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

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In this post: 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!

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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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home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

I'd love to chat with you in the comments!

15 Comments

  1. Hi Shannon,
    Love this!! Love! Spent a couple of hours with a glass of wine on my porch yesterday and went through your blog – wow – just wow. Love it. I feel like I had a visit with you and Dean in your house (houses). It was so great to meet and hang out with you at Haven, and I’m SUPER excited to see your full dining room reveal! xxWendy

    1. Aw, thank you. I so wish you could come visit for real. Well, not today – it’s pretty messy. I’ve only just started unpacking and doing laundry! So glad you decided to take the limo with us from the airport! xo, S.

  2. Your curtains look lovely. What caught my eye, was the Bible verses that you have on either side of the window. Do you have them on your site as downloads? Or where could I get them>

  3. Shannon, I love these! So fabulous! Also, LOVE your chandelier. Where did you get that? Can’t wait to see the full reveal soon 🙂

    Danielle x

  4. Thank you – love it!
    Can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent looking for window covering options/ideas. Everything either seemed too over-the-top (decadent) or on looking on the cheap side. I think this will create the look/feeling I’m looking for.
    Appreciate that you also provide links to where the materials can be obtained.
    Wish me luck! Thanks Diane