fabric to one lucky StoneGable reader!
To enter, go to InstaLinen and peruse all the gorgeous and varied lines they have available! There are thousands! You might want to look under the headings “popular” and “fabric types”. There are over 1,000 linen prints! WOW!!!!
Come back and leave a comment telling us what linen you would like to use for a home decor project!!!! I’ve picked out the linen for my next project and it is printed!!!!!
You can also pin the image below or share the giveaway on your facebook page for more entries!
The winner will be notified by email. Good luck!
You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m finding to pin every day HERE.
This post contains affiliate links. Thanks, again to InstaLinen. All opinions are totally mine! I LOVE the fabric!
I love linen and their colors are gorgeous!! But, I would select white. I live in Florida and white makes me feel cool!. Thank you for the give away opportunity!!
I like the Belgian Cream 1. It has a nice soft look. 🙂
Irish yellow1 would benefit me the most All the colors are beautiful Thanks for the no sew instructions I can’t wait to give it a try Thanks for so many great ideas
You are awesome!! Giving your readers wonderful diy directions, where to buy what’s needed, and then to offer a giveaway is extra special!!
The Alaskan Off White is absolutely gorgeous! Exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for the great instructions, all the colors are beautiful but I would go with the Off White like you. They are so bright and airy in your room. Very relaxing feeling.
Wow – gorgeous fabrics! I’m with you, loving the Belgium linen off white!
Great DIY for those of us to do NOT sew!!! I like the damask blue print and the damask eggshell blue print in the pattern section. If I was fortunate enough to win this terrific prize, I would choose one of the neutral fabrics and accent with a pattern for pillows, etc.
I love these easy and beautiful DIY curtains! The Belgian Linen Off White that you used is gorgeous! I love how neutral it is. This fabric would look beautiful in my living room. Thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway to your readers.
I’d like to make curtains from the Swedish18White1
I want to be so brave and try these curtain panels!!
I would love to get the Irish dark navy blue 12. Such a great giveaway! I’m really excited about this one.
This post is so useful for me, because I am going to make myself some linen napkins for my new table, as well as some curtains, using your tutorial! I ordered several samples, mostly of a flax-type color in both Belgian and Irish linen. I also ordered an Irish pink, because I want to make a dusky pink set of napkin to complement my bone china. My goal is to make some high-end looking napkins with real mitered corners.
After I finish that project, I will concentrate on the curtains to replace the cheapies I have now in my home office–probably in a cream of some kind.
Oh, I love the idea of napkins! You will love the quality!
How lovely!!! I’m a seamstress/quilter so this would be great !
I like the Manchester burlap for drapes or the off white linen!
I love to sew on my weekends off. I have been wanting to sew curtains for my family room and love this look! I think the Belgian Cream 2 would look perfect in my room. And best of all these look simple and fast to make.
I chose the Belgian cream 1 linen in medium weight. It is a very neutral color that I love. Love all the tips and tricks you ladies share. Thank you so much!
I love your new drapes. We have just moved to a new home and I am going to need all new drapes I love the Belgium Cream color. I would also add trim tape on the ones for the living room. Thank you for your excellent tutorial.
I like the Belgian cream 1 in medium weight. It’s just a nice neutral color. Thanks so much for all the useful tips and tricks you ladies share!
Love the way it hangs and puddles on the floor; the dust bunnies in our home would enjoy hiding among them! For our home, I choose the Irish Turquoise Blue to pretend I am surrounded by water.
I just shake them out and vacuum up the dust bunnies
So many gorgeous fabrics and colors! Hard to choose just one. I love the Swiss Silver And Blue 2 for accents. Loving the Egyptian Cream 1 for windows. Even though I sew, I’m going to do this easy DIY curtain. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks so much!
Thank you so much for this post! We have really tall ceilings so we cannot purchase drapes especially if we want to hang them high like you have done. Making drapes is a project I have been thinking about for a year but was not sure where I was going to purchase material. I was not aware of the Instalinen website. I really love the Cyprus Natural Brown Off White 7.5 oz. It appears to have really nice texture. Thanks again for sharing and for the opportunity of the giveaway!
The Belgian blue is gorgeous, as is the Belgian off white and so many others! It’s difficult to choose just one when you’re talking about linen!
Beautiful. I love linen… can you please give information about your black rods and drapery hooks? Thanks and God bless your Friday
Beautiful. I love linen! I would love any of the neutrals they are all so beautiful it’s hard to make a choice. Thanks for introducing us to instalinen!! Can you also please give information about your black rods and drapery hooks? Thanks and God bless your Friday
Hi Luna, I think my curtain rods came from Bed Bath and Beyond. They have been up on my wall for awhile.
I’ve used this method of hanging to hang lightweight quilts. I have a cubby in my hallway & decided to use one of my vintage quilts to cover it instead of curtains. It’s such a cherry sight every time I go down my hall.
I love the Belgian linen in off White – and the americano in off white as well. Thank you for the opportunity 😉
Thank you for the timely post. I have just decided to try and make drapes for my dining room reno. I bought the fabric last week, a linen with a subtle pattern. I don’t really sew, so if I chicken out on that part of this project I can always use your no sew method. Either way, your measuring tips will be very helpful. I didn’t know about InstaLinen, but I will keep them in mind for future projects. The Palm Beach Gold looks like it would work well in my home.
I am on this! Already requested some samples of very pale pink for granddaughter’s room in the cottage we are restoring.
I will be redecorating my sitting room soon. Love all the beautiful colors InstaLinen has to offer. Can’t wait to get started.
A timely post Yvonne; my daughter is redoing her kitchen on a tight budget and will be needing new drapery. So many luscious colors to choose from.
I like the same linen you chose! This should be perfect for the living room & dining room drapes I’ve been wanting!
Your new drapes are lovely! I have been looking for linen drapes….I live in the south, am unashamedly traditional, and am positively swooning over the Brazilian off white. Thank you so much for letting us know about this online shop….it is hard to find good quality linen without paying a fortune!
Jae, you will be so pleased!
Your curtains are great, and easy! Love the Belgian Linen in gray. Thinking of a project.
Great fabric! Thanks for the information! Ordered several samples!! Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful fabric! Shared on FB.
Love the linen and the simplicity of these curtains. They would be a wonderful addition to my farmhouse decor . Saving this on Pinterest . Thank you for the step by step how to. ?
Thanks for pinning Kerma! I’ll enter you in the giveaway!
Wow! Your curtains are gorgeous. I love the linen look, it’s so airy and light. I love your Belgian off white choice, and also the Americano off-white. Thanks for the chance to win.
Can you launder this fabric?
I wouldn’t launder linen. It should be dry cleaned.
I would probably choose the Irish off white. I have sewn many drapery panels and curtains over the years. the fabric you are sharing is lovely. Thanks so much!
You’re my inspiration….. Thank you for sharing your home with us all.
I love linen !! InstaLinen looks like a great company to work with , I love your choice of white linen, but I liked Novelty Trellis Blue as well ! There were so many great choices !! Thank you for giving us a chance to win !!
I’m so glad I saw your post! I’ve been wanting new drapes for my bedroom and have been toying with the idea of painter’s drop cloth because I love the texture and color. But I’m hesitant because I think they would be too heavy for my swing-arm rods. But this is perfect! Beautiful texture for interest and their choice of colors is amazing. I would choose Peru Off-White Linen Cotton.
hi yvonne- how pretty are these panels! they look lovely in your bright and beautiful room. Love the ‘The Pratts’ sign. miss you and really hoping to see you again one day soon.
I’ve done something like this before but it never looked as nice as yours. Glad you shared the tips and tricks to help me next time. Great linen store too! Thanks for the contest!
I am so glad I caught this post. We are building a new home. I’m just startingto finalize room designs so Im ready to shop and work on projects when the time comes. I saved the Instalinen link. Loved all the options. I was thinking a soft blue for our bedroom. I have some blue & white antique quilts set aside to use with it. Just cant wait! Thank you!
I pinned it to my new house board too!
I love the Brazil cream upholstery fabric.
This super wide white linen would make up lovely bedding “staples” – then I could use all of the great tips I get on this blog for seasonally changing out accompanying pillows, throws, coverlets, etc: https://www.instalinen.com/collections/solid-fabric-colors/products/onlinefabricstore-swedish19-white-1-100linen-5-5-oz-linenfabricstore?variant=14013779015
Thanks so much for the giveaway!! Pinning this in case I ever want to give these curtains a try. 🙂
Love the linen, one of my favorite fabrics, there is a difference hope this is a good one they say it is soft so I will try some
Love your window with the name and I now like your bookcase,
thanks for all your hard work!
Absolutely beautiful fabric and color!
I prefer the linen/cotton combo, seems a bit more sturdy. Thanks!!
The Belgian Linen Off White 1 is exactly what I have been wanting for a project, but have been unsure of online sources. Thank you for this recommendation and I am ordering samples today. There are SO many beautiful colors and weights, I can’ t wait to try as well. Always look forward to your posts!
Would love the ‘Egyptian Green 2’ for home decor project for bedroom windows. Great website!
I’m looking for a blue fabric for living room curtains. I really like the c3 Novelty Trellis Blue 1 print. Thanks for the giveaway and the tutorial. Your curtains are lovely!.
Checked out the InstaLinen website, and I like Irish White 1 for my upcoming project.
Yvonne, do you know if the fabric can be machine washed or if it needs to be dry cleaned?
Linen should be dry cleaned.
So beautiful Yvonne! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I would choose the Belgian Blue 8 or the Belgian off white. Thanks for letting us know about Instalinen!
They’re all beautiful but for my next project, I’d choose the Manchester Brown Burlap. Can’t wait!!
I love the damask blue print, but let us not forget the woman’s prerogative to change her mind. 🙂
Lovely, and looks easy to do. I would choose the Irish Cream as it’s a good match to my paint color. Thank you for the chance to win this !!!
I was wondering how you folded the panels. Did you lay them flat on a table or on floor. How did you make sure that it was 1/2 inch all the way down. Did you pin it first before put on tape? Just curious because it seems so long and having to iron it too. I love this idea.
I marked off every 24 inches on each side and folded them to make sure they matched up. Hope this helps.
What soft, dreamy drapes! Thanks so much for the easy tutorial.
I enjoyed spending quite a bit of time at InstaLinen planning several new projects. I would like to make drapes with one of the white Belgian Linens. The black and white floral print is begging to come home with me.
I am in the process of re-decorating our living room. The fabric Manchester Brown would go perfectly with what I am doing. I have two chairs that I wanted to continue to use in that room and that matches beautifully!! I’m excited I may have a chance to win this fabric. Please Please!!! Definitely plan to order samples!! Thank you so much for all your information. Love Stonegable!!!!
I selected the Irish Clothing Weight in White. I have been wanting to make linen napkins and a tablecloth. I hope this would be the right fabric for this project. I am a novice but want to start sewing. Thanks, Yvonne.
I’d get some medium weight Belgian linen to make new throw pillows for my living room
I’d choose the Belgium off white you chose. That would be perfect for me. Looks cool and crisp. Thanks for sharing this great way to make your drapes without sewing.
I would choose the Belgium off white. The curtains you made are like the ones I bought at PB. Love it my bedroom is calling for this project. Love it!
Yvonne…thank you so much for introducing us to this beautiful fabric. I’ve been hunting for just the right fabric for curtains in the sitting area of my bedroom. The Irish gray 5 oz linen would be perfect and would just set off the wall of windows. The no-sew will be a new thing for me to try. I am the daughter of a tailor. My mother made every set of curtains in her home…pinch pleats, lining and all! I believe the slight stiffness the iron on tape produces would help keep the edge crisp and keep it from curling inside. I’d love to win your contest…no problem in spending $150 on fabric in this home! Hugs to you, Carol.
Carol, this diy could be easily sewn too! The linen is so beautiful I didn’t even line it!
I would love sometimes like Italy white to help my sister decorate her new home!
Belgian Blue 3 – 100% Linen 7.5 Oz (Medium Weight | 56 Inch Wide | Extra Soft) Solid | By Linen Fabric Store Online I LOVE linen and it is my favorite fabric! I sell tablecloths, and fabrics on ebay and love the old real linen!
I “love” the Belgian -gray2!! This fabric is gorgeous looking! I think they would be beautiful curtains made up. Thanks for the site info, I always appreciate information on where to buy good quality products.
I too would choose the Belgium off white. I love the beautiful flowers and clean lines.
I would use Belgium cream 1 for my curtains.
So many pretty choices! I love white because it goes with everything, but the turquoise is so pretty too! Thanks for the giveaway!
I LOVE linen! Alaskan Off white 1 Hemp Silk would make a beautiful duvet. Thanks for offering me a chance to win!
I love the Belgian Blue 3. I would make a tall valance for my bathroom window.
I would pick the Alaskan Off White for some curtains.
I would first get a sample of Swiss Silver Green, and Swiss Silver Blue, to see what I liked best– then choose one of those. I may already have a pillow cover in one of those colors (green??) and another coordinating one would be nice! Or maybe Swiss Silver Gray….
I am in love with linen! Irish Very LIght Blue is gorgeous. I can see using it for curtains. Thanks for the inspiration!
So many gorgeous fabrics to choose from, I couldn’t select just one. I’d use the Damask Blue1 linen to make a roman shade for my master bath and the Belgin Blue 3 linen to make drapes for my master bedroom. So, beautiful!
I would love to make some throw pillows out of the 6 Waves Yellow Print to go with new off white linen curtains. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. It is beautiful material.
I during my fabric search I found some Cuba off white 100% linen 6.5 oz that would make glorious sheers for my dining room and formal living room windows. I am dreaming of that dreamy fabric.
I keep juggling between Belgin and Alaskan Off white. I think I like the Alaskan off white best. They are all so lovely!
I love your white breezy linen curtains Yvonne! I have been contemplating sewing chair covers for my dining room . Not sure which I’d choose Novelty Checkered Green or the solid Belgian Green 8 , would be fun to get that push to get started. Please enter me into the drawing.
Beautiful curtains and if it is less work then I am all for it. Love how the puddle on the bottom.
Lovely curtains!! I want to make some for my master bedroom windows, which have been bare for 10 years, except for blinds! I absolutely love your design and ability to make everything so easy. Thank you Yvonne!
Oh Barb, just think how pretty your windows will look when you hang linen curtains on them!
Your curtains look lovely.I made curtains out of a queen cotton sheet, cut in half for a double window with little sewing.The sheet already has a hem,I also used clips to hang.There are many pretty linen choices,I picked Belgium cream.
I simply Love the Belgian linen off white – it’s crisp, clean, cool and simply elegant. I live just outside of Charleston,S.C. and I would call it Charlestown Elegant .
You make things look so easy!! I would love the Manchester natural brown at the top of the curtain and the off white, extra soft linen at the bottom!
Oh the instalinen site is amazing! So many beautiful choices. I love Irish pink 1 so soft and beautiful! Thank you for the curtain diy!
I love the simplicity of the linen drapes. I am of the opinion linen makes a statement and nothing else is needed. Thank you for sharing the directions for making the curtains. Jean
I agree, Jean!
I love this idea, especially since I can’t sew. They are so beautiful hanging at your window. I have four windows I want to do this to. I can hardly wait. Just hope they will turnout just as fabulous as yours. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for your detailed directions. Have pinned to my family room project board. Material choices are beautiful.
The curtains are so pretty !!! Thank you so much for the how too’s
I bought a pair of white linen look curtains from Ikea for under $30, 118 inch length. Washed them in the machine, no problem. Just let them hang out for a couple weeks before hemming.
The curtains have a beautiful flow. I love white….so versatile.
Yvonne, your linen curtains are just beautiful! The texture of the curtains truly complements the other furnishings in your room. I’m contemplating using either Bahamas Off White or Belgian Banana Yellow for curtains in our guest room. Thanks ever so much for this incredible DIY window treatment idea.
I like the curtains on both sides of the window. but I will try to make the curtains for my living room I like them I have been meaning to make some for a long time. I hope they are as easy as they look to make. Wish me luck.
The curtains were easy to make. Just get a lightweight fabric and I think you will be okay!
Linen is the perfect choice for do -it -yourself curtains, because of it’s simplicity, soft look and beautiful draping effect. I would choose Italy Cream for my curtains and a table runner.