Is this fabric out of my comfort zone? Yes. Do I think I am crazy for taking down perfectly fine curtains and "making" my own with this crazy fabric? Yes. Have the kids told me 425 times how ugly they thought this fabric is? Yes. Has any of this stopped me? Nope.
I usually use fabric glue for my no sew projects but this time I used an old friend-his name is hem tape. I like using tape for curtains since it forces me to iron my hem which gives it a nice clean hem.
I also purchased new curtain rods. These curtain rods are so inexpensive I felt like I HAD to get them and so far so good with them...no complaints.
It would have cost me more to make my own curtain rods. I did make the original rods this past summer with dowels from Lowes that I spray painted black. For my new and improved dining room 2.0 I wanted one long rod as opposed to two short ones.
Making your own curtains is not difficult especially if you go the no sew option. It is a little time consuming but all you need is Netflix and an iron. These are not designer curtains or black out curtains. This is literally 3 yards of fabric hung from a curtain rod. And I have absolutely no problem with that.
If your fabric needs washed definitely do that step first just in case it shrinks. I skipped this step. I first started with 3 yards of fabric for each panel and ironed on my hem on each long side of the curtain panel. I did about a one inch hem on both sides.