Post # 1
I am in the early stages of redecorating our living room and I have found some websites that mention no sew curtains. I like this idea because there are so many patterns i love that i can buy at a fabric store. And the curtains I see online don’t really tickle my fancy.
The thing is that I’m not really a crafty person but i am willing to try this. My fear is that the bottoms will start to come apart after a while. The directions look pretty simple but it looks a little too good to be true.
So bees who have made their own ‘no-sew’ curtains, could you give me some advice? Did you follow a certain tutorial online? Was it worth it? I appreciate any feedback!
Post # 3
Are you referring to a method using tape that you iron to make a hem? If you follow directions, it is very sturdy-can even go through the wash.
Another even easier method is to use sheets- they are already hemmed. Attach ring clps at the top and slide them over the rod. If you get sick of them or decide to have draperies at a later date, you still have the sheets.
Sheet…that’s cheap. ($4 Ready-Made Curtains)
Post # 5
The easiest method I’ve used is to buy sheets (NOT fitted) and take the end where the hem is and cut a slit on either side of the sheet.
Then all you do is slide the curtain pole through it! Super easy, cheap and you can re use them.
This picture shows the hem the best and I’ve edited in paint to show where you cut.
Post # 6
@julies1949: wow I would have never thought of that. Thanks so much!
@kayberry: this is genius!! I can’t wait to try this!
Post # 7
Great idea on the sheets! I’ve never used hemming tape before, but I use a lot of Fabric Glue on projects. It works great and is VERY sturdy. If you use too much it might look a little goofy, but curtains are light weight so it shouldn’t be an issue.
Post # 8
Can any of you ladies show these sheet curtains hanging?! I’m soo curious now!
Post # 9
@kayberry: I just did the same thing with a pillowcase for my bathroom window. Looks great and it was the perfect size.
Post # 10
@julies1949: I had no idea that this was actually a trend. I did this with sheets about nine years ago, and I love the result!
Post # 11
by the way guys, I found a picture that shows what I’m talking about (I think), since I don’t have any pictures of when I did it.
But it’s so easy and you don’t need tape/glue/sewing.