Today I have a pretty simple DIY project. We’re going to be making a DIY no sew curtain that I used to cover a closet in my office but that you can use for windows, doorways or whatever else you’d like.
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I picked up this table cloth from a small fabric store a few months back for only $2. At the time I didn’t know exactly what I was going to use it for but I couldn’t pass up $2. But I loved that it had a subtle elegant pattern on the fabric and thought that it would be perfect to create a curtain in my office.
In my office I have this exposed closet which I styled (so it looks really nice now). But it still had some exposed lightbulbs, hooks, and miscellaneous things that didn’t look that nice so I decided to cover it with a curtain.
Step 1: Dying My Fabric
This step of course is optional. The tablecloth was red which was the color I wanted but the shade was duller than I liked. I happened to have 2 bottles of red dye on hand. Thought it wouldn’t hurt to dye and see what happened. It wasn’t a huge transformation obviously but I successfully got it a shade darker and just a bit more vibrant.
Step 2: Embellishing our DIY No Sew Curtain
This part is optional as well but I think it helps to make it look more like a curtain and less like a tablecloth. It’s also a great way to get a bit creative and add some elements. I had found a vintage French curtain rod from the 20s as well as some beautiful 60s gold hanging clips from Germany that would make the perfect hanging system for my curtain. The rod was also about 2 feet long so that was the perfect length I needed.
You can of course thrift one, look on Etsy, eBay or Facebook Marketplace for a rod and clips. Or you could probably make one with a wooden dowel and spray paint it.
I also purchased some trim and a tassel for embellishing.
Hanging up my curtain I marked the length of the fabric that I wanted the trim to go on. Essentially the side as it drapes out and the bottom. I used fabric pins to mark the top and bottom and then used some Fabri-Tac to adhere the trim to the edges of the tablecloth.
Step 3: Styling Our Curtain
Once the glue had dried, I hung my curtain back up. I the drilled a whole for a hook that I used to hang my tassel tieback and fed the fabric through. Then I spent some time creating pleats in the fabric and creating that wrapped effect.
And that is how you turn a $2 tablecloth into a DIY no sew curtain. Thanks for reading!
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