I’m sharing a No Sew Curtain Hemming project today. Ceilings are not just low in the North House Lodge, they are all different sizes. That makes a mess of trying to find curtains that will fit. Add in the fact that there is no shopping for miles and then it’s limited at best this task becomes crazy hard. To say I’ve been curtain challenged is an understatement.
I’m a bargain shopper so custom curtains are not in this girls future either. I found the sweetest puckered cotton curtains for the Americana Room at the right price while binging at Home Goods. Had to have them. The challenge is they were way too long for this old room and I wasn’t exactly sure just how long the curtains needed to be yet. So my only solution was to pack them and bring them along with me and hem them on the spot.
Nope, I didn’t pack my sewing machine!
I remembered I had some iron on hemming tape from another project, and figured it was worth a try. It was too! They turned out perfect. So perfect in fact I had to share this simple DIY with you guys!
No Sew Curtain Hemming In 3 Simple Steps
Supplies for no sew curtain hemming. I use affiliate links to help you find the products I used. If you make a purchase I get a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting the overhead costs of H2OBungalow.
- Heat’n Bond Hem Adhesive
- Measuring tape
- dressmakers chalk
Step #1 Measure and cut the excess off the curtain.
I measured the distance from the curtain rod to the floor and added a few inches to the length for my hem. Since I was limited on tools I used a piece of scrap wood as a guide to mark my cutting line.
Step #2 Press the hem crease.
Press the hem fold and then make another fold by folding the bottom in to the first hem fold so there will not be any raw edges when the hem is sealed. This will prevent the hem from fraying.
Step #3 Iron in Hemming Tape.
Preheat iron to high, no steam. Place the Heat’n Bond liner paper side up (you’ll iron the paper side) just above the ironed crease where the hem will be. Iron on the fusing tape by holding the iron on for 5 seconds in each spot. Allow it to cool. Peel off the paper, fold the hem over the fusing tape and press again.
I hemmed these curtains in less than 30 minutes and they look great! I don’t think I’d have lugged out my sewing machine even if I was home. No sew hemming is way too easy and fast!
You may remember the Americana Room in the North House Lodge. I’ve done a lot since we picked up this furnished guest house. If you’re new here, here’s a link to the backstory on how this FL family ended up with the North House Lodge.
Here’s a few more projects I’ve put in this room.
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Do you love no sew projects like my no sew curtain hemming?
Since I do not sew, this idea works great for me. Thank you for sharing it.
Hi Ivey! So glad my post on a no sew curtain was helpful to you. It was my quickest way to get the job done. Thanks for your visit and nice comment!
Love an easy project like this. Certainly beat sewing (for me at least)!
I like the fabric you used, Wendi. Neither flat, nor too frilly.
Swoon: the oar ^^
Hi TPC! Me too! Don’t we all need lots more simple in our lives? Thats why I had to share it. I think we get just as much enjoyment, maybe more from an easy project. Kind of like a good sale, the find seems even better when it’s an awesome deal!
I had to laugh at your piece of scrap wood for measuring! Been there and done that! Thanks for posting and sharing.
Hi Nancy! Oh my gosh that wood was all I had and it was snowing like crazy outside so I wasn’t about to go look for anything else. You gotta do what you gotta do, right? It worked just fine 🙂 Thanks so much for your sweet note & visit!
Sometimes, I get really tired sewing things up and need something that need less effort to get the job done. Thank you for the suggestion, Wendi. The step-by-step explanation is really great and really get my attention to know more about it.
Hi Hillary and thank you! So glad you like my project. No sew when possible is definitely the way to go! Thanks for your visit!
I found a shower curtain at Big Lots that I love. Several months later I went to a different one and bought it. I cut it down the middle and then each piece in half long ways to make 4 curtains from it for 2 bathroom windows. Am so pleased I used the heming tape on sides and bottom hem. They look fine and lovely birds on branches . I think I wil paint bathroom a pale green for grass with blue birds and brown limbs and pink/red flowers on branches. Already have pale green rug in front of sink and for bath mat. Blue hand towels.
Hi Jody! Your idea sounds lovely! Wow, what a good find & project idea, 4 window curtains from a shower curtain? Score my friend! I’m loving the hemming tape and now looking around or more “easy” projects I can make with it! Thanks so much for your visit and sharing your project 🙂
When you shared the post on how you hung these curtains, I did not see the fabric they were made of. I would have just had to have these curtains too! In fact until I found my current quilt, I was looking for either a pre-made duvet cover or fabric I could use to make one similar to your curtains.
I’ve always hated hemming anything, so no-sew looks like a fabulous idea.
Hi Vanessa! Yes this fabric is awesome and so was the price, I think about $29 for the curtains. They are unique and washable…what a score 🙂 I’m loving the no sew idea too. Can’t wait to use it for another project. I’m with you on hemming I don’t like doing it which is funny since it’s not that hard 🙂 Have a good week and so nice to hear from you!
I love, love no sew projects, I use on most everything these days from heming pant and skirts to drapes. I have even used to patch, you would be surprised at how well that worked, and several years ago I made a pillow using nothing but the tape, I still have the pillow it has stood the test of time. Your curtains look beautiful, no one would ever guess how you hemmed them.
Hi Patty! I’m with you on that one! I should try the no sew way on pants too. I really short so nothing ever fits right in stores. Love the pillow idea. Here’s an insider tip…start thinking pillows and pillow design. I have a fun reader project coming up in May 😉