I can do a lot of things, but sewing is not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to learn how to sew, but I’ve never invested the time to. I’m going to tell you how to make your own curtains, without sewing, AND how to make them quickly and inexpensively!
I have a window on my back door and a small window above my kitchen sink that lets the sun in right around dinner time. So I get blinded the entire time I’m cooking and I finally took the time to stop griping about it and do something about it!
For this project I created two sets of curtains from one shower curtain. Talk about a bargain!
I used this curtain rod for my backdoor and this tension rod for above my sink. My cabinets above my sink are so close together, I couldn’t use a standard curtain rod. It made hanging them much easier anyway! To hang the curtains to the rod I used these hooks from Ikea. I used this adorable shower curtain by Hearth & Hand with Magnolia to make both sets of curtains.
This project is seriously so quick and easy!
First, I hung my curtain rods. If you are able to use a tension rod, it speeds things right along.
Next, I took the shower curtain and folded it in half and cut it down the middle horizontally. That gives you a top half for one set and a bottom half for the other set of curtains. Then I cut those into halves as well. Everywhere I made a cut, I folded the edge over and used fabric hot glue to create a seam. What makes the shower curtain so handy in this project is that you get a factory seam for most of the edges. When hanging the curtains I hung them on the rods so that the factory seam faced the inside of the panel, so you can’t really tell that the less desirable glued side is even there.
I used the Ikea hooks to attach the curtains and voila, the project was complete!
Overall the project cost around $40 and took about 20 minutes to complete. Seriously easy, cost effective and I think it turned out really cute!