Having custom made curtains doesn’t have to be expensive! Make your own with this easy peasy DIY curtains tutorial! Perfect beginner sewing project!
DIY Curtains Sewing Tutorial
The perfect curtains are hard to find, from fabric to design to length etc. So why not make your own? This super easy DIY curtains tutorial will show you how! If you know how to sew a straight stitch, you’re perfect for this project. Great idea if you’re looking for simple sewing projects for beginners!
Buying curtains can get super expensive too, especially when you have to buy loads of them. My house had absolutely no curtains, I needed over 300 ft in curtains and that would’ve cost me a leg and an arm. And probably a little bit of other body parts too lol And I care about my body parts, so dearly! So I decided to make my own, even though I knew this is so time consuming. But since this is one of the easiest, simple sewing projects for beginners, it would’ve been such a shame not to sew my own diy curtains.
This is so easy I could barely call it a tutorial! All you need is some basic sewing skills. This projec consists of a few straight stitches, a little folding and a whole lot of measuring and pinning, which is basically the only “hard” part. And there’s SO.MUCH.FABRIC!!!
I love waking up to a dark room so I got blackout fabric, in a nice neutral color (a light gray with light golden dotty leaves), so it would be a good match to the design and furniture in all rooms. Also I like blackout fabric as I don’t need to add lining to make the curtains thicker and block the light. I used header tape to make the top of my DIY curtains a bit more stiff, to get smaller, thicker pleats and to help me hang the curtains onto the clips easier. To me this method seems the fastest and easiest.
And because I’ve been sewing through thick layers of thick fabric, I used a jeans needle and jeans thread, while keeping the presser foot at a very low tension level. These curtains might be simple sewing projects for beginners but you still need a little prep before starting to work on them. Test on scrap fabric first and determine the needle size and presser foot tension needed for your fabric. If you don’t know how to play around with tension, check out this short and sweet tutorial.
If you’re wondering why my curtains are so long, it’s because I’m a freak, that’s why! Kidding! Two reasons: I actually like them hanging on the floor a little bit, to me it gives a special touch to a room; and also, we will be moving the rods up a little since there’s too much light coming through. And also because I’m a freak, haha!