Carter’s room is coming along…slower than expected, but it’s comin’! I thought I would share my no-sew curtain project I did. I am in love with the material I used from the Online Fabric Store. It is exactly what I was looking for to start pulling his room all together. Beautiful and high quality fabric. And yes, I have officially jumped onto the no-sew wagon and LOVE it! These curtains took me about 2 hours from start to finish. They would have taken me 2+ days if I tried to sew them.
-Curtain Fabric, I used: Premier Prints Air Traffic & Premier Prints Zippy Black Denton
-Iron & Ironing board
-Iron on adhesive, I used:Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive
Note: The wooden panel cover at the top of my curtains was already there from the past renters, I just recovered it with fabric. It is solid wood and screwed straight into the ceiling.
Step 1: Cut your fabric for 2 curtain panels (I kept the width of the fabric and just cut the length from curtains out of Ella’s room. I like the look of floor to ceiling curtains)
Step 2: There are different types of Iron-On adhesive. There are some that are for hemming which do not have a paper side, but I decided to use this type: Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive so I did not have to do any pinning Place your adhesive paper side up along both edges of your fabric and the bottom. Mine was perfectly straight because I used the width that the fabric already came. Iron the adhesive onto the fabric. Do not touch your iron to the sticky part, just the paper side. Follow the instructions on your particular adhesive. Step 3: Pull the paper backing off and you will see that a clear strip is left attached to your fabric. Step 4: Fold the edge of the material over to the inner edge of the adhesive and iron. If you follow the edge of the adhesive as you fold, your hem will be perfectly straight…which means no pinning My directions said to iron for 8 seconds. Depending on the thickness of your fabric. Just keep checking and making sure it is holding together. Step 5: Now it is time to do the top of your curtains. I just created a hole for the curtain rod to slide through. After experimenting, I suggest making the “hole” larger than the fold you see above ( I just doubled the size of the adhesive). I would do a hem 3-5 times larger than the adhesive width. This leaves the curtains hanging better and less pressure on the adhesive holding the curtains up. Place your adhesive the same way you would in steps 1-3, but instead of folding it right over onto the edge, fold it farther over (3-5 times larger than the adhesive width, you will want to determine this before you cut your fabric). Now Iron just as you would in Step 4. Step 6: Hang your curtains and enjoy! Note: I did not make the top cover that you see with the airplane fabric, but I do know that it is solid wood and there is a solid piece of wood on the top that attaches right to the ceiling. Inside there are hooks that hold the curtain rods. I used a staple gun to cover it with the airplane fabric. Becky and I have some exciting news coming soon…part of the reason we haven’t been blogging for awhile:-) Can’t wait to share it with you! Stay tuned… ♥Christina