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 donโ€™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 donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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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20 thoughts on “DIY No Sew Privacy Curtain

  1. Dana Covais

    Love this idea! Iโ€™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!

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  2. Elinor Warner

    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?

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  3. Debra

    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.

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    1. Samantha Regan Post author

      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!

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