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!
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This post contains affiliate links. Thanks, again to InstaLinen. All opinions are totally mine! I LOVE the fabric!