12 DIY Curtains | DIY Formula

12 DIY Curtains

Curtains are a great addition to any room that helps add a touch of personality. Finding the right curtains to match your taste and style can be a little harder and sometimes costs a lot. Here is a list of DIY curtains that range from no-sew projects to roman shades. The fabric choices are all up to you so you can pick just the right pattern for your home.

1. DIY Rod Pocket Curtain

Creating a DIY rod pocket curtain is a breeze with this tutorial. This project is great for all levels of sewers.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials you need:

Fabric
Fabric scissors
Rotary cutter and mat
Pins
Thread
Measuring tape
Fabric marker
Sewing gauge (Optional)
Iron

2. DIY No Sew Grommet Curtains

These DIY grommet curtains look polished and require no sewing skills. With just a little time, these grommet curtains will add a personal touch to your windows.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials you need:

Fabric
Measuring tape
Grommet tape
Grommets
Stitch witchery
Pins
Fabric scissors
Fabric marker
Sewing gauge (Optional)
Iron

3. DIY Roman Shade

These DIY roman shades are a great alternative to traditional curtains. This step-by-step guide walks you through all the steps to adding this great feature to your windows. Instead of gluing the dowels on, you can also create pockets for the dowels to slide into with leftover fabric to make these curtains easier to wash.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials you need:

Fabric
Drapery lining fabric
Heavy duty thread
Fabric scissors
Measuring tape
Fabric marker
Roman shade ribs
Metal rod
1″ Nylon white fastening tape (hook and loop)
Sew-on rings
Eye ring lag screw
Roman shade cord lock
Roman shade lift cord
Cord condensers
Two-by-two-by-four
Mounting screws
Staple gun with staples

4. DIY Pencil Pleat Curtain

A pencil pleat gives these DIY curtains a fun look for any room in your house. The pleater tape makes it easy to adjust the pencil pleats, making them fully customizable.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials you need:

Fabric
Pleater tape
Drapery hooks
Thread
Pins
Fabric scissors
Eyelet curtain ring (optional)
Iron

5. DIY $10 Curtains

If you’re looking for cheap DIY no-sew curtains that still look great, this tutorial uses bed sheets to achieve just that. If the sheets are too long for your window, using hem tape can shorten the curtain and still be a no-sew project.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
Materials you need:

• 2 Twin flat sheets
Fabric scissors
Fabric marker
Measuring tape

6. DIY No-Sew Blackout Curtains

Already have curtains you love but they let too much light through? This tutorial shows how to make DIY blackout curtains to your existing ones without having to sew them on.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
Materials you need:

Blackout drapery fabric
Spray adhesive
Fabric fuse
Fabric scissors
Iron

7. DIY Tablecloth Curtains

A linen tablecloth can make a great DIY curtain. They come already hemmed so there is little sewing to be done. They also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns to match your home.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
Materials you need:

Tablecloth
Measuring tape
Pins
Sewing gauge (Optional)

8. DIY Tab-Top Curtains

For a more casual look, these DIY curtains use fabric tabs to attach to the curtain rods. This makes it easier for taking them down, washing them and repairing the tabs if necessary.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 1 hour
Materials you need:

Fabric
Fabric scissors
Rotary cutter and mat
Pins
Thread
Measuring tape
Fabric marker
Sewing gauge (Optional)
Iron

9. DIY Reversible Curtain Tops

If you have a large window facing the street and want people passing by to enjoy your beautiful curtains as much as the people inside do, this tutorial walks you through making a DIY curtain that is reversible. Both sides can be the same thing, or you can have two different looks. The video does assume you know some sewing techniques but does a great job explaining things for beginners.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 2 hours
Materials you need:

Fabric
Fabric scissors
Rotary cutter and mat
Pins
Thread
Measuring tape
Fabric marker
Sewing gauge (Optional)
Iron

10. DIY Pinch Pleat Curtain

Pinch pleats, also called French pleats, are a great traditional look. These DIY curtains are easy to make and with pleater tape and hooks, you can make perfect pleats.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Materials you need:

Fabric
Pleater tape
Pleater hooks
Fabric scissors
Hand-sewing needle (optional)
Thread
Measuring tape
Fabric marker
Pins
Iron

11. DIY Goblet Pleat Curtains

If you want an elegant look to your stationary curtains, these DIY curtains have a goblet pleat. There are no foam inserts to worry about sewing around, making this look quick and easy to make.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials you need:

Drapery fabric (a thicker fabric will help hold the shape better)
Goblet pleat tape
Drapery hooks
Fabric scissors
Thread
Measuring tape
Pins

12. DIY Cafe Curtains

Here is a way to get a cute DIY cafe-style curtain without any sewing. They can also be used to create a tiered curtain look as well.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
Materials you need:

Fabric
Hem tape
Fabric scissors
Measuring tape
Iron

Conclusion

DIY curtains can help add a personal “home” feel to any place. When you can pick and choose the perfect combination of color and style, your windows can tell everyone that visits your home all about you. Let us know which curtain you made and what material you made it with. We can’t wait to see your finished curtains! If you’d like, you can further customize your home with these amazing DIY chandeliers.

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