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Make Your Own No-Sew Drop Cloth Curtains (Guest Room Makeover Wk 5 of 6)

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Make your own no-sew drop cloth curtains with this really easy trick. Save money on curtains and get that rustic farmhouse look too!


Do you have a room that needs curtains but very little budget? Are you okay with an iron but not so good with a sewing machine? Then you’re going to love making your own no-sew drop cloth curtains!

drop cloth curtains on living room window, grey sectional couch, chandelier

I thought now would be a great time to share this tutorial again, since we’ve used drop cloth curtains in our guest bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge

Nope, there’s no actual window in the space! But there are a couple of weird corners on either side of the room at the head of the bed. 

And we’re disguising them rather than fixing them at this point, with our DIY Drop Cloth Curtains!

drop cloth curtains in guest room

Make Your Own No-Sew Drop Cloth Curtains

So, we’ve actually done this project before in our old house. Without sewing, I often use my glue gun and glue. But for this tutorial, I’m using an iron and hem fuse tape instead.

drop cloth curtains on living room window, grey sectional couch, chandelier

drop cloth curtains on living room window, grey sectional couch, chandelier

Make Your Own No-Sew Drop Cloth Curtains (ORC Guest Room Makeover Wk 5 of 6)

Yield: 1 pair curtains
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Make your own no-sew drop cloth curtains with this really easy trick. Save money on curtains and get that rustic farmhouse look too!

Instructions

  1. Cut drop cloth in half, creating two pieces approximately 4’x7.5′.
  2. Iron out the fold lines, spritzing with water if necessary. Iron the raw edge down about 1/2″.
  3. Place hem tape in folded canvas and iron on one side and then the other to fuse together.
  4. Hang rod with appropriate hardware.
  5. Slip curtain rings onto rod and clip canvas onto ring clips.

Notes

Washing the drop cloths before making them into curtains will make your curtains extra soft and pliable!

 

You could even double up the curtains for a fuller look, or let the drop cloth puddle on the floor, like we did  after we switched the living room and dining rooms at our old house.

drop cloth curtains on living room window, grey sectional couch, chandelier

Want another no sew home project? Check out our no sew floor pillows how-to project!

Living room angle with chandelier centered

Or flip the top portion over to create a ruffled look like we did with our guest room drop cloth curtains!

guest bedroom head of bed

Have you made any curtains for your house? What alternate uses have you found for drop cloths?

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