HOME: Making curtains the easy way
May 23, 2015
I love curtains. I'm lazy and frugal, and I don't have a sewing machine. And I like to change my curtains seasonally. I've never let any of these things stop me.
In the winter, I like to feel cozy and warm. In the summer, I like my curtains to be light and breezy.
Making curtains is easy, though, at least for me. My method:
Find fabric you love. I shop around in local stores and online. There's always something gorgeous on sale.
Measure the inside height of your window. My method takes twice the length of the window. Fabric usually should be wider than the window for gathering, or the same width for a tailored modern look.
Place a tension rod inside the window frame.
Drape fabric over rod until the bottoms meet.
Use two tiny binder clips or small safety pins at the very top sides, just under the rod. Sometimes you will find you need to use tiny safety pins along the side.
That's it. And you haven't cut much fabric, so you can use it for other projects when you change your curtains.
If you hate a ragged bottom edge (I don't) you can make a hem using liquid fabric. Super easy to do.
I love to use clothing fabric for curtains. For summer, I'm using seersucker in my living room.
I found this very cheerful plaid fabric for my daughter's room. It's from Waverly. Found on sale, of course.
You can do it, too! Now you know how.