Monday, March 21, 2011

No Sew Curtains

Our house is full of naked windows, so one of my main goals has been to DIY some window treatments. I started with our Master Bedroom, using Young House Love's No Sew Curtains as a guide. Seriously, if you can iron, then you can make your own curtains! I have fallen in love with Stitch Witchery. It's amazing! Plus, there is no way that I could have bought curtains for the same cost that I made these.Here is how they turned out:





 I love them. They make such a difference in the room; and they block out a lot of light (even though they are unlined.) I also have more of this fabric for some pillows & my other window. Here are a few details:

Fabric: Tonic Living Sweet William Teal ($10 / yard - a 10 % discount)
Measurements: 110" x 52" per panel
Hardware: Wal-Mart ($35 for the rings & the rod)
Total Cost: $95

If you haven't tried making your own curtains, don't be daunted! It's as simple as heating up your iron!

To see more of our master bedroom, click here!

24 comments:

the girl in the red shoes said...

Wow, they look great!!!

Leanne said...

Those are gorgeous! Your whole room looks great. Good luck on your upcoming delivery!

emily @ the happy home said...

your room is so pretty! the hardest part of tonic living is figuring out WHICH fabric to choose!

Clandestine Road said...

Your room looks wonderful. Love that fabric.

Adriana said...

Very pretty, I've been wanting to hang curtains in our room too, this is a great idea!

Jacinda said...

They look fantastic! Nice work! I love all the colors and patterns in your master. The curtain fabric is beautiful!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your curtains look great..love the fabric.

Sharstin said...

seriously--lookin so fab chick~ they look great in your room!

the gardeners cottage said...

these are beautiful and i love your bold choice of pattern mixing. i'm such a wuss when i comes to mixing patterns and colors. i can't believe you are doing projects while you are this far along.

xo
janet

Cubarado said...

Awesome Job! They look perfect in your room!

michelle said...

LOVE the curtains!! The fabric is gorgeous and it looks so perfect in your room!!

Mandi Miller said...

Ok, I am seriously intrigued by this. I do NOT sew and I have lots of naked windows in our house too. The curtains I want to buy are way too expensive. Sean's mom said she could make me some but with us living three hours apart it's hard to get together for it. I am checking this out ASAP!

Meghan said...

Love your curtains! I love that fabric - beautiful! Thanks for the comments on my blog - I love that you just posted about Stitch Witchery - I have a post planned for later this week about it!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow this is so impressive.They look beautiful!!

Tatiana said...

WOw! I Love them! I may try to make some as well since:
A: I am in desperate need of curtains.
B: I suck at sewing

Thanks for this cute DIY!

Canaan said...

Those look awesome!! I'm so excited to try them out since I don't own a sewing machine but need some curtains.

Kara said...

These are great!! I love the way they look in your room!! So pretty!

Christy said...

I am in love with that pattern! And wow only 95 bucks. Love seeing all your DIY projects, so inspiring.

LORI said...

If you're in need of faster curtains, you can do the same thing but with sheets. Walmart has some super cute patterns and they're only $9 for a flat twin or $14 for a full set. That's what I did for our bedroom. I had 4 panels done in about 15 minutes bc all you have to do I sew a loop for the rod --- and in your case, since you used the clips you'd just have to iron. :) I didnt do the recommended prewash like the stitch witchery recommends bc I wanted my sheets to stay crisp looking (I was afraid theyd really look like sheets after they were washed). They look awesome :)

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

Fabulous!!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Love that Sweet William fabric! I'm all about the no-sew option when possible. I sewed drapes once and it was such a big job!

Bromeliad said...

Those look fabulous. Love the fabric.

Cindy said...

i love the bedroom redo....the colors are so vibrant and alive now....i love what you've done with everything in your house...it looks and feels so happy!!!

hugs, cindy

Julie said...

I love that fabric you used! We just installed our own no-sew chevron curtains. I can't believe how easy it was and the results were great!