How to make No-Sew Curtains

 How to make no sew curtains

I have a sewing machine.

I have two sewing machines.  

One is my Grandma’s Bernina that needs a little work, and one is a super inexpensive little machine I picked up to basically make pillows etc…
But there are times that I just want to make something that doesn’t require getting the sewing machine out.

And a set of new no-sew curtains are exactly what my corner kitchen windows needed.

So, not only was this project super thrifty, it took me about 15 minutes.

How To Make DIY No Sew Curtains


I have 15 minutes to make new curtains for my kitchen, and I just happened to find this pretty white panel at 
Goodwill this week for less than $5.  There was only one panel, a Nate Berkus panel that Target is still selling.

It’s pretty, and has a subtle horizontal striped pattern.  Perfect for the kitchen, I want to let light in but have some
privacy too from neighboring homes.

Here is how I turned one very affordable panel into two curtains:


I began by measuring my windows, and added enough room to have a 1/2 inch seam allowance for any sides that
need to be hemmed.  If you are using fabric off of the bolt, or a larger piece of fabric like a sheet, calculate enough
room for this seam allowance, plus enough room to give you the thickness of curtain you want and length.
I cut the panel in half, and because I didn’t undo the seams on the sides or bottom, I only needed to close to edges.  


curtain 22


And, this is where our miracle worker comes in.  I love Stitch Witchery for so many reasons, it’s easy, economical,
and replaces the need for using a sewing machine for simple projects.

Yes, it’s that fabulous!

I used one curtain panel, cut directly in half in the middle, turned each piece of curtain around so the factory end
was the hem of the curtain.  Next I used my iron to press a 1/2 in seam allowance on the opposite end of each
piece, applying the Stitch Witchery to each section, allowing each to cool.
Once they were cool I used my clips to hang each on the curtain rods above the kitchen sink.

 how to make curtains


Super easy, thrifty and I was done in a matter of minutes.  Do you have curtains in your home that had a prior life as a
sheet, tablecloth or something else? I would love to hear some of your ideas on covering those windows in a thrifty pretty way!

As always, thank you for reading friend, xoxo

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  1. THIS is awesome! Great DIY!

  2. What a great little corner! I’ve tried that tape before and for me, for whatever reason, it doesn’t seem to work so well. Nice thrift store find : ]

    • Jennifer, I have had a harder time with heavy weight fabrics, but this light fabric worked perfectly. Thank you for visiting!! xoxo

  3. Girl, you are BRILLIANT! I also have a sewing machine but sometimes I just want to fastest no fuss way to do something and this tutorial is the answer to all my curtain woe 🙂

    • Hi Amy,

      You are too sweet 🙂 thank you so much & I couldn’t agree more, sometimes it’s just not necessary to bring out the sewing machine!


  4. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would
    never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post,
    I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  5. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr…
    well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted
    to say superb blog!

  6. ZXoPLn Wow, great article post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.


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