DIY No Sew Drop Cloth Curtains

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I wanted to add patterned curtains to my daughter's room, but didn't want to overwhelm the room with busyness since she already has a gold polka dot feature wall. I chose to use drop cloth curtains with a band of printed fabric at the top to add some interest, but still stay relatively neutral. These curtains were so fun and easy to make, especially since I didn't have to use the sewing machine!
Easy, no sew drop cloth curtains. Get the custom look without the expense!
First, I measured and cut my fabric to the desired size.
I then ironed a hem and hot glued it together. Much easier and faster than sewing seams! I did this on both curtain panels.
I measured and cut my printed fabric to the desired size. I then ironed the hem and hot glued it - just like with the drop cloths, but to different size specs.
Lastly, I laid my printed fabric over the top of the drop cloth panels and pinned it in place. I used hot glue again to secure the fabric to the drop cloth.
Easy as that! I now have beautiful curtains which were cost effective and easy to make! No sew is definitely the way to go for me in the future!
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  • Uncommonsensesc
    on Jan 31, 2018

    Why didn't you use stitch witchery hemming tape instead of the hot glue? It's washable and you had to iron the hems anyway - it would have saved you a big step. There's generic ones that are extremely cheap and hold extremely well. I've used it for things that get a lot of laundering (hemming pants, dresses and skirts) as well as curtains and it's great.
    • Kathy Donellan Taylor
      on Mar 13, 2018

      Stitch Witchery would have been my choice as well ! It is inexpensive and works like a charm. My concern with hot glue is that it will discolor and crack over time.

  • Karen Kellner
    on Feb 8, 2018

    How do you make “hole” to hand curtains on rod? Oops hang
  • Becky
    on Jun 27, 2018

    I love this. Where did you find the drop cloths?

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  • TerrieAnn
    on Aug 28, 2018

    I did similar. I cut measuring 2 to 3 inches under my bed down to sweeping the floor, I wanted a frayed hem, no stitching , or glues were needed.

    1 painters drop cloth from home hardware did both sides and the bottom of the bed.

    I love be the effect.

    You could also use Velcro, sew an elastic around or stitch the longer sides to a current bed skirt not liked.

    i just spaced safety pins to old skirt for easy removal to wash.

  • Terry Gardetto
    on Feb 7, 2019

    Make a matching rug with another drop cloth and same fabric! Square, round or rectangle! Use a fabric square to make her a bed pillow or two! Love this!

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