Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DIY {$20 No Sew Curtain Liners}

Y'all know I'm not the greatest DIYer out there, so if I did it myself, you can too!  A few weeks ago I bought fabric to have drapes made for our dining room.  I had a seamstress make them, and she did a great job, however, in my haste, I measured wrong (too long) and did not buy fabric for her to line them with.  I guess I thought I could skip that step, but once they were hung, I realized they really needed to be lined because the fabric is a loose weave, and you could see the blinds through them during the day.


See what I mean?  Ug!

I wanted a cheap, quick solution, so I made a curtain liner out of a twin-sized Target bed sheets.  I think they were $10 each.  Last time I bought fabric liner from Joann's, I think it was $5 a yard on sale.  These sheets are thin, so if you want a heavier liner, I'd go with a thicker fabric.


The twin sheet width was wide enough to cover the width of the curtains, but about a foot too short (we have 10-foot ceilings in this room).  Since the window doesn't go all the way to the floor, you can't tell that the liner doesn't extend all the way to the floor.


I lay the sheet on top of the drapes and used no-sew tape to iron the pieces together.  I started along the top, then did each side, leaving the bottom alone. 


 Voila! 


I also "no sewed" the hem to make the drapes the proper length.  Much better!  

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29 comments:

  1. Genius! The curtains look great!

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  2. That's a great idea - thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  3. Using sheets is always an economical idea! The panels look pretty. I love the print!

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  4. You are the smartest little one! I love this idea and use sheets to line the drapes I've made too but I've always sewn them in. This is easier! Your fabric on your drapes is gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. What a clever way to add some weight to drapes!

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  6. You have inspired me! I'm so doing this for our master, instead of paying big bucks for custom. That way if I want to change out in a few years I won't feel so guilty. Your room is realy coming along.
    Enjoy your day
    Maureen

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  7. So smart!! Just the tips I need until I finally get around to taking the sewing classes I've been meaning to take the past year. They look wonderful. Looking forward to seeing what chandelier will make an appearance :)

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  8. I love the fabric. Can you please share the name of it, appears to be something by Robert Allen. The curtains are beautiful.

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  9. I couldn't believe when I saw this! I just ordered fabric to make my curtains (Braemore Fioretto-graphite) and I had already decided I was going to line them exactly the same way-with twin sheets! Have to say, I'm so glad you did your first, now I KNOW it will work! Your dining room is looking so nice.

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  10. The fabric is beautiful. I love how your dining room is coming together. I can't sew a lick, so the no sew tape definitely comes in handy.

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  11. Great idea and it turned out great! Love a good DIY that anyone can tackle! :)

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  12. That fabric is gorgeous Megan! You are a smart one...the sheet worked perfectly.

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  13. Love it! They look beautiful, great fabric.

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  14. Wow--it really did make quite a difference. Nice fix! :)

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  15. Super easy fix! I love sheets...so economical when in need of just a basic fabric.

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  16. Megan, they look great! Such a smart idea. I have a client making her drapes this week with new sew tape. I love that stuff.

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  17. You are super crafty! What a cheap, easy fix.

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  18. What a smart cookie you are. Not that $10 isn't a phenomenal price, but Ikea has them for around $2. I bought 4 sets just to "have" for any future projects I might do. Buying sheets is the best way to go for lining drapes, way cheaper and easier than buying fabric for sure. They look beautiful in your dining room.

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  19. You are so clever, Megan! What a smart idea. Your drapes look beautiful. I adore the fabric.

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  20. I congenital some walls about my table top with avoid tape. You could aswell use painters tape, but get the added adhesive kind. You wish there to be a absolutely bound allowance here.

    roman shades

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  21. Just pinned those! I''m definitely going to be attempting this once I figure out the final color scheme for my living room...

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  22. The curtains look fabulous, love the print. Love your idea of using inexpensive bed sheets for liners. So clever!

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    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  23. Your drapes turned out amazing. Great job! xx, AnaLisa

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  24. Wow, it looks so good! Great job!! I love your fabric choice too, the colors are beautiful and the birds are really fun.

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  25. Brilliant idea - I'm helping a friend with drapes for her dining room (trying to a diy chevron curtain) and I am definitely doing it this way!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Hi,
    I am new to Houston and have been looking for a seamstress. Please tell us which seamstress you used to have the curtains made.

    Thank you

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  27. The no sew curtain liners given here are excellent. Know all about it

    Wallpapers

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