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Easy DIY Curtains You Can Make Without a Sewing Machine
Drapes are often the last thing people think about when decorating a space, but they make a big impact when done well. If your room has a lot of windows, finding window treatments can be stressful and costly. Think about how you want the space to look then consider making some DIY curtains instead.
These DIY curtain ideas pull in a wide range of design styles and techniques. Most of the tutorials can be completed in a couple of hours, and a few even claim they can be done in ten minutes or less. Pick a set of drapes that will coordinate with your space and get inspired!Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Learn How to Hem a Curtain Panel
Hemming curtain panels that are too long is a common to-do when making or purchasing drapes. The good news is that you don't need a sewing machine to get the job done. This tutorial will show you how to make and hem DIY curtains using double-sided fabric tape.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Add a Pom Pom TrimContinue to 4 of 15 below.
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Roll up Some Fabric to Create a Valance
This shade design could technically roll down and cover the entire window, but it's meant to be stationary. The addition of fabric to the top of a window can soften a space and add some much needed interest. All you need to get started is a curtain rod, a sheet of fabric and some rope or ribbon.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Cover Kitchen Windows With Cafe Curtains
Cafe curtains cover half the window and work well in space where you might want some privacy but a lot of light too. An easy way to make cafe curtains for your kitchen is to cut down a pair of long drapes you already own. You'll need an iron and some iron-on bonding tape to tackle this tutorial.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Add a Fabric Accent to the Top of Drapery PanelsContinue to 7 of 15 below.
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Turn a Tablecloth Into a Kitchen Valance
Tablecloths tend to have fun patterns that would work well in a kitchen area as a window treatment. Check your existing stock of tablecloths or head to a thrift store for some inspiration. If you want to put the valance above the sink, a tension rod will work between cabinets so you don't have to drill into the wall.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Use Sheets to Make Farmhouse-Style CurtainsContinue to 9 of 15 below.
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Stencil a Drop Cloth for an Updated LookContinue to 10 of 15 below.
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Put Together a Privacy Screen for the Bathroom
If you need to add privacy to a bathroom window, consider a privacy screen instead of a standard set of curtains. This way there are no gaps that nosy neighbors or passers-by can peek through. Pick a fabric that is slightly transparent so that the light will still filter through into the space.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Use Tea Towels or Napkins as a Window TreatmentContinue to 12 of 15 below.
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Stick on Some Vinyl to Make Polka Dots
This non-messy curtain tutorial utilizes heat transfer vinyl instead of paint to create a polka dot pattern. The project takes half the time because there is no waiting for paint to dry. Just be sure to measure your lines carefully, so you don't set the polka dots on a slant.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Tie-Dye a Pair of Curtains for a Bohemian Look
Once you have your basic curtains made or purchased, think about how you can upgrade them to better fit with the style of your home. Tie-dying is an easy and affordable option for anyone looking to add eclectic or bohemian flair to a room.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Paint on Horizontal Stripes Using Acrylic PaintContinue to 15 of 15 below.
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Use a Curtain Panel as a Room Divider
One innovative way to use no-sew curtains is as a room divider. This tutorial will work well if you have an awkward opening that you'd like blocked off, like the entrance to a laundry room. Gather a tension rod, clip rings and some fabric to get a head start on this project.