Being cooped up in a house can lead a person to go crazy. Thankfully, we have a no-sew DIY project to keep you sane and refresh your outlook!
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In this edition, we’re going to teach you how to make no-sew curtains. You’ll need fabric, double-sided fabric fuse tape, and fabric scissors.
DIY #2: No-Sew Curtains
Whether you just moved in or are feeling like spicing the place up, adding curtains to your windows can bring color, dimension, and a sense of home to any room. If you don’t have the sewing skills you think you need, have no fear! We are going to make curtains without the needles and thread. But before we can tell you what to do, check out thefabricco.com and pick out some fabulous new fabric!
Step 1: Hang Your Rods
Before you start on the fabric, be sure you hang your rods in the position you want them in above your windows. Hanging the rods is essential for the next step in the process.
Step 2: Measure Your Fabric
After the rods are hung, to measure the vertical length from the rod to the floor or slightly above. Add two inches to it for your hem at the bottom and then six inches at the top for the pocket where your rod will go in. Depending on how wide you want the curtains, measure the width. Add 2 inches on each end for a hem on the sides.
Step 3: Cut Your Fabric
Once you have your measurements, the next step is to cut your fabric evenly. Using chalk or a pencil, create your lines by measuring your length at multiple points across the material and make marks. Connect the dots and then cut on the line.
Step 4: Tape Your Edge
On most fabrics, there is an edge that doesn’t match the pattern. During this step, turn your fabric over and align the edge with your double-sided fabric tape. Then fold the edge over and press the fabric down till it is completely smooth. The folding will create a clean edge. Use the same dimensions of the fold and repeat on the other side and bottom until each has a hem.
Step 5: Create Your Pocket
At the top of your fabric, there should be no hem. Here is where you make the pocket. Before you do that, measure the rod and mark its width plus an additional one to two inches from your top edge. Once labeled, apply your tape in a straight line across the fabric, fold the top over to the tape, and then firmly press it down, creating a pocket to house the rod.
Step 6: Hang Your Curtains
Now that you have your pocket, it’s time to hang your curtains! Remove the rod from the brackets, slide the rods through the pockets, screw on the end pieces, and then place them back on the brackets. Let the fabric fall, and enjoy the view!