How To Make Your Own Curtains

Curtains are a great way to add style and warmth to your home.

They can be made from fabric, or even paper. The possibilities are endless!

You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive curtains either. You can make them yourself for very little money.

If you want to learn how to make your own curtains, then this article will show you everything that you need to know.

So, let's get started!

What You Need to Know Before You Start

Here are a few things to think about before you begin creating DIY curtains:


First, you need to decide what kind of material you would like to use.

There are many different types of materials available, including cotton, linen, silk, wool, polyester, etc.

The type of material you choose depends on the look you want to achieve.

For example, if you would like your curtains to appear more formal than casual, then you should probably go with something like silk.

If you would like your curtains to look more casual, then you could opt for something like cotton.

Do bear in mind that when choosing the type of material you would like to use that you factor in the cost too.

Something like silk will be far more expensive than cotton, for example.

Where To Buy And Budget

Once you have decided which type of material you would like, it is time to start shopping around for some fabrics.

There are lots of places where you can buy cheap curtains online.

These include eBay, Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Craigslist, etc.

When searching for these items, remember to check out the reviews first. This will help you find the best deals.

Size Of Room

It is also important to consider the size of the room in which you plan on hanging your new curtains.

This will determine whether you need to purchase one large curtain panel or multiple smaller ones.

It will also determine how much fabric you will need to cover the whole window.


When making curtains, you might want to take into account the amount of light coming through your windows.

If there isn’t much natural light, then you might not want to hang blackout curtains over your windows.

These curtains will block out as much sunlight as possible and make the room even darker.

However, if you do not mind having some daylight coming through your window, then you can simply hang regular curtains.

Color Scheme

Lastly, another thing to keep in mind is the color scheme of the room. Do you prefer bright colors?

Or maybe you would rather go with pastel shades?

Whatever you choose, just be sure to match your curtains with your furniture and other accessories.

After deciding on the type of material you would prefer, it is time to get started on your project.

Things You Will Need

Things You Will Need

You Will Need:


In this project we used a lightweight cotton fabric in our project.

It was only about $10 per yard making it budget friendly.

Ribbon (Optional)

This is optional but it adds some extra detail.

We decided to use ribbon because it matched the color of the fabric. If you want something different just skip this step.

Thread And A Sewing Machine

For sewing the curtain – but a sewing machine also makes it faster and neater.

If you want to sew by hand, go ahead, but the project may not turn out as neat and may take a while to complete.

Fabric Glue

To attach the curtain rings to the curtain.

Curtain Rings

These are the metal rings that go around the top of the window frame.

You can purchase them at Walmart for around $1.99 each.

A Step-By-Step Guide On Making Curtains

Step 1: Cut Fabric Into Strips

Cutting strips of fabric is easy. First cut two pieces of fabric the same size as the width of your window.

Next, fold one piece of fabric in half lengthwise so that the right sides are together.

Then measure out the distance between the bottom edge of the window and the floor.

This is where you will need to trim off the excess fabric.

Step 2: Sew Curtain Strap

Now sew a strip of fabric along the side of the window with a straight stitch.

Repeat this process until all four sides of the curtain are sewn together.

Step 3: Attach Curtain Rings

Now take the curtain rings and place them onto the outside edges of the curtain.

Use the fabric glue to secure them in place.

Step 4: Add Ribbon (Optional)

If you want to add a little more decoration to your curtains then you can add ribbon.

Simply wrap the ribbon around the curtain and tie it in a bow.

Step 5: Hang Up Your New Curtains

Hang up your new curtains and enjoy decorating your room!

Making your own curtains is an inexpensive way to update your bedroom.

While they may not look like much when you first start, they will grow on you over time.

Why Make Your Own Curtains?

There are many reasons why you should consider making your own curtains.

They are simple to make and cost less than buying store bought ones. They are also very versatile.

You can change their style from day to night by switching out the fabric or adding ribbons.

They are great for a kid's room too.

You can let them choose the fabric they would like, and maybe even let them help. The possibilities are endless.

There are so many ways to personalize your curtains.

You could even hang them above your bed and create a cozy reading nook.

Final Thoughts

Curtains are such a quick and easy DIY project that everyone can do. They are inexpensive and fun to make.

Plus, you get to pick what kind of fabric you want.

So if you’re looking for a fun project to try out, give these curtains a shot.

Not only is it a budget friendly craft project, you can also use them right away. Happy sewing!