DIY No-Sew Custom Curtains

My daughter recently got a a room of her own -- up until the summer, she was sharing a bedroom with her twin. My daughter was excited about decorating her new space, so she picked out a pretty warm orange color for the walls and a pretty white and coral dandelion print from Premier Prints for the curtains. I am not much of a sewer, but I recently made two sets of custom curtain panels for her room, and I didn't even break out my sewing machine! This is how I did it!
Make a wish! My daughter just loves the cute dandelion print on the Premier Prints fabric that she picked out for her new bedroom's curtains.
To make the curtains, I carefully measured the distance between the bottom of the curtain rod and the top of the windowsill for each window, so the curtains would just reach the top of the windowsill. I added 8 extra inches to my measurement, so I could add 4-inch hems to the top and bottom of my panels. I used the entire width of the fabric for each curtain panel. (I only cut the fabric to determine the length of the curtains.)
I folded, pinned and ironed the fabric about an inch on the side of each panel to get an even edge. (The edges of my fabric were fringed and rough.)
I folded the fabric over about an inch again and slipped a length of Stitch Witchery fusible table under my hem. I ironed each hem with a wet cloth on top to fuse and secure my hem. (The steam from the iron helps the Stitch Witchery to do its job.)
I used this method (instead of just using the steam function on my iron), since my iron isn't the cleanest and tends to stain! (I have to fix that!) I used the same method to create hems on the bottom of my curtains, but making about two inch hems on the bottom, instead.
My daughter just loves her new curtains! They really fit the decor of her new bedroom.
Working with a print fabric is a little harder than working with a solid fabric when making curtains, but I managed. (Since it looks the best if you line up the print on each panel.) I describe how I measured out my fabric for making sure the print lines up on my blog, Mom Home Guide, if you'd like to check it out.

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