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Easy No Sew Curtains Under 20 Dollars

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These Easy No Sew Curtains really are under 20 dollars and are the perfect fix to irregular window sizes in older homes. They are also great for anyone just wanting to find some cute window coverings without it costing a fortune.

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 curtain 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 from the old owners, I feel the ting 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 perfectly sized one that would allow me enough fabric to cover both windows! I wasn’t totally sure they would look right, I mean they are drop cloth for goodness sakes. But sure enough I got them home, measured and made my 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.

What You Will Need To Make These Easy No Sew Curtains

Drop Cloth

Curtain Rod 36″-66″

Curtain Rings for Drapery 40 pack

Directions For Making Easy No Sew Curtains

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 on your measurements prior to 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 prior to hanging 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 then 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

If you make these drapes and love the them I would love it if you would come back and give them 5 stars!

easy no sew curtains hanging over a window

Easy No Sew Curtains Under 20 Dollars

Yield: 1-2 curtain panels
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: easy

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

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 on 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 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 then 3 inches apart otherwise the curtain may sag if too far apart.
  9. Run the rod through the curtain rings and hang.
  10. It is easy to adjust these hooks as needed.

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