No Sew Curtains

No Sew Curtains

I am still embracing the fact that I don’t own a sewing machine. When you like to make your own things it can really put a damper on all my crazy great ideas. But, until I feel like dropping the cash to get one I will have to stick with my stitch witchery. It does the job and I still get to create beautiful things like my new office curtains.

French curtains

 

The next room in my home makeover is my home office and this window definitely needed some curtains. I had an idea in mind and wanted to make my own for this room

Home office

 

It is so simple to make no sew curtains. All you need is an iron, material and stitch witchery. A pair of scissors and a tape measure or yard stick, whichever is handy.

No sew curtain

My office has a French Vintage theme and to stick with that theme I have chosen to use three different fabric designs.

French Fabric

 

After I cut the pieces I wanted, it was time to grab my stitch witchery and start ironing.

stitch witch

The first thing I did was put a hem around all the edges of the fabric. I ripped a piece of stitch witchery the length of the material and placed it on the fabric and folded the fabric over it.

Hem curtains

 

Once that is done it’s time to iron the hem.

Iron no sew curtains

After ironing is done I have a nice clean hem all the way around my no sew curtains.

No sew hem

Now it’s time to make a pocket for the curtain rod and I wanted to have my curtains ruffled at the top. So, I had to make sure I folded enough over to make two pockets. I placed stitch witchery in the center of my folded fabric and ironed.

stitch witchery

 

I then placed another strip of stitch witchery to the bottom of the folded fabric and ironed.

Rod pocket for no sew

Now I have two pockets. One to ruffle and one for the curtain rod.

No sew curtain

Now comes the creativity. I have to connect all the fabric pieces I cut and iron them together.

Chevron fabric

I placed my fabric with the right side of the fabric facing each other and ironed stitch witchery to the edge.

How to make no sew curtains

After I ironed the edge I opened up the fabric and ironed the seams to make them clean.

Make No sew curtains

After the middle section is all ironed it’s ready to be attached to the rest of the fabric.

Make No Sew Curtains

 

Time to hang my beautiful no sew curtains.

Make No Sew Curtains

I love them!!! They dressed up my office nicely. Don’t you think?

no sew curtains

Curtains really dresses up a room and makes it feel so warm and inviting…just the way I like it.

Make curtains

 

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  1. I don’t have a sewing machine either, but I can’t really sew anyway! This is a really neat idea!

    • Jessie Benton :

      I absolutely love your home/office curtains. I sure hope you don’t mine if I use your design. Thanks for sharing your step by step instructions.

      • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

        Thank you, Jessie! And absolutely you can use the design! Have a great weekend.

        xoxo
        Denyse

  2. Very, very cute!! I may have to borrow your idea as I try to figure out what to do with some of my curtains! Thanks for linking to A Blossoming Life!

  3. LOVE the curtains and love them even more because they are no-sew! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-8.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  4. I love the curtains. Where did you find the fabric?

  5. I’ve had a sewing machine for years and have yet to use it (don’t hate me!) I really want to make some curtains for our master bedroom and this would be the perfect way to do it! Thanks so much for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Haha! Your funny, Carrie! I probably wouldn’t use one if I had one either.

  6. Now you talk about sewing machine and cost.Did you Know you can go on Craigs List, Goodwill or any kind of resale shops To find a machine. There are find very good old Singer sewing machines with cabinets for less that one hundred dollars. Look for 300, 400’s or 500’s series. They are all metal and last your lifetime plus your kids.Try them, if you can but if can’t buy then they are worth fixing. Generally the cost is mimiumn. But everyone should have one.
    Worldsbestmeme aka Wanda

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Thanks Wanda! I just don’t want to spend the money on one until I feel I will get the use out of it. Maybe hubby will get the hint for a nice Christmas gift ;-)

  7. I am visiting you from Creative Mondays/ClaireJustine. I can’t believe you did this whole project without sewing. They came out great. If you want to learn to sew, see my post on teaching children to sew:

    http://www.thelostapron.com/2013/05/summer-sewing-camp-supplies.html

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Thanks Ana! I know how to sew I just have yet to commit to buying a sewing machine. lol

  8. Denise….I LOVE these! Even though I just got a brand, spanking new sewing machine for my birthday, I don’t have any idea how to use it! :) I am crazy about that script fabric…where did you get it? Thanks for sharing this great project!

  9. Love it! I don’t really like to sew and this would be perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Let’s Get Social Sunday blog hop. Have a wonderful week!

  10. This is genius – I still need to learn how to use the sewing machine because every time I need to sew something I do it by hand, haha. Great post!
    ~Katie

  11. Wow this looks so good! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Nicole

  12. These are so beautiful! I can’t believe you did this without sewing! I’ve never heard of that type of fabric adhesive before, but after seeing this, I’m going to have to get some:) I especially love the script material!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Thanks, Laura! The stitch witchery is a must in my house. It’s fantastic to hem pants with ;-)

  13. I LOVE your fabric choices. The curtains turned out beautifully.

  14. Yes, your fabric choices are superb! They turned out wonderful. I love patterned curtains, the just add so much character to a room.

  15. I love the curtains! I wanted though to say thanks for the idea of turning the mirror frame into a corkboard! I have a beautiful mirror frame and have been trying to think of what to do with it!

  16. Great tute! Love the fabric combo too!! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!
    Dimples & Pig Tales

  17. I love Stitch Witchery!!! I don’t sew either so thank God someone invented this stuff ;) Pretty curtains

  18. You did such a great job, everything looks so even, ruffled prettily. Taking the time and measuring is the key to having curtains that are even and look professionally done. Stitch witchery is a great product to use for quick projects like hems especially. Nothing worse than going to wear something and the hem is coming down or you need to bring it up.
    I have 2 sewing machines which I’ve used for years, my favorite is my old Kenmore which I’ve had for little over 44 yrs. The other one is a Euro Pro. Mine are always set up for when I get an impulse to make something or fix something. Love how you combined the great fabrics. I’ve got some of that french script fabric I’m going to use on white background black pane curtains, just to change them up somewhat. Have had the white black pane curtains for years, decided I’d use them for our bedroom but add little something as they’re somewhat sheer. Having a sewing machine is really such a treat as I make all my own curtains, cushion covers, tablecloths, whatever I need. Used to make clothes but cost of patterns has gotten ridiculous. I even sewed some big cushion covers for our couch when I decided to spruce it up a bit. Happy days

  19. Forgot to ask you if you got the main fabric/gray&black hearts at HL also? Really love that, such a great choice of fabrics. You have a good eye.

  20. So clever. Love the fabrics. Stopped by from Fluster Buster.

  21. I love these Denyse! I think they turned out fabulous. No sew works well…who needs a sewing machine?? ;) Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspired! Pinning this!!
    Nancy

  22. Wow! I can’t believe you made those without a single stitch. That stitch witchery stuff is amazing. I love the French look.

  23. What a fabulous idea! I would love it if you linked up to my Create It Thursday post…it’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-2-plus-features.html

  24. I have been living without curtains for a few months because I just can’t find anything I like. These are great! I may have to give it a try. Thank you for linking this up on Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

  25. I love the fabrics and anything no-sew is AWESOME! Pinning :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders! Happy (early) weekend to you.

  26. Great job – love the design!

    Sam
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com/

    (New follower – found you on 504 Main)

  27. Those turned out GREAT!!! I love stitch witchery and had almost forgotten about it!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    xoxo, Claire
    {PS: you for SURE should link these up at my party starting tomorrow. Just sayin’. } ;)

  28. What a great idea and even better timing. I just bought some drop cloths to make my own kitchen curtains. I dont own a sewing machine either so stitch witchery it is. Thanks!!

  29. I have been searching for a REAL “no sew” curtain tutorial for a little while now and this seems to fit just what I need. I have NO sewing or crafty skill and this is actually something that I could attempt. Thanks!! NEW FOLLOWER!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      I have a few no-sew curtain tutorials that are very easy to follow. You don’t need skills to make beautiful curtains. :-)

  30. You are SO SMART. My curtains are like an inch and a half too long, and I’ve been putting off hauling out the sewing machine for such a small project – this is a brilliant fix (and your curtains are gorgeous)! Awesome post!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Stitch Witchery is a must for everything…LOL!! You will love it, Adrianne!!

  31. Hello Denyse, love these curtains. The fabric is fabulous! I will be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday,
    I appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

  32. Thanks so much for linking these up at my “Best Of The Weekend” party! Featuring them tomorrow on my blog. :)
    xoxo, Claire

  33. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for linking up such a fabulous idea! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-3-plus-features.html

  34. Love them! I will have to try real soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. Super cute!!! Great fabric combination!!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  36. LOVING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the technique…the fabric…the look! FABULOUS…but to tell the truth…you had me a “NO SEW” : ) hugs and tfs!

  37. I’m so impressed that you made these without sewing! I don’t think I would manage to finish this with or without a sewing machine. Really beautiful job!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Thank you, Andi! It really was easier then it looks and didn’t take long at all.

  38. I can so also, but this is an amazing tutorial for me to teach my Granddaughter. She is learning to sew and decorate her room on a budget. She will be excited about this. Thank you for teaching an old dog new tricks.

  39. Just found your blog on Home talk! Love the curtains. I am going to try this for my bedroom makeover. They have so much character. Looks much easier than painting curtains. I will follow you. Stop by and take a look at mine.

  40. Love those curtains! Soooo cute.

  41. What a fun tutorial. I love the different patterns in each piece of fabric you used. I hate spending tons on curtains. I think this is definitely something I can do, especially because there is no sewing required.
    Sami recently posted…Pile on the Miles & a Few Fall Faves!My Profile

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Thanks, Sami! It was super easy and fun to make. And, since they are no-sew I can take them apart when I get sick of them and make new ones :-)

      xoxo
      Denyse

  42. Love these the first time around, Denyse. Too gorgeous!!!
    Amy @ StowandTellu recently posted…Leftover Grilled Steak Soup, More or LessMy Profile

  43. This is right up my alley since I don’t own a sewing machine and must have been skipping school too much when I was supposed to learn how to sew in Home Ec. Great curtains!
    Alli recently posted…Mom’s Cornbread Dressing & Throwback ThursdayMy Profile

  44. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Just saw this post on your Best of 2013. Super easy, but even better is the fabric choices you made. Killer design!

  45. You’ve inspired me. Thanks for the beautiful idea

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