Easy Steps & Items Needed For Making Curtains Without Sewing
The window treatments or modification will be very expensive for you but you can easily take the help of grommet-top hardware in order to make good looking curtains which will cost you a little money & doesn't require sewing process. If you want to make curtains without sewing then you just need to collect all the required items first and then follow the steps carefully: Here is the list of required items and steps for this process:
Things You Will Need
- Curtain Grommets & Fusible Bonding Tape
- Pins & Tape Measure
- A Sharp Fabric Pencil & Yardstick
- Iron & Scissors
Steps For This Process
- Cut Fabric: First of all, you need to estimate the height as well as the width of the window. Once done, add 4 inches and 16 inches in width & height measurement respectively for each panel of the hems. Measure & cut your curtain fabric according to the taken size.
- Hem Bottom And Top: Now start your work at the bottom of your curtain panel, you just need to lay your curtain fabric pretty-side down, and then fold over at least 4 inches hems & iron it. Fold your hem one more time, another 4-inches by using your first fold as a guide. You need to iron it & then make it flat & your double fold will add weight to the bottom of your panel so it will hang nice & straight like professionally sewn curtains. Now you need to place the binding tape at the edge of the hem betwixt the layers & press it with your iron until you see that the hem now sticks together. Repeat this process at the top of your panel.
- Hem Sides: Next you need to make a double hem on the long sides of your curtain. You just need to lay your fabric pretty-side down & fold it over a 1-inch hem. Now measure & pin it for keeping it straight & then you need to do ironing & make it flat. Remove all the pins & by using the first fold as your guide simply fold your hem over again one more inch & iron it to flat. Tuck your binding tape into your fold & iron your hem again gradually. Make sure that your iron is good & hot so those little beads of glue melt & fuse your hem together. Perform this step again for the other long side of the curtain.
- Measure And Cut Grommet Holes: After that, you need to arrange your grommets on your top hem, equally space them to know how many to use. It is also important to have an equal number of the grommets so that the unfinished side of your curtain is folded in at both ends. You need to use the template provided with your grommets & a fabric pencil in order to carefully trace each grommet placement, near about 2-3/4" from the top edge area. Once the circles are drawn then you need to use a sharp pair of the fabric scissors to make a little laceration in the center of the circle, through with both layers of fabric. Arrange the curtain nice & flat so that the 2 layers are now perfectly parallel & neatly cut out the circle. The grommets are already thick about a half-inch, so they will cover up this edge if it is little unequal, but you still want it to be as close as possible.
- Add Grommets Finally, place the back of grommet, which has the raised lip around the inside edge, through with the backside of the hole & be sure that it fits. If you need to trim off a little extra fabric then you can do it now. Then snap the front half of your grommet into place. Repeat the same process for your other grommet holes.