Sunday, January 22, 2012

No Sew Curtains

I recently re-did my daughter's bedroom and was having a hard time finding curtains.  I wanted a valance and I wanted a pattern.  90% of what I found was either a solid color or way out of my price range.

I had seen something similar to this way back and while in Joann's for another reason I remembered it.


Picked out one patterened print and white broadcloth.  I got a yard of each and since it was on sale I think I may have spent $6 on the fabric. Her double window is 60 inches and two yards worked perfectly.  I then cut a small snip for the width of my strips and ripped the fabric which served two purposes for me; I can't cut a straight line and I like the wavy texture it gives it.  Each strip is a yard long.

Rotating the fabric I looped it over the rod and pulled it tight.







Here is a picture but please forgive because no matter how hard I tried I could not get a good picture with the light.



Her room has one wall painted pink and the fabric matches perfectly!

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35 comments:

  1. I did this very thing in my sewing studio on one of the windows. I have 11 windows in my sewing studio and I was TIRED of buying curtains.. I was short two.. so I did this and I love it here as much as I love it on my window! Nice job!

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  2. Hmmmm.... now I'm thinking about the same thing but as a "fly-curtain" over the double-doors into my studio to spice them up a bit :)

    Love it!

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  3. Neat idea - and so simple too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. your kidding! the curtains look great! Great idea!

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  5. Oh that is so cute and so fun. I bet she loves it. Thanks so much for sharing at our LInk It Up Thursday party.

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  6. I did these, too!!
    Come check mine out at:http://whatmeeganmakes.blogspot.com/2011/12/window-treatments.html
    Fun, fun, fun stuff!!
    Great blog!!
    Meegan

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  7. Great job!! I made a tutu curtain a few years ago...which is how I fell in love with crafting! Yours is adorable!!! Thank you so much for linking up with the frog this week!

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  8. Great idea. I will have to try a version of this for my sons room. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

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  9. This is such a great idea! I keep finding such great tutorials on your blog. I will be sharing your blog link with our Bowdabra Facebook Readers. Your tutorial has given me the inspiration to make something very similar except I am going to try using ribbon. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Sarah Forhan, Bowdabrablog.com Designer

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  10. Ooh, I love it! What a fun idea! Just may have to make these for my sewing room...or as valances for the kitchen...or...

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  11. Did someone say no sew? Hello! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love this! Easy, but really adds some character! So fun.

    Thanks for linking up to Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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  13. So cute! I love easy things like this that still make a big impact! Thanks for sharing at my party!

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  14. Great idea! I love it! Thanks for inspiring me this week!
    ~Julie @ Singing Three Little Birds

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  15. Donna, love it! Thank you so much for sharing this at Drab to Fab. Please come back next week and share some more of your great ideas. (They can be old or new). I hope you have a great week!
    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  16. This is a fabulous idea!!! So simple but creative.. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  17. That's so cute! I'm pretty sure I could do that. ;) I love simple and elegant. What a great style.

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  18. Your valance is so pretty and so creative! Thank you for sharing your lovely idea at Potpourri Friday!

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  19. What a fun idea!! I should do this in every window of our rental! :) Thanks so much for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  20. Great idea.. Fun to have in a room.. Thanks for linking up!

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  22. Great idea and a pretty way for the decoration. Simply lovely and airy.

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  23. This turned out great. I love doing this.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  25. I love it! This and the rod is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your creative how-tos, I’ll be linking.

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