Find out how to make your individual DIY no sew curtains with passementerie trim utilizing hem tape for grandmillennial model on a funds.
For the longest time, I’ve envisioned a pair of attractive grandmillennial cottage model curtains for the bed room for our youthful daughter ever since I hung the chinoiserie wallpaper on this house.
There have been solely two issues:
1. Curtains with that fairly passementerie element are insanely expensive. I like these trimmed curtains from Frontgate, however they value over $1,000 for only one panel!
2. I can’t sew if my life is determined by it. (Consider me, I’ve tried.)
How do you make curtains with out stitching?
You don’t should know the way to sew to make curtains or add elaborations. I used the very best hack to make my very own no sew curtain DIY: hemming tape. It’s a no sew everlasting cloth adhesive.
The curtains turned out so superbly! (And price about $50 for each curtain panels by upcycling previous curtains.)
I saved these pom pom trim curtains we had in our older daughter’s room after her Swedish cottage model bed room makeover to make use of for this mission.
Passementerie is a decor element that’s positively trending with the upswing of grandmillennial model. Despite the fact that designer variations are expensive, it’s pretty simple to do your self inexpensively.
When you’ve got some lackluster curtains already hanging in your home windows that you just wish to elevate, this no sew tutorial will certainly turn out to be useful. You need to use this technique to make curtains from scratch too.
Find out how to Change Curtain Headings With Tape
Nonetheless these two various strategies aren’t fairly as sturdy. I extremely counsel utilizing Warmth n Bond.
Earlier than including the curtain trim, I modified the curtain heading first for a extra tailor-made look. This technique may work on curtains produced from scratch as nicely.
Find out how to Make DIY No Sew Curtains from Scratch
- Measure and lower curtain cloth of your selecting to the width and size you want.
- Create a completed edge across the perimeter of the material by folding 1 inch of material over the Warmth n Bond tape.
- Iron it in place to create an edge “seam”.
Extra step-by-step directions are beneath to show.
Step 1 – Take away present elaborations and/or lower panels to size
Utilizing your cloth scissors or a seam ripper, lower away any present trim. I simply snipped the pom poms off of my previous panels.
I additionally measured how lengthy I wanted the curtains to be on the brand new window and lower off any extra cloth on the backside of the panels, sparing about 3 inches that I’d flip beneath to make a completed hem later.
I needed these curtains to hold from curtains rings. However I needed the clear look of header tape as a substitute of utilizing ring clips. So I lower off the again tabs first with the material scissors.
Step 3 – Measure and lower curtain header tape
I used this curtain header tape, measuring it to the size of my present curtain header.
Run a lighter briskly alongside the lower fringe of the header tape to forestall fraying. You too can apply clear nail polish alongside the lower header tape to cease fraying.
Step 4 – Iron on one facet of hemming tape
Measure and lower two lengths of Warmth n Bond tape alongside the bottom of the curtain panel header.
(I found I purchased the mistaken power of Warmth n Bond for this step. I extremely suggest this heavy weight Warmth n Bond to deal with this job.)
Take away the paper backing from one facet of the hemming tape. Place the non-paper facet of the tape on the bottom of the curtain. (You possibly can pin the tape in place if you need, however I did nice with out.)
Set your iron temperature to medium. Press and maintain the iron towards the hemming tape for a number of seconds till it adheres to the bottom of the curtain panel.
Peel away the paper on the hemming tape that’s at the moment dealing with up.
Place the header tape on prime of the hemming tape. Press and maintain the iron onto the header tape for a number of seconds in sections till the hemming tape adheres to it beneath.
You’ll be capable of grasp the brand new header from hooks later.
Find out how to Add a Curtain Border With out Stitching
I discovered this leaf curtain trim tape for simply $3 per yard! It seems so much like the trimmed curtains from Frontgate I fell in love with.
Step 1 – Measure and lower trim and hemming tape
Measure and lower the Warmth n Bond tape and the trim to be the identical size because the curtain panel.
Rapidly run a lighter alongside the lower fringe of the trim or apply clear nail polish to forestall fraying.
Step 2 – Connect hemming tape
Use the identical process as Step 4 above to iron on the hemming tape on the fringe of the curtain panel. (Simply comply with the directions on the again of the Warmth n Bond packaging.)
Ensure that to concentrate to which facet of the curtain panel you’re making use of the tape. The left panel can have trim on the proper facet. The proper panel can have trim on the left facet.
Step 3 – Connect trim tape
Take note of the path of your trim tape to make certain the design is right. (I needed the “leaves” to face up within the design of my curtain border.)
Peel away the paper facet of the hemming tape.
Place the trim tape on prime of the hemming tape. Press and maintain the iron onto the trim tape for a number of seconds in sections till the hemming tape adheres to it beneath.
Find out how to Cling Curtains
Utilizing this header tape, there are many choices for creating pleats. You possibly can comply with this hook technique for DIY pinch pleat curtains.
I selected to stagger the pleating hooks. Simply push the prongs of the pleating hooks into the areas of the header. I completed it with these gold curtain rings.
Cling the curtain panels “excessive and huge” in order that they’re about 2″-6″ beneath your crown molding.
Go away about 12″-18″ on both facet of your window to have room for the curtain panel.
Associated: Find out how to Cling Curtains
I used this upholstery steamer to iron out any wrinkles. It’s my go-to upholstery steamer I’ve used for years and it by no means fails me.
In hindsight, I ought to have hemmed these curtains simply 1 inch shorter so they’d simply “kiss” the ground. However I used to be nervous they’d be too brief after including the hooks. I would repair that later.
No matter a small flaw or two, they turned out so superbly! Contemplating these value me simply $50 and the curtains that impressed this look would have value over $2,000, I’d say that’s an enormous victory.
These passementerie curtains be lovely in a lounge or eating room too.
Passementerie is the artwork of making ornamental trimmings and decorative equipment, usually used to adorn clothes, textiles, and furnishings.
Stemming from the French phrase “passements” that means trimmings, it includes crafting intricate designs utilizing supplies like silk, metallic threads, beads, ribbons, and cords so as to add embellishment and luxurious to numerous objects.
Curtain Trim Concepts
If you happen to just like the look of passementerie curtains, listed here are extra curtain trim concepts you may add to plain material panels.
This curtain trim seems so cute with Regan’s chinoiserie wallpaper! Perhaps she’ll simply change bedrooms with me. 😉
Have you ever ever made your individual DIY curtains or executed a no-sew technique earlier than? Considered one of lately I swear I’ll discover ways to use a stitching machine… simply not as we speak.
Extra Window Therapy Concepts
Ceaselessly Requested Questions
Tablecloths, drop cloths, and flat mattress sheets all make nice curtains. Simply grasp them on a curtain rod with clip rings, and also you’re set!
Kitchen towels make nice no sew cafe curtains too.
Stitching your individual curtains is normally cheaper than shopping for. Nonetheless, you might be buying and selling that cash saved for the time it takes to make them. When you’ve got further time to spare, go for it!