You don’t have to know how to sew in order to make curtains. Someone has discovered a way to make curtains without a sewing machine. You don’t even need a needle and thread for this project. Maybe you have wanted curtains for your living room, but buying them is just not in your budget right now or you just have not found the right size to fit your windows. There is a solution right around the corner. No sewing machine needed. You even get to pick the color or pattern for your curtains. With a few simple supplies, you can be well on your way to creating the curtains of your dreams.
Step 1 - Preparation
Take measurements of the window that you are making the curtains for. Now that you have your measurements, take out the fabric of your choice and lay it to be measured. Take your scissors and cut it to the length that you want it but leave at least two to four inches for the pocket of the curtain. Then you want to leave two to six inches for the hem of the curtain. While you are cutting your fabric, it would be a good time to turn your iron on and let it heat up. Once the fabric is cut, you can lay it on the ironing board.
Step 2 - Ironing on Tape
Lay the fusible tape two to 4 inches from the top of your fabric. Fold the remaining fabric over the top of the tape and hold it down so that it will rest on top of the tape. This is how you make the rod pocket so you will want to be sure it is the right size. Now you can begin ironing over the fabric that is over the tape. The tape will begin to heat up and begin to stick to the fabric making the rod pocket. To get a crease free seam, begin ironing on one side and go to the other.
Step 3 - Finishing Touches
To make sure the tape has fused to the fabric, go over it with the iron several times. You may want a hem at the bottom of the curtain. So you can follow the same steps as above and you will be able to have that hem done in no time at all.
You have now learned how to make curtain without sewing a single stitch. It is quite simple and does not take any time at all to make them. There is no hassle with dragging out that old heavy sewing machine and threading the needle trying to get it started. This way all you have to do is pretend like you are ironing your laundry. Take a few measurements and then fabric and tape are all you need to complete the project.