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Making No-Sew Curtains

Updated on July 9, 2013

No-Sew Curtains

No-Sew Curtains
No-Sew Curtains | Source

Items Needed in the Making of No-Sew Curtains

  • Piece of fabric
  • Metal hooks
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Flat table
  • Piece of paper
  • Pencil

Making a Quick Set of Curtains

There will always be a time when the need to make a set of curtains will arise. This is especially true when you are changing to a new home or apartment and need to design something quick to cover your windows. While nice patterned decorative curtains are desirable, you don´t have to worry too much about that, because any piece of fabric that goes with the room´s interior decoration style will suffice.

Curtains do not always need to be sewn or nicely designed to use them in the way in which they´re supposed to be employed. If you need to put something on your windows to cover them from the outside environment or from the sunlight, there is an easy and practical way to create a set of curtains without the need to sew them.

Things Needed to Make No-Sew Curtains

Items Needed to Make no Sew Curtains
Items Needed to Make no Sew Curtains | Source

For this project, it is more convenient to place the working table close to where you´re going to hang the curtain. Well, not so close, just enough to permit you to take measurements and do the rest of the design.

First, you need to measure the window´s length and width. Write down that measurement on a piece of paper. Measure the piece of fabric and mark it a little bit longer than the measurement of your window. It depends on you if you want your curtains to be too much longer or just a few inches past the length and width of your window. For the purpose of this design, measure six inches past the edge of the window and add that measurement to both sides of the curtain. Write down the measurement of your curtains on the same piece of paper.

Measuring the Window and Fabric

Paper | Source

Fabric´s Preferences

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Measuring the Fabric

Now, extend the piece of fabric on the flat table; fold along the fabric one and a half inch of seam on the upper edge of the curtain; take the masking tape and put a long piece of it along the fold.

This long piece of tape will hold the seam and let you insert the metal hooks.

Measuring and Folding the Piece of Fabric

Seam of the fabric
Seam of the fabric | Source

This is the most entertaining and laborious part of the design. Make marks ten inches apart along the folded side of the curtain; fold one inch towards the inside of the curtain and insert one metal hook on the outermost edge of this fold. You should do this on both corners of the curtain.

Marking the Piece of Fabric

Ten Inch Marks
Ten Inch Marks | Source

Make a fold of two inches on the first ten inch mark of the curtain; pinch one drapery clip ring on the outermost edge of the fold; pinch another drapery clip ring on the opposite side of the fold. This will hold the fold straight with the edge of the curtain top. The drapery clip rings should be pinched exactly as shown for the undulating design of the curtains.

Inserting the Metal Hooks

Fold and Pinch
Fold and Pinch | Source

Quick facts about Fabrics

  • Cotton is a soft and smooth kind of fabric. It can be ironed at high temperatures. It absorbs and releases perspiration.
  • Linen is a stronger type of fabric than cotton. It is made from the flax plant and is highly valued for its coolness during hot weather.
  • Silk is a natural protein fiber obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm. Silk reflects light at different angles, giving it a shimmering appearance.
  • Wool is a soft kind of fabric that is obtained from sheeps, goats, cashmere and other animals. Wool is elastic and is produced in clusters of fibers.

Pinching More Metal Hooks

Make a second fold two inches wide at the second ten inch mark along the curtain; insert a metal hook ring at the very outermost edge of the fold and another at the opposite side of the fold; continue doing this with the rest of the marks in the curtain.

When you get to the other end of the curtain, make a fold at the corner and pinch a hook there, like you did at the beginning.

Get the curtains and hang them on the curtain rod of your window. Don´t forget to take off the long piece of masking tape from the curtains.

Your set of curtains will look impecable if you iron them before hanging them on the window´s rod


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    Jose Juan Gutierrez 4 years ago from Mexico City

    Thanks for your comments. I appreciate it!

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    Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

    My goodness! I might not have believed it if I did not see it. Thanks for sharing this amazing creation. Voted Up and Useful.

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    peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    This is a easy process to prepare a makeshift curtain when you are out of sewing materials, very easy to make and the photos are very helpful , voted up