How to Make Curtains without Sewing Machine | Easy Guide for Beginners

How to Make Curtains without Sewing

Curtains are excellent accessories for your home. They are a perfect way to add some color and patterns to your home decor. Curtains also aid in maintaining your privacy, blocking excessive sunlight, and keeping your bathroom carpet dry. Most people do not know how to make curtains without sewing though.

Today I will walk you through an easy way to make curtains that don’t require sewing. I will also provide some tips and tricks to make your window coverings look exceptional.

The Easiest Way to Hem Drapes without Sewing

Sewing curtain with proper manner can be an extremely tough job for any beginner and it includes many risks too. But, the good news is that you can pretty easily make an unstitch curtain by following some simple steps. They are given below-

Choose your curtain cloth wisely

Choosing clothes according to the color of the wall and furniture of your home is an important thing. Perfect matching makes both your curtains and rooms look gorgeous.

Curtain should be ruffled not flat

Make sure to get enough volume in your drapes. So the width of the draping should be 1.5 to 2 times the width of the curtain rod.

Determine the curtain length

Determine how long you want your curtains to be. It may be pooled a little on the floor, skimming on the floor, or slightly off the floor. Firstly hem the upper part of the curtain which will be hung on the rod. You can attach hooks or rings to set on the rod. You can also buy curtains with which hooks or rings are readily attached.


Hang your curtain on the rod and measure where you want to hem them. Now mark that position and add another 2 inches (5 cm) of cloths with your desired length. Mark this length and use a straightedge to draw a line. Now cut the extra cloth with scissors.

Applying the hamming tape

Bring the iron board by the side of your drape. Flip the drape that the backside is upon the top of your ironing board. Turn the edge over 1 inch (2.54 cm). Press your iron all along the fold making sure it measures 1 inch (2.54 cm). Repeat folding your edge over again another inch. Now use some wide hem tape. You will find it in crafts and fabric stores. Insert the hem tape in the double folded hem and press the iron. Ironing with proper heat will help attach the tape to your hem.

Alternative of hooks or rings

If you don’t find readily attached hooks or rings with clips. Don’t worry!!  There is also a way to rescue you. Mark 1 inch (2.54 cm) on the upper part of the curtain and draw a straight line. Now measure the radius of the curtain rod and add 1 inch (2.54 cm) with that length. Now mark that length inside a 1-inch line and draw a 2nd line. This extra inch will help the rod to be inserted within the tunnel of draped freely.

Finally, attach the 1 inch (2.54 cm) of cloth with the edge of the 2nd line using hem tape. Leaving the cloth between 2 lines will create a tunnel where you can insert the curtain rod comfortably.

That’s it!  Your DIY no sew curtains are all set to hang on your windows.

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Useful Tips Regarding the Rods of the Curtain

Hang your curtain rods close to the ceiling

Hanging your drapes close to the ceiling gives a look that makes your ceiling feel higher. People generally hang their drapes just above the window right on the trim. A lot of space between the trim and ceiling makes the ceiling feel shorter. So make sure to set up your curtain rod close to the ceiling which makes the room feel much more open. It gives a beautiful tall ceiling effect.

Use a curtain rod wider than the width of your window

This will help you to pull your drapes all the way to either side of the window which makes your window feel wider when the drapes are open. This will create a sense of width showing the whole window. It will also permit a lot of sunlight to enter the room.


I hope this article will assist you to learn how to make curtains without a sewing machine. Once you master this technique, you can have fun experimenting and applying different tactics or designs to it.

Don’t forget to let us know how you make curtains by hand mixing your strategy and following this helpful guide.

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