Easy-Peasy DIY: No-Sew Curtains

I really do not have time for many home décor projects, since I dedicate most of my time to my job, and all I want to do when I get home is relax. But sometimes an easy DIY project will come along and be something that will make a major difference with very little work. This is my kind of DIY project: no sew curtains!

No-Sew CurtainsItems Needed:

  • 5-6 yards of fabric
  • iron-on adhesive
  • iron
  • tape measure
  • scissors
  • a large flat workspace


Step One: Begin by measuring your fabric panels for the desired length based on your window dimensions. Add two extra inches for the top and bottom hems, and cut each panel to the correct length.

Step Two: Working on the wrong side or back side of your fabric, place the adhesive tape with the paper side up onto the bottom edge of your fabric panel.

Step Three: Carefully iron over the adhesive strip, making sure to hold the iron for about 2-3 seconds on each section of the paper backing. Let it cool; then peel off the paper.

Step Four: Fold over about 3/4? of the edge of the fabric, and iron to create a crease, holding the iron for 8-10 seconds on each section of the hem. Gently check to make sure the fabric has adhered. Repeat all steps until you have folded over and bonded all four sides of your curtain panels.

Step Five: Clip on curtain rings to each of your panels, and then slide them onto your curtain rod. I used seven rings per panel, but it’ll depend on the width of your curtains.