DIY No Sew Privacy Curtain

If you know me, you know I love a good DIY! I’ll be real though… I’ve had quite a few Pinterest fails so I usually leave any crafty projects up to the experts at this point.

But I gave this privacy curtain a try since we needed something quick (more on that soon) and second, we were on a budget for our powder room makeover. I’ll be sharing more details about our powder room makeover in an upcoming post – including tips on how we accomplished everything in less than 2 days.

I don’t usually rush projects but I’m currently in nesting mode (pregnancy) and trying to get things done that we’ve been putting off. Our powder room was quite an eye sore with yellow walls, mismatched fixtures and brown blinds. Awful brown blinds.

Here’s the BEFORE for reference….

Even Taylor knew those blinds had to go!

Once we had the bathroom painted, those blinds were definitely not going back up. We needed a privacy curtain fast since this is our only bathroom downstairs.

And the AFTER….

no sew curtain

Supply List:

Here’s a list of items you’ll need to do this DIY privacy curtain:

no sew curtain

Here’s a step by step tutorial for the no-sew curtain ~

1. Measure your window

These curtains are very easy to make! The most important part is measuring you window accurately. Measure the width for the size tension rod you will need (mine was 24″). You’ll need to measure the width and height as well to determine the amount of fabric you will need.

2. Select your fabric

You can take these measurements to your local fabric store and they can cut the fabric to size for you. Add a couple inches to each measurement since you will folding the fabric over. The staff at our local JoAnn’s fabric is always so helpful and they assisted with the exact amount of fabric I needed after giving measurements.

Tip: If you aren’t sure what color or pattern to choose, try to find a simple pattern that incorporates the paint color on the walls in the room. That way, everything will flow nicely!

3. Apply the Bonding Tape

Once you have your  fabric, grab your iron and the bonding tape ( Stitch Witchery) – aka the magic glue when you don’t sew!

You’ll fold over each side about an inch with the bonding tape between the layers (more for the top depending on the thickness of your rod).

4. Iron (patiently!)

Once you have your fabric, grab your iron and the bonding tape ( Stitch Witchery) – aka the magic glue when you don’t sew! Use your iron to adhere each side.

You’ll fold over each side about an inch with the bonding tape between the layers (more for the top depending on the thickness of your rod). I always start with the two sides first, then I do the bottom. Saving the top (where the rod will slide in) for last. Be sure to leave enough space so your rod goes through!! Iron each section for a minimum of 30 seconds.

TIP: You can use the steam setting which will help bond the tape to the fabric.

5. Install to the window

Slide the rod through the top of the fabric and install the tension rod to the window.

The best part about this project is that it only cost me about $12!!!

I already had most of the supplies (iron, scissors, curtain rod). I used 40% coupons for the fabric and tape. Always check this link for their coupons! Plus if you sign up for JoAnn’s newsletter you get an additional 20% off.

And no, this post is not sponsored 😉 I just love a good deal!

PS. The fabric we used is Indre Lynwood Navy by Nate Berkus.

I’d love to see if you give this a try!

Samantha Regan


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  1. 2.12.18
    Lisa said:

    This turned out so great, I can not believe it only cost $12 and love, love, love that it is no-sew!

    • 3.1.18

      Thanks Lisa!! Such a great deal, right? Got to love those coupons 🙂

  2. 2.12.18
    Keki said:

    I love how it turned out! And I also really love that fabric pattern.

  3. 2.12.18

    It looks great and no-sew is always a plus for me! 🙂

    • 3.1.18

      Thanks Katie! I wish I knew how to sew but until then, this taoe is magic!

  4. 2.21.20
    Michelle said:

    The curtain is beautiful! Do you mind if I ask what color the bathroom paint is? You’re so talented!

    • 2.24.20

      Thank you! The color is Deep Royal by BM. It’s beautiful in person!

      • 4.3.23
        Linda P said:

        Gorgeous bathroom color!!! Definitely will take a peek at seeing if it will work in my main bathroom!!!

        • 4.3.23

          Thank you! I’ve used it in quite a few places now and have loved it in every space 💙

  5. 5.26.20
    Sofia said:

    Good day. Thanks for the great idea. You turned out very beautifully, and most importantly inexpensively and seamlessly. I’ll take a note for myself.
    You can also read about the curtains on this site

  6. 8.12.20

    Very cute. Thanks for putting it together and sharing <3. All the best.

  7. 10.24.20
    Dana Covais said:

    Love this idea! I’m going to try it in my newly painted powder room as well. I need something very similar to yours. About how much fabric will I need? I can order by the yard from Amazon. They have some nice prints too. Thanks!

  8. 12.1.20
    Krista Owens said:

    How do you take them down to clean?

  9. 12.29.20
    cheryl said:

    Love this.. thanks.

  10. 2.24.21
    Elinor Warner said:

    This is almost exactly what I need. Do you think the sleek appearance would be lost if it was instead 2 panels instead of one? I am thinking ease of getting the window open from time to time?

    • 2.28.21

      I think it depends on which pattern you choose but I love this idea! Please send me a pic if you try it!

  11. 4.11.21
    Debra said:

    I came across your no-sew curtains pin. This is a great idea! My question is, once you iron on stitch witchery can it (in the future) be machined washed and dried? Or will it come apart? Thank you.

    • 4.12.21

      I haven’t needed to out ours in the washing machine yet, but I did see on that you can wash the stitch witchery. Good question! I’d love to see how yours turns out!

  12. 2.16.22
    Ginny said:

    I have wide valances and have been having a hard time finding curtains for them. Could I do this same project for those? Love the no sew.

    • 2.18.22

      I think so! I have a longer window too that I am going to try it on soon

  13. 5.30.22
    Carla said:

    This post is so helpful to me right now, Trying to plan out how to make some easy curtains and I’vebeen clicking around all dang day trying to find the best idea. Thank you so much!

  14. 8.26.22
    Susana said:

    Me parece fantástica la idea.. La voy a poner en practica para mi cortina de cocina……Gracias por la idea!!

  15. 3.12.23
    Daisy said:

    Love ❤️ the idea, and definitely love the color. Sounds like good quality.