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.

    • Shanty2Chic

      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

    • Shanty2Chic

      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.

    • Shanty2Chic

      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!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Hey Laurie! I have actually done several window treatments using drop cloth! It is perfect because the color from the outside of the house is neutral leaving you no reason to line them… Easy! Here is another tutorial I did on them…

  • CityGirlCountryBloke

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic

      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!

    • Shanty2Chic

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

      • CityGirlCountryBloke

        Sorry. This comment was me! I was figuring out the Disqus thing. Lol!

  • 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.

    • Shanty2Chic

      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!

    • Shanty2Chic

      You are in good company! 😉

  • Carolyn Stockdale Dorr

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

    • Shanty2Chic

      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! :)

        • Shanty2Chic

          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.

    • Shanty2Chic

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