Let me say this out of the gate: I can sew, I just usually choose not to.
(OK, I almost ALWAYS choose not to.)
I sew with a glue gun. (Don’t you judge me.)
I don’t usually buy pre-made curtain panels. I found a great discount fabric store where I can get gorgeous fabrics anywhere from $3 to $8 a yard. (Sometimes even a $1 a yard!) I like to change out the panels in my dining room seasonally. (And I can because fabric is cheap.)
They were a nice warm sage/rust flannel plaid, but spring is here and I wanted something lighter. It was time for them to go.
Here’s my version of how to make No-Sew Curtain Panels:
I bought about 7 yards of a pretty stripe for about $35 bucks. I measure the area I want to cover and then add on about 5 extra inches for hemming and to create the pocket for the rod.
Once I cut the 2 panels, I also wanted to create a valance for the top of the panels. I don’t measure super accurately… I just eyeball it. I knew I wanted the finished “valance” to be about 10 or 11 inches long, so to play it safe I cut two lengths about 14 ”
Take the selvage edge, fold it over and iron it flat. Secure with glue gun or Stitch Witchery.
Once they are adhered to each other, fold over and allow an inch or two for the curtain rod. This is where you are better served by the glue gun than the Stitch Witch. You will be adhering multiple layers of fabric and it will all be hanging off the rod from this point, so go for strongest hold.
Works for me. Cheap, easy and very little time commitment. Which is good, because I’ll probably end up changing them again in a few months…
You can go and visit the Nesting Place to see truly brilliant window “mistreatments.”