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5-Minute No-Sew Curtain

5-Minute No-Sew Curtain

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

 

Our early 20th century Victorian home has two original stained glass windows located  at the top and bottom landings of our staircase. The windows are gorgeous and let in a lot of light during the day. During the summer, the sun streaming through the stained glass windows creates a noticeable temperature difference. Although I hate to cover up our beautiful windows, I decided to make a temporary no-sew curtain to help cut down on the added heat.

 

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

How to make an easy no-sew curtain in less than  5 minutes

To make a no-sew curtain you’ll need a piece of fabric wider than and at least double the desired length plus another 4″ or so. Since the Fourth of July is coming up, I pulled out a piece of patriotic-themed fabric that I picked up at a yard sale. Also needed are about 1/2 dozen straight pins and a tension rod long enough to fit inside of the window molding.

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

 

The first step is to fold the fabric in half lengthwise so that the wrong sides are together. The folded edge will be the bottom of our curtain. Great no-sew hem!

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

Next, we’re going to create a rod pocket. Take a measurement of your window and determine how long you want your curtain to be. Now fold the top portion down to form the pocket, making sure to leave enough length in the front  to cover your window. My starting piece of fabric was pretty long, so I’m folding the fabric almost in half. Since this is a temporary curtain, I’d rather not cut my fabric shorter.

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

Insert the tension rod into the pocket. It’s starting to look like a curtain!

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

Use about 5-6 straight pins to form a “seam” about 2″ from the top. I put my end pins a few inches in so that I could pull the fabric over the rod end once it is installed in the window.

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

The curtain is done! Bunch up the fabric on the rod, and let’s go try it in the window!

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

 

After the rod is in place, I pull the fabric past the ends of the rod to cover it completely.

Easy DIY 5 minute no sew curtains

 

Since it was so easy, I made a second one. Now both windows are covered, and the easy no-sew curtains help eliminate the extra heat. When the hot summer heat ends, I’ll disassemble my curtains and return the fabric to my sewing bin.

Do you need to block summer sun from coming into your windows? Give this project a try!

 

 

 

 

 

Amy (91 Posts)

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer full of creative interests! In my spare time, I love to create something new from something old, embark on home decorating and renovation projects, try out new recipes, and attempt to garden. Beyond the artistic pursuits, I have a love for music and enjoy playing the piano and handbells.


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