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25 Free Curtain Patterns to Sew

Updated on October 31, 2016
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

Are you looking for a simple, easy pattern for making a new window treatment for your home? Maybe you'd like that to be a free pattern also. This article will show you pictures of easy to make window treatments and the site name and address, where you will find the instructions for constructing the window treatment.

I have an article, Sew Your Own Window Treatments that will help you with deciding on the style, the type of fabric, colors, and color combinations and how to measure your windows.

The pattern for the lined drapes shown above can be found at Crafts and Fabric links.

1. Kitchen Curtains Using Tea Towels

Learn how to make these super easy, and super attractive kitchen curtains by going to the Better Homes and Gardens site. Be sure to visit this site to see more than 20 easy curtain ideas.

2. Button Up Panels

So simple, but elegant. Use a different color or print combination for an entirely new look. Go to Free Pattterns.com for the pattern.

3. Cafe Curtains

Super simple pattern and a great one for a first project. Go to Alternative Windows for the pattern.

4. Retro Fun Cafe Curtains

This looks more difficult than it is Don't be afraid to make these curtains. Go to sew4home for this fun pattern.


5. No-Sew Roller Shade

HGTV gives excellent instructions on how to cover a roller shade, no-sew.

6. Pocketed Window Topper

This super easy window topper uses a wide, called Continental, curtain rod. Just make sure to make the rod pocket larger than the width of the rod. The pattern for this window topper can be found at curbly.

7. Baby Nursery Curtains and Valance

Choose colors for your baby's room and then sew these cute curtains. Go to sew4home for the pattern.

8. Easy Cafe Curtains---No Sew

9. Quick and Easy Valance

Make an easy, but elegant, looking valance using the instructions shown on SIMPLY Modern MOM.

10. Button Up Shade

This is a perfect pattern for contemporary styles. A great pattern for a boys room, the den, a bathroom or the laundry room. The type of fabric you use will determine where you hang it. The Martha Stewart blog is where you'll find this pattern.

11. Balloon Valance

Balloon valances are super easy to make. Check out the instructions at Alternative Windows and see what I mean.

12. Easy Kitchen Curtains

To make this quick and easy kitchen curtain, go to the Sew Vac Outlet site for the pattern.

13. Tent Flap Curtains

I love the simple lines of this window treatment. This will be so easy to make and the finished look will bring compliments on your ability to make your own curtains. The pattern is at HOME DECORATING.

14. Formal Shade

Go to Martha Stewart for the instructions on how to make this formal shade.

15. Tab Top Curtains

The type of fabric that you use will determine how elegant this window treatment will look. Very easy to make. The pattern for these tab top curtains can be found at Alternative Windows.

16. Lined Curtains

Some fabrics need to be lined, especially when the curtains will be hung on windows without shades or blinds. I line all the window treatments that I make because lining gives the treatment a professional, custom made look. For this pattern, go to anna's nest

17. No Sew Valance

It's super easy to make this no-sew valance for even a wide window. Find the easy to understand tutorial for making this valance at the resourceful gals.

18. Felt Circle Fabric Screen

I fell in love with this window screen and I had to share it with you. You'll probably find a perfect window for this incredible look. Go to Design Sponge to find out how to make this felt circles screen.

19. Chevron Stripe Shower Curtain

This is an idea for customizing a plain shower curtain into a stylish one that you can be proud of. You'll find the tutorial for how to paint this chevron stripe shower curtain at the good, the bad & THE TRUTH. Plain shower curtains are quite inexpensive, but if you want a decorative look.....


20. No-Sew Roman Shades

I realize this isn't a sewing project, but I think it's too good not to include here. I know that I'm going to be making these for my upstairs bedroom windows. Love the looks of these and am so anxious to try this method. Check out this no-sew roman shade project at allParenting. A great pictured tutorial included there.

21. Box Pleated Valance

This tutorial shows you how to make a valance that is attached to a board. Don't be afraid to do this because it is easy to understand and make this valance by following the instructions at DECORATING IDEAS.

22. No-Sew Drape Shade

This is actually a no-sew shade window treatment that was inspired by a Pottery Barn shade. This is really a nice look and the tutorial is very easy to understand. For the tutorial, go to SWOON style & home.

23. Easy Swag

This is a swag window treatment that is attached to a board before hanging. Follow the great tutorial at DECORATING IDEAS to make this window treatment easily. Try this, you'll be glad you did.

24. Simple Grommet Drapes

I just made these drapes, using grommets, to hang them on decorative rods. Grommets are super easy to use, and if you want, you can add the grommets to purchased rod type curtains. Check out Simple Grommet Drapes and see how easy it really is. I love my patio drapes that run smoothly on the rods.

25. Tab Back Panels

This site, two twenty one. has a tutorial that shows how to make tab back panels from rod pocket panels. This is a great way to customize store bought curtains.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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    • Rosanna Grace profile image

      Rosanna Grace 4 years ago

      Yes, and I have done in the past. At the moment I am making some thermal block outs for a friend. :) Mine are very basic. I like all of your ideas. They are truly inspirational. Thank you.

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