No-Sew Curtains Tutorial

No-Sew Curtains 

        Well…we’ll see how much of a tutorial this is!  I simply wanted to make a shower curtain and a valance for the bathroom as I couldn’t find what I liked in the store.  I don’t have a sewing machine (yet aspire to have one) and honestly didn’t do well in my high school clothing and fashion course.  I was only in high school! Sewing was not on my priority list after all.  I googled the net in search of how to make no-sew curtains and figured there must be a way…I found lots of good sites and advice, but the best place I found was on the site younghouselove.com – I will include the link. Follow this link for more info:

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        Anyone can do this…it’s really true.  All you need is stitch witchery (from the local fabric store - I got mine from Joanne’s Fabrics in Scranton), scissors, a marking pen, measuring tape, an old washcloth or rag and an iron.  Not to mention the fabric of your choice – this is the fun part!  I used about 5-6 yards for my project.  The lady at the counter can advise youon how much fabric to purchase which is what I did because I forgot my measurements…don’t you do that!  I will simply link you to the video tutorial as it explains it all…I actually made a rod pocket for my curtains rather than using ring clips which worked fine, but the ring clips would likely allow for opening and closing of the curtains better.  I will use these on my next project. 
        It took about two hours for me with Emma in tow, but it was worth it as I really like how they turned out.  I was able to match up the shower curtain and the valance.  Do note that I ‘didn’t need a shower curtain liner as I have big honkin’ shower doors to keep the curtain dry. I suppose a liner would protect your curtain from the water.  it is also important to note that (honestly) Emma picked out the fabric…didn’t she do a nice job?  Good luck!

Gather your supplies

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Emma holding up the measurements - I find its always best to
somehow include the kids when doing projects!
How else woud they ever get done???

?

Making an even hem

My matching valance (yes, the window is a smidge dirty)

My new shower curtain (I created 2 panels as the
curtain was so wide) – love the results!
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  1. I will post my own comment…I just tried Heat and Bond Tape and this is an awesome product and worked much better than the stitch witchery! So much easier and a better bonding product!
    Stacey :o)

  2. Thanks so much for coming and linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!! Make sure to come by tomorrow for a giveaway!! :)

  3. Thank you Kristen for visiting – I may just come back and visit you soon as well!
    Stacey :o)

  4. The post is tutorial no sew curtains. Useful post

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No-Sew Curtains Tutorial

No-Sew Curtains 

        Well…we’ll see how much of a tutorial this is!  I simply wanted to make a shower curtain and a valance for the bathroom as I couldn’t find what I liked in the store.  I don’t have a sewing machine (yet aspire to have one) and honestly didn’t do well in my high school clothing and fashion course.  I was only in high school! Sewing was not on my priority list after all.  I googled the net in search of how to make no-sew curtains and figured there must be a way…I found lots of good sites and advice, but the best place I found was on the site younghouselove.com – I will include the link. Follow this link for more info:

getting-the-hang-of-it/

        Anyone can do this…it’s really true.  All you need is stitch witchery (from the local fabric store - I got mine from Joanne’s Fabrics in Scranton), scissors, a marking pen, measuring tape, an old washcloth or rag and an iron.  Not to mention the fabric of your choice – this is the fun part!  I used about 5-6 yards for my project.  The lady at the counter can advise youon how much fabric to purchase which is what I did because I forgot my measurements…don’t you do that!  I will simply link you to the video tutorial as it explains it all…I actually made a rod pocket for my curtains rather than using ring clips which worked fine, but the ring clips would likely allow for opening and closing of the curtains better.  I will use these on my next project. 
        It took about two hours for me with Emma in tow, but it was worth it as I really like how they turned out.  I was able to match up the shower curtain and the valance.  Do note that I ‘didn’t need a shower curtain liner as I have big honkin’ shower doors to keep the curtain dry. I suppose a liner would protect your curtain from the water.  it is also important to note that (honestly) Emma picked out the fabric…didn’t she do a nice job?  Good luck!

Gather your supplies

?
Emma holding up the measurements - I find its always best to
somehow include the kids when doing projects!
How else woud they ever get done???

?

Making an even hem

My matching valance (yes, the window is a smidge dirty)

My new shower curtain (I created 2 panels as the
curtain was so wide) – love the results!
copyright 2010 Embracing Change at yourblogname.blogspot.com
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.
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  1. I will post my own comment…I just tried Heat and Bond Tape and this is an awesome product and worked much better than the stitch witchery! So much easier and a better bonding product!
    Stacey :o)

  2. Thanks so much for coming and linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!! Make sure to come by tomorrow for a giveaway!! :)

  3. Thank you Kristen for visiting – I may just come back and visit you soon as well!
    Stacey :o)

  4. The post is tutorial no sew curtains. Useful post

    Blinds

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