Friday, March 11, 2011

A Collection of DIY Window Treatment Tutorials

With my recently arrived fabrics, I plan to make some window treatments. Ahh, but which ones. There are so many cool tutorials out there. Here are a few that I'm admiring:


The Ivy Cottage Blog's No Sew Curtains

 Young House Love's No Sew Curtains


A Fixed Flat Fold Roman Shade by Centsational Girl

Another Take on a Roman Shade by Centsational Girl

A Faux Roman Blind by Hodge:Podge

I'm sure that there are plenty more...do you have a favorite or your own tutorial?

15 comments:

Isabella's Mommy.... said...

these are all great ideas & makes me realize that i still need to make some, for our master & guest bedroom. thanks for the ideas!

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

I'm so glad you posted these. I am looking to make some curtains myself but I would have no clue where to start. Thanks!

Lauren said...

Only you would be thinking about window treatments while nine months pregnant...
That's why we all love to read you! :)

Adriana said...

I'm really loving the fixed flat Roman shade, but it may just be the amazing pattern that is drawing me to it!LOL

Cubarado said...

I dig the Young House Love curtains!! And I just lurv the fabrics your chose! Look forward to seeing the final product!
Your ambition so close to the baby's arrival is super admirable. I do have to say I have a few "home projects" in mind before our baby arrives!

Mary Nevin said...

*THANK YOU* I seriously needed this post, we're moving in a few short weeks and I've needed a little inspiration to motivate me to make my own curtains! happy weekend!! :)

the gardeners cottage said...

i would never be able to do any of these types of projects. i do not have a crafty bone in my body. but i did tie a bow on a purse the other day. hahaha, that's about the extent of my talents.

xo
janet

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Flattered to be part of such great company!

michelle said...

These are all beautiful! I wish I could just make the plain ones. :) A great project to do while waiting. :) I did make pillows when I was 7 months pregnant, that was a chore let me tell you. :)
Hope you are feeling good.

Jacinda said...

Great ideas! And thanks for the fabric website in your last post! I am always looking for unique fabrics and I've never seen that website before! It's fantastic and super reasonable prices!!

Heidi said...

I made valences out of my kids' crib bumper. Good recycling project. Here's the link:

http://spiritualknitter.blogspot.com/2010/06/crib-bumper-to-valence-tutorial.html

Anonymous said...

I have made my own fake Roman shades using this tutorial:

http://www.aprettycoollife.com/2009/08/diy-roman-shade-mistreatment-no-sewing.html

I bought my cheap plastic miniblinds at the Habitat ReStore for onlyu $2.00 each (had to use 2 side by side for each of our 6 foot windows.)

The only thing...... the fabric glue... I used the same kind as shown in the tutorial. It hasn't held up well on the shades that we raise and lower everyday. I actually have decided to cover the back (not shown in tutorial) and before I do that I am going to reglue most parts with a different glue. I will also hand stitch through the blind slat and into the fabric, then I will cover my stiches with a ribbon, going around in a square (so that the finish product will look more like that on one of the tutorials you referenced). Anyway - can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sorry I am posting anonymously.... google isn't liking me today.

Sheena

jen duncan said...

Great post! Thanks for including me. :-)

Sharstin said...

oh i have been wanting to make some curtains! great tutorials--love the roman shades:)

...I Thought I Loved You Then said...

You look fabulous! What have you done to stay healthy and petite during your pregnancy (besides chasing around your little guy)??