Curtains – NO SEW Baby!

Hey guys!

I have a fun and super easy way to get expensive looking curtains and panels without having to drag out your sewing machine.  I just made these for my little girl’s room and I LOVE them!

No Sew Curtains

First, let’s talk fabric!

I found the most amazing online fabric store!  Not only are their prices the best, they have an awesome selection!  I am an immediate gratification kind of gal, so when the shipping was fast, I was sold!  It’s called !

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Totally LOVE this store!  Remember the cute magnet board I made for her room??

DIY Magnetic Board

Yup!  I got that cute chevron fabric from as well!  You can find it HERE!

I found this great fabric for her window panels!

Curtains No Sew

These panels are a great way to get custom drapes that only require about a yard of fabric!  That allows you to splurge a bit more on the price of fabric since you only need 1 yard instead of 6… Woohoo!

I started with this drop cloth from Lowe’s!

Lowe's Drop Cloth

I always start by cutting this drop cloth in half.  That gives you two panels, both with 3 already finished sides… Woohoo!


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  • Evelyn

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!! I just saw your show tonight for the first time and you totally inspired me. Then I find this on Pinterest tonight and I feel it is meant to be! I love you guys….come help me. 🙂

  • Evelyn Roberts

    Seriously, what’s with the grammar police and impatience patrol on here???#@$%^&* You are doing a fabulous job, it’s your page, your creativity and you gift to US. I just want to say thank you for the great ideas, and please rock on with your creativity, your great style, and as many !!!!!’s as suits you 😉

  • Tamesha Alexander

    I’m going to do this!!!

  • Taryn Sandulyak

    Hi! Is that just a cotton fabric that you used for the bottom or did you use one of the heavier decor fabrics?

  • Lily

    This is a great post and definitely a diy I can actually do. But the exclamation points after every.single.sentence is a bit much.

    • Wow! One of the nicest comments I have ever received! So awesome that you took the time out of your day to be so friendly! Hope you have a happy day!! Clearly you are off to a great start!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-))!!!!

  • Sara

    How much of the tape did you need for both panels?

  • Bethany Bennett

    What is the name of the curtain fabric?

  • Amanda Cornelius

    What’s the name of the fabric you used for this?

  • Lacey Dellinger

    Love the drop cloth idea – so simple and neutral!

  • Kendra Taylor Krezanosky

    LOVE these! And love the room color! What color do you have on the walls?

  • Ashlee Workman

    Do these block light well?

  • Laura Strack

    Thanks for getting the pop ups removed. I have made curtains just like this for my dining room. I had purchased pre-made drapes but they needed another 30 ” to reach the floor. I purchased coordinating fabric and used this same method to attach my fabric. So very easy.That was 4 years ago and I still love them. They are holding up perfectly. So if anyone is concerned about the durability, fear not. Stitch-Wtichery works great! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Your daughter’s curtains are precious.

  • astrollthrulife

    Oh they look amazing. I love them. Hugs, Marty

    • Thank you Marty!! 🙂 Your comments are always to sweet!

  • Linda Crandall

    I am making drapes from these for my mom. She is loving the ones I completed already. Thanks for the great suggestions and savings.

    • Yeah! You bet! Send pics if you get them done!

  • Jan

    What would you suggest for new windows with transoms???

  • Laurie Olsen

    I’m curious why you chose a drop cloth for curtains….ingenious idea! I don’t have a sewing machine but figure I could manage to do that for a change of scenery in my living room Thanks for the great tip!

  • This is pretty much awesome! I DO NOT sew and I have been needing some drapes in a few rooms so you have just solved my problems. I think I’ll try out this curtain trick this weekend! Thanks!

    • Yeah!! Happy to inspire… It really is so simple! Good luck and send pics if you get them done!!

  • Guest

    This is pretty much awesome. I DO NOT sew but I think I could handle this. Love the post and I might be attempting this little curtain trick this weekend!

    • Yeah!! Happy to inspire… It really is so simple! Good luck and send pics if you get them done!

  • Jennifer

    All the pop ups and ads make your site very slow to load. I understand wanting to make money, but the slowness and pop ups are incredibly annoying and have me clicking on your site less and less.

    • Thanks for the heads up Jennifer! We are getting that one pop up removed! We appreciate you 🙂 Have a happy Friday!

  • Julie

    So excited to do this! I’m a “no sew” kind of gal!

  • Carolyn Stockdale Dorr

    How did you do the hooks at top to hang on the rod…

    • Added that to the post… Sorry! Forgot that big detail! 😉

      • Carolyn Stockdale Dorr

        Awesome! Now I love it even more… I have awful curtains in my spare bedroom… this motivates me to do something cool… thanks! 🙂

        • Good! Send pics if you get them done! 🙂

          • Carolyn Stockdale Dorr

            I will – hoping that I win the $100 for free fabric… then it would make the curtains even more amahhhzzzing… lol Thanks for the idea.

  • Linda Crandall

    Love these drapes! I am going to give this a try.

    • Good girl! Send pics when you get it finished! 😉