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.
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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.
Discover two different ways to make stylish DIY curtains out of cheap drop cloths in this easy tutorial.
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.
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.
Can you really make such gorgeous floor-length curtains from plain tablecloth? Apparently yes!
Ombre curtains can really give your living room a facelift and while you will need some patience to make them, the results are stunning.
The smocking gives a unique look to any plain curtain so it’s an interesting technique worth exploring.
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.
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!
Pom-poms make an easy curtain decorating idea especially if your fabric is plain.
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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.
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.
It turns out adding some stripes to your curtains is super easy and doesn’t even require sewing!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!