7 DIY No Sew Curtains You Can Make on a Budget!

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No sew curtains are something I’ve been wanting (well, needing) to do for a while.  If you knew the struggles I had with threading a sewing machine you’d completely get why I go on the hunt for ANY craft or home decor improvement that does not involve a sewing machine! 

It’s honestly a bit embarassing. My Grandmother and all my great aunts sewed pretty much everything in their homes and clothes too.  My mom did lots of sewing when I was growing up.  Heck, even my daughter can sew! 

The struggle is real.  So, this brings me to my hunt for inspiration for much needed curtains in my home and I mean EVERY single room!!

diy no sew curtains

1. Roman Shades

Roman shades are a fantastic way to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room without the hassle of sewing. All you need are some fabric glue, a bit of patience, and your favorite fabric.

Simply measure your window, cut the fabric to size, and use fabric glue to attach the fabric to a set of mini blinds. The result is a custom, high-end look that will make your windows stand out.

Another variation is using fabric tape instead of glue for a cleaner look. You can also add decorative trim or ribbon to the edges for an extra pop of style.

Roman shades are particularly great for kitchens and bathrooms where you want to control the amount of light while still maintaining privacy.

2. Flat Sheets into Curtains

no sew curtain with sheet

Turning flat sheets into curtains is one of the most budget-friendly and easiest methods. Simply choose a flat sheet in a pattern or color that complements your room, fold over the top edge to create a pocket for the curtain rod, and use fabric tape or iron-on hemming tape to secure the fold.

Voila, instant curtains!

For a more tailored look, you can add grommets along the top edge of the sheet. This not only makes it easier to slide the curtains along the rod but also adds a professional touch.

Flat sheets are available in a wide range of colors and patterns, making it easy to find the perfect match for any room.

3. Boho Curtains

diy no sew curtains boho chic

Boho curtains are all about embracing a relaxed, eclectic style. Think layers of different fabrics, textures, and patterns.

You can start with a base layer of sheer fabric and add strips of lace, burlap, and colorful fabrics to create a whimsical, bohemian vibe. Use fabric glue or safety pins to attach the layers, and don’t be afraid to mix and match.

Another variation is to use macramé or beaded curtains as a base and then add fabric strips for a unique look. Boho curtains are perfect for creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere in living rooms and bedrooms.

4. Tablecloth Curtains

diy no sew curtains with table cloth

Tablecloths are an often-overlooked resource for no sew curtains. They come in a variety of sizes, patterns, and materials, making them a versatile option.

Simply fold over the top edge to create a pocket for the curtain rod and use fabric tape or clips to secure it. You can also add curtain clips or rings for an even easier hanging solution.

For a more unique look, consider layering two tablecloths of different lengths or patterns. This adds depth and interest to your windows.

Tablecloth curtains are particularly great for dining rooms and kitchens where you want a stylish yet functional window treatment.

5. No Sew Fabric Curtains

ten minute diy curtains no sew

No sew fabric curtains allow for the ultimate customization. Choose any fabric you love, cut it to the desired length, and use iron-on hemming tape to finish the edges.

You can create a simple rod pocket by folding over the top edge and securing it with the hemming tape.

For added flair, consider adding fabric trim or ribbon along the edges or bottom of the curtain. You can also use fabric paint or stencils to create custom designs.

No sew fabric curtains are perfect for any room where you want to showcase your personal style.

6. No Sew White Burlap Curtains

No Sew DIY Burlap Curtains

White burlap curtains offer a chic, rustic look that works well in any room. The natural texture of burlap adds a cozy, farmhouse feel, while the white color keeps it fresh and modern.

Simply cut the burlap to the desired length, use fabric tape to finish the edges, and create a rod pocket by folding over the top edge.

For a more polished look, you can add a lining to the burlap curtains. This not only enhances the appearance but also provides additional privacy and light control.

White burlap curtains are ideal for living rooms and bedrooms where you want a blend of rustic charm and modern elegance.

7. No Sew DIY Curtains from Dish Cloths

Dish Cloths No Sew Curtains

Dish cloths might not be the first thing that comes to mind for curtains, but they are a great option for small windows or as decorative panels. Choose dish cloths in coordinating colors or patterns, and use fabric glue or clips to attach them to a curtain rod.

You can also sew them together using fabric tape to create a larger panel.

For a fun twist, consider mixing and matching different dish cloths to create a patchwork effect. This is a great way to add a pop of color and personality to kitchens and bathrooms.

Dish cloth curtains are an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your windows.

No Sew Curtains are my new obsession!

So, whatcha think?  I can pretty much do all of these and have fun going through some old sheets or hunting the sale bins at some of my favorite fabric stores or even find some table cloths at thrift stores. 

You know your friends and family are all going to notice the change and maybe not know what it was at first, so enjoy the oohs and ahhhhs and yes, you can make your own curtains now too (without a danged sewing machine!).

Want to add a little extra pizzazzzzzzzzzzz with some DIY No Sew Pillows? Check these out for inspiration. It gets cool in the winter months and a great way to save and add some color is by making your own throws, check out some of our no sew fleece projects for some diy inspired ideas.

Thanks bunches for stopping by, I hope y’all found some great ideas and ways to save money on updating your decor!

Hannah R

Hi, my name is Hannah and I'm the founder of Barefoot Budgeting. This site is dedicated to one thing... helping you! Whether it is making a budget, saving money using DIY projects, or even saving by helping you with my favorite recipes I will cover it all! If it helps you save money in your life I want to help!

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