Cheap No Sew Farmhouse Curtains

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There is nothing like cheap, no sew, easy and farmhouse being all in the same sentence. But here we are and I cannot wait to give you a small way to create a big impact in your home. With DIY farmhouse curtains!
Window treatments are not usually cheap or versatile. But these ones are. And there are so many things you can do with them too! But let’s get to the basics first!
When we moved into our new rental, I needed to find a quick, easy and CHEAP way to provide some privacy in our front room. There were old grandma style curtains up, but they kept falling down and just were a mess. Not to mention that they definitely weren’t in style either.
I searched TJ Maxx, online stores, and Hobby Lobby. I could not find anything that screamed farmhouse, was neutral, and that was cheap. Sooo I searched for a DIY version. Now, I know how to sew, I’m actually pretty decent at it. Buttttttt that doesn’t mean that I want to make my own curtains. Or spend the money on the fabric for them!
So when I came across this idea, I was thrilled! So here we go. Here is a quick and easy way to give your home that farmhouse feel, while you’re on a budget!
Drop Cloth From Amazon
Here’s the quick run down. I purchased two  drop cloths per window. Then I gave them a quick wash in our washer, one at a time. This basically just softens up the fabric so it’s not so rigid and rough… because man, that canvas material is rough when its fresh out of the package.

Once my curtains were washed and dried, I ironed all of the wrinkles out and then laid the fabric flat out on the floor. I measured from the bottom of the curtain rod to the floor to know where I wanted to fold the fabric over. Then I measured the fabric, folded it over where I needed it, and added 7 curtain rings with clips to the fold of each panel, trying to keep them evenly spaced. So one on each edge, one in the very middle, and then two clips between the middle and each edge. Hope that makes sense.

Once the clips were attached to the fabric, I slid the rings onto our existing curtain rods, and I was done. Easy peasy.
I’m completely in love with my farmhouse curtains. Not only because they will go with so many different color palettes and decor changes, but because they are sooo versatile! If you have high ceilings, or low ceilings, just fold, or don’t fold, the fabric over to the length you need.
And if boring ole’ neutral isn’t your thing, you can paint them too! I’ve seen wide stripes, fun designs, and fabric dye being used to create completely unique and personalized curtains
What do you think??

Suggested materials:

  • Drop Cloth
  • Curtain Rings with Clips
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Terri S Terri S on Feb 07, 2020

    I tried this and mine didn't look very good, maybe I'll try again? I'm offended at "grandma curtains" lol. (Just kidding, I'm not really offended). Yours look great!


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  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on May 31, 2021

    They look amazing.neutral colour given me an idea for mine.thanks

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