The way to make your individual DIY no sew curtains with passementerie trim utilizing hem tape for grandmillennial type on a finances.
For the longest time, I’ve envisioned a pair of beautiful grandmillennial cottage type 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. (Imagine me, I’ve tried.)
How do you make curtains with out stitching?
You don’t need to know sew to make curtains or add elaborations. I used one of the best hack to make my very own no sew curtain DIY: hemming tape. It’s a no sew everlasting material adhesive.
The curtains turned out so fantastically! (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 type bed room makeover to make use of for this venture.
Passementerie is a decor element that’s positively trending with the upswing of grandmillennial type. Regardless that designer variations are expensive, it’s pretty straightforward to do your self inexpensively.
When you have some lackluster curtains already hanging in your home windows that you just wish to elevate, this no sew tutorial will certainly come in useful. You should utilize this methodology to make curtains from scratch too.
The way to Change Curtain Headings With Tape
Regardless that I used Warmth n Bond hemming tape for this methodology, you may observe the identical steps simply utilizing scorching glue or a micro sew equipment.
Nevertheless 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 methodology may work on curtains created from scratch as effectively.
The way to Make DIY No Sew Curtains from Scratch
- Measure and lower curtain material 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 cloth over the Warmth n Bond tape.
- Iron it in place to create an edge “seam”.
Extra step-by-step directions are under to show.
Step 1 – Take away current elaborations and/or lower panels to size
Utilizing your material scissors or a seam ripper, lower away any current 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 material on the backside of the panels, sparing about 3 inches that I’d flip underneath 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 an alternative 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 current curtain header.
Run a lighter briskly alongside the lower fringe of the header tape to forestall fraying. You may as well apply clear nail polish alongside the lower header tape to cease fraying.
Step 4 – Iron on one aspect 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 energy 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 aspect of the hemming tape. Place the non-paper aspect of the tape on the bottom of the curtain. (You’ll be able to pin the tape in place if you would like, however I did high-quality with out.)
Set your iron temperature to medium. Press and maintain the iron towards the hemming tape for a couple of seconds till it adheres to the bottom of the curtain panel.
Peel away the paper on the hemming tape that’s presently dealing with up.
Place the header tape on prime of the hemming tape. Press and maintain the iron onto the header tape for a couple of seconds in sections till the hemming tape adheres to it beneath.
You’ll have the ability to hold the brand new header from hooks later.
The way to Add a Curtain Border With out Stitching
I discovered this leaf curtain trim tape for simply $3 per yard! It seems to be so just 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.
Shortly 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 observe the directions on the again of the Warmth n Bond packaging.)
Make certain to concentrate to which aspect of the curtain panel you’re making use of the tape. The left panel could have trim on the correct aspect. The suitable panel could have trim on the left aspect.
Step 3 – Connect trim tape
Take note of the route of your trim tape to make sure the design is right. (I needed the “leaves” to face up within the design of my curtain border.)
Peel away the paper aspect 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 couple of seconds in sections till the hemming tape adheres to it beneath.
The way to Dangle Curtains
Utilizing this header tape, there are many choices for creating pleats. You’ll be able to observe this hook methodology 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.
Dangle the curtain panels “excessive and broad” in order that they’re about 2″-6″ under your crown molding.
Go away about 12″-18″ on both aspect of your window to have room for the curtain panel.
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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 might simply “kiss” the ground. However I used to be fearful they might be too brief after including the hooks. I’d repair that later.
No matter a small flaw or two, they turned out so fantastically! 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 stunning in a front room 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 entails 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
For those who just like the look of passementerie curtains, listed here are extra curtain trim concepts you possibly can add to plain material panels.
This curtain trim seems to be so cute with Regan’s chinoiserie wallpaper! Possibly she’ll simply swap bedrooms with me. 😉
Have you ever ever made your individual DIY curtains or carried out a no-sew methodology earlier than? One in all lately I swear I’ll discover ways to use a stitching machine… simply not at this time.
Extra Window Therapy Concepts
Steadily Requested Questions
Tablecloths, drop cloths, and flat mattress sheets all make nice curtains. Simply hold 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. Nevertheless, you’re buying and selling that cash saved for the time it takes to make them. When you have additional time to spare, go for it!