One of the most important elements you can have in a room that really ties it together and makes it look absolutely amazing is the curtains. Curtains add so much color, texture, and depth to the room. They have the power to completely transform the home and give it the look and feel you’re going for.
The problem with curtains is that we’re limited by the selection at our local stores. They typically don’t have exactly what we’re looking for, and usually the selections are WAY overpriced. Often times, if it’s close enough, we end up spending the money and making do just to have something to cover our bare windows.
But what if you could have the style, color, texture, and pattern of curtains that would match your home decor and give you the exact look and feel you’re going for? Wouldn’t you choose that over the less-than-stellar, overpriced commercial offerings instead? Um, yes please!
Made from Premier Prints Suzani Slub Yellow/White fabric.
And that’s where the magic of DIY comes into play! We can be thrifty and creative and still have amazing curtains at a fraction of the price by making them ourselves! We don’t need to settle for pre-made curtains that don’t match our style and tastes!
I know you might be thinking that making DIY curtains sounds complicated, and that you just don’t have the time or know-how, but here’s the thing, it doesn’t have to be this big, huge ordeal to make your own curtains. It is definitely manageable, and if the thought of sewing scares you, you can even make your own curtains without a sewing machine or any sewing know-how.
Made from Premier Prints Traditions Slub Aquarius fabric.
Why You Should DIY Your Curtains
- Making your own DIY curtains will allow you to have amazing, one-of-a-kind curtains that are completely customized for your home and your tastes. No more relying on whatever the manufacturers deem the “best” colors and patterns. When you make your curtains, you open up endless fabric and personalization options!
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- DIYing your own curtains allows you to make curtains that fit your house and windows, so you’re not left trying to make ill-fitting curtains work in your home. The truth of the matter is that the standard curtain sizes of 63 or 84 inches in length just don’t work in every home. And if your windows are slightly wider than the standard curtain width, you have to buy another entire panel just to cover them!
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- Saving money is a huge benefit of making your own curtains. Curtains are expensive! Even the cheap ones at your local Le Mart du Wal add up fast. And if you want nicer and more customized options, the price only goes up from there. DIYing your own curtains means you can spend less money and get even more bang for your buck!
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- You don’t need to know how to sew. Thanks to the magic of iron on tape, you don’t even need a sewing machine to make your own DIY curtains! Though you certainly can sew your curtains, it’s not a requirement, and you definitely shouldn’t let this stand in the way of creating your own gorgeous curtains.
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I sewed all of these curtains for my home, and as I was working on the very last one, as luck would have it, I ran out of thread! I was just beside myself and really wanted nothing more than to hang my beautiful curtains and complete the room that same day.
So I called my husband, as he was about to leave work, and told him I needed him to stop at the store. It was an emergency, after all! Surely he could understand? He was probably expecting me to ask for an ingredient for dinner or something worse like a feminine hygiene product, so I don’t think he was expecting my emergency request to be a spool of white thread. Oh the joys of being married to a crafter!
Made from Waverly Srilanka Indigo fabric.
So what do you think? Are you ready to create your own one-of-a-kind DIY curtains? I highly recommend giving it a try. I think you’ll find it’s easier than it looks, and you’ll be able to completely up your home decor game! You can start out by just doing one or two windows, and see how they turn out, and I guarantee you’ll want to do them for the rest of your home. Then when friends and family ohh and ahh over your curtains and ask where you got them, you can just nonchalantly say “Oh, you can’t buy those. I made them!” like it’s no big deal!
I’d love to hear if I’ve inspired you to make your own DIY curtains in the comments! Let me know what fabric you’ve got your eye on, and feel free to hit me up with any questions you have about making your own curtains! And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so you can receive my weekly DIY and home tips delivered to your inbox!