Easy No Sew Curtains Under 20 Dollars

These Easy No Sew Curtains are under 20 dollars and are the perfect fix for irregular window sizes in older homes. They are also great for anyone wanting to find some cute affordable window coverings.

easy no sew curtains hanging from window

Of all the DIY home projects I have done, this one seems the most basic but boy did it make a difference in my home. We live in an older home, 70 years to be exact as it was built in 1951. The windows in it are a mix of standard sizes and large ones that need a lot of curtains to cover.

Today I am covering two long windows that measure 3 ft (h)and 8 1/2 ft (w). A strange size to be sure and one that I have struggled with finding the right curtains. To be honest, it’s been a pain. Each time I look into this room and see the dirty stained mini blinds left by the old owners.

I feel the tinge of annoyance hit me. It feels like a nuisance staring back at me. I have tried buying fabric but the cost for the good stuff was beyond expensive for the size I needed. When did fabric get so expensive?

One night when I had finished painting the room (again). It hit me. Drop cloth. I quickly scrolled Amazon and found the perfect-sized one that would allow me enough fabric to cover both windows! I wasn’t sure they would look right, I mean they drop cloth for goodness’ sake.

But sure enough, I got them home and measured them. Then made one cut in half. Clipped them up and they are a beautiful window treatment that might not be so temporary after all. They bring a pretty glow to the room and are neutral enough to go with my ever-changing decor in this room. I hope you find these Easy No Sew Curtains Under 20 Dollars to be as helpful as I have.

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Why You Will Love These No Sew Curtains

  • Well first of all, because there is no sewing involved. At all.
  • These window coverings have a nice neutral look to them.
  • They go with any home decor style you have.
  • They well to block out the harsh sunlight.
  • Did I mention, they are under $20 dollars to make.
  • The drop cloth I chose is 100% cotton fabric making them washable.
  • You can have them up in minutes.

What You Will Need To Make Them

Drop Cloth

Curtain Rings for Drapery 40 pack

Curtain Rod 36″-66″

Tips

  • Be sure to measure properly before making any cuts or beginning your project.
  • Place the cut side behind the finished side when hanging. This way the finished side is what is showing.
  • Doubling up the fabric by either folding or placing two cloths together will help create a more heavy-duty window covering. This helps block the sun and makes the window covering appear of higher quality.

Tools You Might Need

  • Screw driver or screw gun (if also hanging a curtain rod)
  • Iron (to help get wrinkles our and create a crease)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

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Directions

Begin by setting out all your material. Lay out the drop cloth.

drop cloth for easy no sew curtains
curtain rod hook for easy no sew curtains

If you don’t already have a curtain rod in place, make sure to hang the brackets first.

measuring the windows for curtains

Measure the size of the window space you would like covered. Then measure the piece of cloth you will need. Make sure to be accurate with your measurements before cutting.

measuring a piece of drop cloth for easy no sew curtains
cutting drop cloth for curtains

Cut the fabric according to your specifications. Depending on the measurements needed, you will either fold the cloth over for double thickness or you can leave it one layer for longer windows. Iron the crease if the fabric is folded over for double layering. If cutting the fabric at the top, you can opt to fold down a half or one-inch piece where you will be placing the hooks.

ironing drop cloth for curtains

Then make a crease with the iron so the fold lays flat. It is a good idea to iron the whole piece of fabric before hanging it to take out any wrinkles.

Taking the drape hooks begin clipping them either at the crease or if not folding over make sure to hook them with the sewn-finished end on the bottom. This will make them look more finished.

placing drape hooks to make easy no sew curtains

Clip the drapery rings no more than 3 inches apart otherwise the curtain may sag if too far apart.

Run the rod through the curtain rings and hang.

It is easy to adjust these hooks as needed.

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Drop Cloth

Curtain Rod 33″-66″

Curtain Rings for Drapery 40 pack

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Yield: 1-2 curtain panels

Easy No Sew Curtains Under 20 Dollars

easy no sew curtains hanging over a window

a simple way to make a cheap good quality curtain without sewing

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 20.00

Materials

  • 1 drop cloth 6 x 9 or other
  • clip on drape or curtain rings

Tools

  • Iron
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin by setting out all your material. Lay out the drop cloth.
  2. If you don't already have a curtain rod in place, make sure to hang the brackets first.
  3. Measure the size of the window space you would like covered.
  4. Then measure the piece of cloth you will need. Make sure to be accurate in your measurements prior to cutting. Cut the fabric according to your specifications.
  5. Depending on the measurements needed, you will either fold the cloth over for double thickness or you can leave it one layer for longer windows. Iron the crease if the fabric is folded over for double layering. If cutting the fabric at the top, you can opt to fold down a half or one-inch piece where you will be placing the hooks.
  6. Then make a crease with the iron so the fold lays flat. It is a good idea to iron the whole piece of fabric prior to hanging it to take out any wrinkles.
  7. Taking the drape hooks begin clipping them either at the crease or if not folding over make sure to hook them with the sewn finished end on the bottom. This will make them look more finished.
  8. Clip the drapery rings no more than 3 inches apart otherwise the curtain may sag if too far apart.
  9. Run the rod through the curtain rings and hang it.
  10. It is easy to adjust these hooks as needed.

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