How to Make No Sew Curtains

When I first started shopping for my craft room curtain panels, I couldn’t find anything in the stores that totally wooed me. I found TONS of amazingly colorful, vibrant fabrics online, but well… I don’t know how to sew and was a little terrified of the process.

So while I’ve never actually tried no-sew curtains before, I wanted to take that risk. I mean, how hard could it be to wing it? Apparently not very, cause I feel like I nailed it. And aaaah, I’m in love. Now let me show you how I got my no-sew groove on…

how to make no sew curtain panelsFirst of all, I want to thank everyone that voted for this Braemore Gorgeous Petal Fabric last month. It’s so dreamy in person! And thick. Awesomely enough I didn’t have to line these curtains due to that fact.

So first thing I did was measure and cut (2) curtain panels at 100 inches each. The ceiling is 8ft tall (96 inches) but I needed room for a clean “hemline” so I added 4 inches on the top and bottom, minus the 4 inches that the curtains would hang down from the ceiling.

96 inch floor-to-ceiling length – 4 inch rod hang down + 8 inches for hems
= 100 inch panels lengths each

no sew curtains with heat bondSo my secret for these no sew curtains? Heat n Bond iron-on adhesive. I only needed (2) ten yard rolls to complete the project too.

no sew curtains for craft roomTo prepare for the Heat n Bond, I first ironed a one inch seam on the side edges of the curtain panels.

heat n bond no sew curtainsThen I laid a strip of the Heat n Bond on top of the seam paper side up. I ironed it for 2 seconds so it adhered the fabric, then peeled off the paper.

no sew curtain tutorialI then folded over the fabric again to create a clean backside seam as seen below, and ironed into place for 8 seconds on both sides of the fabric.

make no sew curtainsOnce the sides were completed, I used the same strategy for the top and bottom hemline, except I made the sections a bit thicker (I thought it just looked more professional looking!).

no sew curtains with heat n bondThe toughest part is making sure your measurements are done correctly, especially with hanging the curtains a few inches off the ceiling on the rod. I was pretty spot-on with mine, but if you want you can finish the sides and top, hang on the rod, then pin the bottom seam before you use the Heat n Bond.

Still impressed with myself that I created these
beautiful no sew curtains in one evening!

how to make no sew curtain panelsAnd did I mention how much I LOVE this fabric?
Ellie actually cried when she found out these were for my craft room and not her bedroom. Mother of the Year here. Well, I guess I foresee another no sew curtain project in my near future for that little ladybug.

braemore gorgous petal fabric curtainsI should mention that since I didn’t put a curtain rod pocket I had to use ring clips. That’s OK. I’m a huge fan of these puppies anyway. Adds a bit of glamour to the space, if I do say so myself.

how to make no sew curtains

no sew curtains with iron adhesiveNext on my craft room to do list is paint the stripes on the left wall and add some chair rail and picture frame moldings. Then hang things on the wall, find a rug, recover some chairs and I’m DONE!

how to make no sew curtains

how to make no sew curtain panels

A huge thanks to the Online Fabric Store who provided the fabric.
All opinions are 100% my own.

Beachy Summer Bathroom Makeover + FREE Bathroom Printable

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So it’s going to be a LONG time before we really do anything permanent to the master bedroom or master bathroom. I’m still trying to decide exactly what I want to do in there so I’m just not prepared to make a commitment.

So until then, I’ve decided to create a few fun beachy home décor projects to brighten the space this summer… including a FREE printable just for you guys!

beachy summer bathroom makeoverSo this whole mini-makeover idea came when I was shopping at Dollar General. I first spotted some little bags of seashells and sand for $1 each. I also grabbed 3 glass vases, one glass pillar candle, a small candle, teal tart burner, 8×10 inch gold frame, and a basket. Total was less than $30.

summer bathroom printable dollar generalFirst thing I created was with the little glass vase trio. I put the tall pillar candle inside the largest vase to act like a hurricane and filled around with sand. The other two vases I just filled about 1/3 with sand.

dollar general seashell hurricanesThen I just evenly spread the 4 bags of seashells between the 3 vases. Seriously, easiest summer home decor project ever.

seashell hurricanes

thrifty seashell hurricanesNext up was the basket. I wanted it to match the little teal tart burner I purchased so I decided add a bit of paint to the $6 basket.

beachy summer bathroom makeoverI mixed some green and blue paint I had on hand to color match. Then I taped off the basket and painted with a small brush.

beachy bathroom makeover painted basketTwo minutes later I had a fun little basket to store extra hand towels in my bathroom.

beach summer bathroom makeoverTo stick with the teal accent color, I created a little printable for the 8×10 gold frame I purchased from Dollar General.

jesus and germs bathroom printableAnd of course I’m letting you download it for FREE!

wash your hands free printable

To download the file just right click and save to desktop.
Then trim and place in an 8×10 inch frame.

summer bathroom makeoverAnd that’s it. A couple little bathroom summer home décor projects for less than $30! And I’m guessing that this won’t last long in my bathroom… Ellie already wants to steal everything, especially the seashells and printable. Well she might just have to fight me for them. Don’t worry, I think I can take her.

beachy summer bathroom makeover

I had a great time shopping at Dollar General and can’t wait to see what projects this next year brings as one of their Brand Ambassadors. Just a couple things I wanted to show you that I totally LOVED at my local store…

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1. Plastic dinnerware, drinkware, platters, and more!
2. TONS of barbecue supplies, even grills and charcoal
3. Cute party supplies… umm hello adorable colorful chevron!
4. Adorable little lamp shades
5. Lots of organizational supplies
6. Photo frames and wall art
7. Hot dog holders and hamburger baskets. Perfect for summer cookouts!
8. Fun garden and outdoor decor

So if you’re looking for affordable craft supplies, check out Dollar General!

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