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.
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.
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.
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