How to make curtains

How to make curtains?Curtains are a necessary evil in most homes. They block out the light, keep out the cold, and can add a touch of style to any room. But they can also be a pain to make. If you’ve ever tried to make your own curtains, you know what we’re talking about. There are a million different ways to make curtains, and it can be hard to know where to start. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this post, we’ll show you how to make curtains that are both stylish and easy to make. Trust us, it’s not as difficult as it seems.

Gather your materials

You will need the following materials to make your curtains:

-Fabric of your choice (enough to cover your window/s plus some extra for hems and trim)
-Matching thread
-Tape measure or ruler
-Iron and ironing board
-Sewing machine (or you can sew them by hand)

If you plan on adding a lining to your curtains, you will also need:
-Lining fabric (again, enough to cover your window/s plus some extra for hems)
-Pencil or chalk
-Straight edge


Cut your fabric

To make curtains, you will need to cut your fabric to the correct size. The first step is to measure the width and length of your window.

Next, you will need to decide how much fabric you want to use for your curtains. A good rule of thumb is to use twice as much fabric as the width of your window. This will allow you to create full, gathered curtains.

Once you have decided on the amount of fabric you need, cut it to size using a sharp scissors. Be sure to cut straight lines so that your curtains will hang evenly when finished.

Sew the fabric together

To sew the fabric together, you will need a sewing machine and thread. Start by sewing the two panels together at the top with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Then, sew the bottom hem in place. To do this, fold the fabric over 1 inch and press it with an iron. Then, sew it in place with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Finally, sew the side seams together.

Hang your curtains

When it comes to dressing your windows, hang your curtains high and wide. This will give the illusion of taller windows and make your room feel more open and airy. To get the most out of your curtains, hang them close to the ceiling and extend them beyond the width of your window. If you have a lot of windows in one room, consider hanging a rod in the middle so you can pull all the curtains to one side when you want to let in natural light.

What supplies you will need

To make Curtains, you will need:
1. 2-3 yards of fabric per window
2. Coordinating thread
3. A sewing machine
4. Iron and ironing board
5. A straight edge or a yard stick
6. A pencil
7. Scissors
8. Tape measure

How to measure your windows

There are a few things you need to know in order to measure your windows for curtains. First, you will need a measuring tape and a pencil. Second, you need to determine how high you want your curtains to hang. Third, you will need to measure the width of your window from one side to the other. Finally, you need to add an extra half inch on each side of the curtain for the rod pocket.

How to cut the fabric

To cut the fabric for your curtains, you will need a measuring tape and a sharp pair of scissors. First, measure the width and height of your window to determine how much fabric you will need. Then, add an extra 2-3 inches to each side for hemming.

Next, lay out your fabric on a flat surface and fold it in half lengthwise. Use the measuring tape and scissors to cut along the fold line. You should now have two pieces of fabric that are the same size.

Now it’s time to cut the fabric for the curtain panels. For each panel, you will need two pieces of fabric that are twice the width of your window plus 4-6 inches for hemming (this will vary depending on how wide you want your panels to be). To cut the fabric, first fold it in half widthwise, then use the measuring tape and scissors to cut along the fold line. You should now have four pieces of fabric that are all the same size.

How to sew the fabric

When it comes to making curtains, there are a few things you need to take into account. The first is the fabric. You’ll want to choose a fabric that is both durable and stylish. Something like cotton or linen is a good option.

Next, you need to measure the fabric. You’ll need to know how much fabric you need in order to cut it correctly. Once you have the measurements, you can start cutting the fabric.

After the fabric is cut, it’s time to start sewing. You’ll want to use a sewing machine for this step. If you don’t have one, you can hand-sew the curtains. Start by sewing the side seams and then hemming the bottom of the curtain.

Once the curtains are sewn, you can hang them up in your window. Make sure to use hooks or rings so they hangs evenly. And that’s it! You’ve now made your own curtains!

How to install the curtains

Assuming you have already purchased your curtains, installing them is relatively easy. First, measure the width of your window and determine how high you want the curtains to hang. Add 2-3 inches to each measurement to allow for overlap. Next, using a drill or screwdriver, install curtain brackets at your desired height. Make sure they are level before attaching the curtains. Finally, simply slide the curtains onto the brackets and enjoy your new window treatment!

Supplies needed

Assuming you don’t already have a curtain rod, in addition to fabric and scissors, you will need:

-a drill
-a screwdriver
-nails or screws
-a measuring tape
-a level

Step-by-step guide

Assuming you would like a step-by-step guide on how to make curtains:

1. Decide on the fabric you want to use. Cotton is a popular choice because it’s inexpensive and easy to work with, but you can also use linen, velvet, or any other fabric you like.

2. Cut the fabric to the desired size. You’ll need two panels for each window, so make sure to allow for plenty of extra material.

3. Hem the edges of the fabric panels by folding over the edge and sewing it down. This will give your curtains a nice finished look.

4. Use curtain hooks or rings to attach the panels to your curtain rod. Make sure to hang them high enough so that they don’t block any part of the window.

5. Enjoy your new curtains!


Tips and tricks

1. Hang your curtains at eye level. This will make them appear longer and help to create the illusion of taller windows.

2. Use a light-colored fabric for your curtains. This will help to brighten up your room and make it appear more spacious.

3. Choose a simple design for your curtains. Avoid overly complicated patterns or embellishments which can make your room look cluttered and small.

4. Hang your curtains close to the window. This will maximize the amount of light entering your room and make it appear more open and airy.

5. Use tiebacks or holdbacks to keep your curtains open during the day. This will allow natural light to enter your room and help to brighten it up.


Making your own curtains is a great way to add a personal touch to your home décor. And it’s not as difficult as you might think! With our step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to make beautiful curtains in no time. So what are you waiting for? Get started today and see the difference homemade curtains can make in your home.


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