The "I Can't Sew" Curtain Panel

Monday, April 26, 2010

The moment I stepped onto the Decor Blogger circuit I was introduced to this amazing "tape" that would open up possibilities to people like me: Non-Sewers. I never thought I would be able to make my own custom curtain panels. But now it is possible because of this:

Stitch Witchery is a bonding glue that you apply with the iron. Yes, all you need is an iron, a damp rag, this magic tape and your fabric!!!! I know, if you haven't heard of this before welcome to the land of fabric!
  1. First, cut your fabric. I cut mine in a rectangle the dimensions of a curtain panel I woulda purchased (with a couple inches to spare for the magic tape!).
2. Place Stitch Witchery on your fabric, fold the edge on top.

3. Press your iron on a damp towel on top of your folded seem. Count to 10. Move on until you have done the whole thing. Done! (In short, follow the directions on the back of the package.)

Because I was doing curtains for my sliding door, which is really wide, I had to use 2 panels and seem them together. Again, I can't sew, so I used the "magic tape" to seem them together.

In all honesty, my seem didn't turn out the greatest. It was hard to iron 2 pieces of fabric together! But all my edges look amazing. You would never know a Custom Curtain Virgin (CCV, haha) made this:

The fabric was on Sale at Joannes! It is so pretty. I got way lucky because I had my 3 kids with me, I had a total of 10 minutes to run in the store, grab something and leave!

I was having HUGE issues getting the length right, it was just a bit long. Also, it looked so messy. Then I saw how Sarah clipped her curtains, tried it, and it made a WORLD of difference! Clip them from the back. Thanks Sarah!!!

I didn't use any lining. It seems to work great. I am cheap, I didn't want to buy anything more than I had to.

Now lets look at my before and after (you know I gotta do that!)

Yes, this was taken at Christmas time.... only pic I got!!!
I'd say it is a LOT better!! Now just need to accessorize :)

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  1. Love it.. I can't sew either, but now I can't wait to get my hands on some fabric to make new curtains for my living room. I'm thinking drop cloths.

  2. I have yet to use stitch witchery, but sounds simple enough! I love the lighter colors with your dark table!

  3. Love it! I can't remember if you said what color you did on the walls...I love it with the curtains!

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  6. I'm so impressed! I never thought of Stitch Witchery, that's an awesome idea! Its great stuff, its holding the hem of my jeans together as we

  7. How many yards did you use for these? They are gorgeous!!

  8. You can't sew but still work wonders. Great job and done frugally.

  9. That’s one beautiful curtain! Very creative! I have to agree with you; it looks very elegant and a lot better! Te room is brighter compared to the picture above during Christmas time. I’ll definitely try this at home.

    {Roxie Tenner }

  10. This curtains are awesome. You did a pretty good job!

  11. I used Stitch Witchery with A flat queen size sheet to make my Sliding glass door curtain. I used a dark Burgundy color to keep sunlight out of my kitchen - due to migraines.

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