How to Make a No-Sew Kitchen Curtain
When it was time to get rid of my bathroom curtain, I took the whole thing down, opting for metal hooks instead of those plastic ones. I knew I wanted to use the plastic hooks for something but didn't know what. Then the movie "Planes, trains and automobiles" popped in my head, when John Candy was selling the same plastic hoops as earrings and although I do love big earrings, I don't think these bathroom hoops would have been very attractive.
Then one day I decided to make my own kitchen curtain, went through all my fabrics and found the perfect one that matched my dishes and cups, which are red/white polka dots. My kitchen has a retro vibe with vivid colors, so I needed to stay within the same flow of design and the clear plastic hoops were perfect for this kitchen window.
Deciding to do this one as a no-sew project, it was so easy and quick that I was finished before I realized I should have taken pictures of the process.
Still, it's a great idea for recycling those plastic hooks and a great way to make a curtain without a needle and thread. That's always a plus for me.
Here is what you will need:
2. Bathroom hooks
4. Kitchen curtain rod
Step 1. Measure your kitchen window and cut fabric accordingly. Remember you are not sewing this, so make sure the fabric you choose does not fray on the ends. If you're not sure if the fabric you choose won't, you can ask someone at the store where you get your fabrics or if you have some at home, simply cut a piece off the edge/end and pull. If it frays, it won't work....unless you like that look.
TIP: Before you cut, remember that you will need at least 4-5 inches from top of curtain where you will tie the ends to the rod. That means if will be that much shorter on the bottom of the window. Once cut, you won't be able to fix it unless you glue or sew another piece of fabric to the bottom edge.
Step 2. Once the fabric is cut, lay it flat on a table or floor and place the hoops down spaced as evenly as you can (unless you want to measure), and start cutting one slit per every one hoop. Each slit will leave two pieces of fabric on each side of the hoops. This is how you want it because you are going to tie these two pieces of fabric together into the hoop.
TIP: You can mark the place where the hoops go on the fabric with a pencil or pen.
Step 3: Once the slits are cut, take one hoop and tie two pieces of fabric together holding the hoop in place.
Step 4: Simply take the finished curtain and slip the rod through and hang.
This was a very easy project that anyone can make, proving once again that a little creativity goes a long way and thinking outside the box has never been so much fun.
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