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DIY Curtains – 25 Easy Ways to Make Your Own!

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Transform your space with ease by making your own DIY curtains using one of these fabulous tutorials!

I am an avid DIYer so I can wholeheartedly admit that making my own curtains is something I enjoy.

If you ever thought about it but felt like it would be too difficult I am hoping to change your mind.


There are so many wonderful DIY curtains you can make with fabric, sheets, or even kitchen towels you already have!

Not only is making your own curtains the most budget-friendly option, but it also allows you to customize them.

From the fabric to the shape and function, this is the best way to make them truly fit your home and needs!

25 Frugal DIY Curtain Ideas For The Home

If you’re not sure where to start, check out these brilliant DIY curtains.

Some of them are no-sew which is perfect since I am aware not all of us are handy with the sewing machine but it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to make a beautiful new window treatment.

1. DIY No-Sew Drop Cloth Curtains (2 Ways!)

Discover two different ways to make stylish DIY curtains out of cheap drop cloths in this easy tutorial.


2. How To DIY Roller Curtains

Roller curtains have that clean look that’s perfect if your room doesn’t lack decor and you can easily customize them using your favorite canvas.


3. DIY Easy-Sew Ikea Curtains

Sewing curtains will make them more resilient than if you use fusible hem tape and this tutorial is so simple it’s perfect even for beginners.


4. DIY Floor Length Curtains

Can you really make such gorgeous floor-length curtains from plain tablecloth? Apparently yes!


5. DIY Blue Ombre Curtains

Ombre curtains can really give your living room a facelift and while you will need some patience to make them, the results are stunning.


6. DIY Smocked Curtains

The smocking gives a unique look to any plain curtain so it’s an interesting technique worth exploring.


7. DIY Cafe Curtains

Cafe curtains will give you some privacy but still allow enough light to come through. They look amazing in the kitchen and the project is detailed enough that you should be able to sew them with ease.


8. DIY Stenciled Curtains

Creating your own patterned fabric using stencils is such an exciting possibility. If you can’t find the perfect print for your home, making your own is definitely an option!


9. Pleated Pom Pom Curtains

Pom-poms make an easy curtain decorating idea especially if your fabric is plain.



10. No-Sew Ikea Hack Curtains

These black & white curtains are so simple but they bring such a nice accent into the room. If you need some modern curtains you might want to try this tutorial.


11. DIY Sheer Curtains

Curtains that allow plenty of light to enter the room can sometimes be too transparent. This tutorial comes with a simple solution: layered sheers will increase privacy without blocking the sunlight.


12. Easy DIY Valance Idea

A curtain valance is a beautiful window treatment that can really frame a room. It doesn’t offer much privacy but if the view is in your backyard that won’t be much of an issue.


13. DIY Striped Outdoor Curtains

It turns out adding some stripes to your curtains is super easy and doesn’t even require sewing!


14. DIY Ticking Stripe Curtain Sewing Tutorial

You only need a basic sewing machine to go through this tutorial and it’s worth trying it since this type of curtain would work in almost any room.


15. How To Make Curtains For A Kid’s Room Using Sheets

I don’t think DIY curtains could get more frugal than this. Sheets are super cheap and hand painting them will make the fabric look super cute!


16. DIY Marbled Watercolor Curtains Tutorial

Do you have some plain white curtains in your home you are terribly bored of? Just take them off and give them a fancy paint job for the most eye-catching marbled look.


17. DIY Back Tab Curtain Tutorial

Back tab curtains are both practical and versatile but there are a few tricks to make those pleats hold their shape so nicely. The best part is this technique can be used on various types of fabric.


18. Hand-Painted Abstract Curtain Panel DIY

These painted curtains are perfect for the kids’ room but using the instructions provided you could create your own patterns for any other room of the house.


19. Easy Sew Project: DIY Sink Curtains

Not only windows need curtains. Having one under the sink will definitely give your kitchen a warm vibe and it’s a great project for a relaxing afternoon.


20. How To Sew Floor Length Drapes The Easy Way

I know that sewing drapes can seem intimidating for those of us who lack the skills but this tutorial is definitely doable even for a beginner!


21. Easy No Sew Roman Shade Tutorial

Roman shades will flawlessly frame a window and offer privacy at the same time. They are great for the kitchen, bathroom, hallways, and even door windows. This one is a no-sew project and uses velcro to attach the shade to the window so it’s renter-friendly too.


22. DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

You can make these simple pleated drop cloth curtains using iron-on fabric tape or a needle and thread. This means sewing is optional so you can go either way.


23. DIY Easy To Sew Curtains

I’m going to tell you a little secret: sewing curtains is not that difficult. After all, they have a simple shape and you’re going straight lines. Even so, this guide is as straightforward as possible so even if you’ve never sewn anything in your life, I am sure you will have great results.


24. No-Sew Cafe Curtain

Here is another pretty cafe curtain tutorial but this one doesn’t require sewing. In fact, you just need some hem tape and an iron so there are no excuses!


25. How To Make No-Sew Drop Cloth Curtains

Drop cloth curtains can give any room an elegant but neutral look. Even more, it’s a cheap and easy to find fabric and this tutorial doesn’t involve sewing.


Well, there you have it – 25 super easy DIY curtain projects for you to try!

Which one was your favorite? I really like the ones with the pop-pom embroidery…

Might just have to try them!

As always, let me know if you have any questions!



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