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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Lovely comments

    • Jessie Benton says

      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.

      • says

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


  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

    • says

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

  3. wanda says

    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

    • says

      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 😉

    • says

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

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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!

    • says

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

  8. says

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

  9. Julie says

    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!

  10. JaneEllen says

    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

  11. JaneEllen says

    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.

  12. says

    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!

    Fluster Buster

  13. says

    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.

  14. Lisa says

    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!!

  15. says

    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!

    • says

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

  16. says

    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!

    • says

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

  17. says

    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,

  18. says

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

    • says

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

  19. Missy says

    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.

  20. says

    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.

    • says

      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 :-)


    • says

      You made me laugh, Alli! I never took Home Ec. in school so if I can do it anyone can 😉

  21. Deb says

    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!

  22. Marie says

    You ARE creative!

    Is stitch witchery really that strong? I wonder if I can get away with it at the top of the 9 foot tall canvas curtains I am starting tomorrow. They won’t fall down?

    • says

      I have used stitch witchery on canvas curtains and pillows it I have never had a problem. It is pretty strong, Marie!


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