Tutorial: Hidden tab curtains tied in a bowMichaela from Covered in Mod Podge shares a tutorial at The Ribbon Retreat showing how to make these hidden tab curtains tied together in the center with a bow.  The hidden tabs are easily made from wide grosgrain ribbon stitched to …

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Tutorial: Curtain from a drop cloth, no sewing requiredAllison from The Golden Sycamore shows how you can make a curtain from a drop cloth, no sewing required.  The drop cloth is an inexpensive source of yardage, while a contrast panel across the top adds a splash of color …

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Tutorial: Easy window valanceAmy from Peek A Boo Pattern Shop shows how to make an easy window valance.  It adds a splash of color to the top of a window without taking too much fabric or too much time to make.  A curtain rod threaded …

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Tutorial: Make curtains from bed sheetsJenilyn from Grits & Giggles shows how you can make a curtains out of a bed sheet.  One queen flat sheet will make a pair of curtain panels.  Because the edges of the sheet are hemmed, most of the work is …

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Tutorial: Layered lace window valanceChristina from 2 Little Hooligans shares a tutorial at Living With Punks showing how to make a layered lace window valance.  It has rows of white lace in a mix of sizes and styles – though she suggests using wide laces. It …

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Tutorial: No-sew curtains in 15 minutesJen Chesnick form Say Chez! shares a tutorial at Therm O Web showing how you can make a curtain in just 15 minutes, with  no sewing required.  It’s a simple panel with a casing folded over from the top.  She …

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Tutorial: Box pleat window valanceKim from Exquisitely Unremarkable shows how to make a box pleat window valance.  She includes a rod pocket for mounting (instead of stapling it to a board) so it’ll be easy to change out later should you decide to redecorate.  …

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Tutorial: Make a draft dodger to keep the cold air outCarley Knobloch shares a how-to on Made + Remade for making a draft dodger to keep the cold air outside where it belongs.  You can make the long, weighted pillows to fit any door or window frame.  Go to Made +

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Tutorial: Easy window valanceAutie from iCandy Handmade shows how she put together this easy valance for her window.  The sewing is just straight seams and it can be made to fit any size of window.  It’s a quick way to add a spot of …

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Tutorial: Turn tab topped curtains into hidden back tab curtainsRemember when everyone wanted tab topped curtains?  Now, not so much.  Karen from Sew Many Ways shows how you can turn a set of tab topped curtains into back tabbed curtains where the tabs are  hidden behind the curtain panel.  …

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ribbontabbedcurtainpanelsOver at U Create, Kari shows how you can make your own ribbon tabbed curtain panels.  The ribbon tabs are sewn to the back of the panel, so they don’t show at the top.  Your curtain rod won’t either, as …

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burlaprollershadesThese roller shades are made from burlap, with a wide printed ribbon for a border.  Maryann from Domestically Speaking shows how you can make them.  The burlap and ribbon are glued to an existing roller shade, so there’s no sewing …

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duvet-to-window-panelsSometimes a duvet cover isn’t a duvet cover.  Sometimes it’s inexpensive yardage for making a set of curtains.  Centsational Girl shows how she made this set of curtain panels for her dining room out of a duvet cover.  In keeping …

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pockettopcurtainSarah from While They Snooze shows how to make a set of rod pocket curtains.  You won’t need rings or special hooks to hang them. Instead, the hanging mechanism is a simple casing, or pocket, sewn across the top.  She pieced long cuts …

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tabNanny from Nanny Notes 2 U shares a free pattern for making curtain tie backs.  Go to her blog for the pattern and tutorial.

[photo from Nanny Notes 2 U]…

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