Updated at: 18-04-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

Our homes are more beautiful and elegant when we use curtains. A room or house without a curtain appears shabby and untidy. In this article, I’ll show you how to hand-sew curtains in a way that will last for years to come.

A minute and we’ll be out and running. When it comes to making curtains, you’ll have a variety of options at your disposal.

Single and double-paneled limed boards. If you have some basic sewing skills, you can build curtains that can be hung using a rod pocket, clips, or grommets.

Single and double-paneled limed. With some basic sewing abilities, you can build curtains with a rod pocket, clips, or grommets that can be hung from the ceiling.

Steps on Hand Sewing Curtains

You’ll need the following items to learn how to hand-sew curtains:

  • Fabric
  • Color-coordinated thread
  • Use a rotary cutter or scissors.
  • Mat for slicing through materials
  • A straight edge
  • Stiff pins
  • a tool for measuring the width of seams
  • A piece of iron
  • A measuring stick
  • A drapery rod

Step 1

Curtains can be made from any fabric, from sheer to heavy tapestry. The fabric area is a great place for you to find your favorite or to pick out something that matches your room’s color scheme.

Before we begin sewing, we need to install the curtain rod first. You are free to place it as high as you like above the window and as far out as you like beyond the width of the window.

Keeping this in mind, bear in mind that the curtains will not extend any further than the curtain rod’s brackets.

You’ll need to know how wide the curtain rod is. The depth (clearance) of your rod should be included in the width measurement if it pivots at each end to meet the wall. Depending on how full you want your curtains to be, multiply the width by two or three. For the side hems, multiply the result by two and add two inches to the result. Using this information, you may determine the curtain panel cut length.

Step 2

Measure the distance between the top of the curtain rod and the bottom of the hems of the curtains. The lower hem allowance should be 4 inches, and the upper seam allowance should be 1/2 inch. The length of the curtain panels is determined by this measurement.

Step 3

Your two pieces of fabric should be ironed. Two rectangles of each fabric should be cut according to the dimensions that you determined. There should be a total of four rectangles. Make a decision on the front and back layers of fabric.

Step 4

The side edges of each fabric panel should be folded and pressed over to the wrong side by half an inch, and then another half an inch. Pin the folds together with a pair of tacks. Tie a knot in the end of a length of matching thread and thread it through a sewing needle. Run a stitch, backstitch, or whip stitch the hems, depending on your preference and how much time you have to spare for the task. Ensure that the stitches are as small and clean as possible. Sew three or four little stitches under the hem to hold the thread when you reach the end of it. Continue by knotting a new piece of thread.

Step 5

Each fabric panel’s lower margins should have 2-inch double-fold hems, which should be folded, pressed, and pinned. In this case, the lower edge is folded 2 inches to the wrong side, and then another 2 inches are folded. Sew the bottom hems by hand in the same way you did the side hems.

Step 6

After stitching the four fabric panels together, press the hems and remove any creases that might have formed. Lay a rear curtain panel wrong side up on the floor and smooth it out. In order to align the four sides of the curtains, place one of the front curtain panels upside down on top of the back panel.

Step 7

The upper borders of the fabric panels should be measured and drawn a half-inch from and parallel to this line. Pin down the line, being sure to go through both layers of fabric. Sew the designated line with a backstitch after threading a needle and knotting the end of the thread. Don’t overstitch, and make sure to grab both layers of material with each stitch. Fold the front panel over so that the seam is hidden between the two layers, then press the seam open. From the right side, press the seam once more.

Step 8

Add a half-inch to the curtain rod’s depth. This distance from the double-layer curtain’s apex should be measured and drawn in a line parallel to the apex. Using a backstitch, sew through both layers of cloth on this line. A rod pocket is formed as a result.

Step 9

For the second set of curtain panels, repeat the construction process. When hanging double-layered curtain panels, slide the rod through the pocket on the top edge of each panel before inserting it into the track.

What Are Hand Sewn Curtains and Machine Sewn Curtains?

Setting out what each production choice entails is a good idea before we go any further.

Hand woven curtains are, as the name implies, drapes that have been sewn by hand. For a professional, this is a very time-consuming and personal way to make curtains.

As its name suggests, machine-stitched curtains are also machine-made. Many big curtain manufacturers use this process by default, which results in high-quality curtains being produced swiftly and efficiently.

Once we have a better understanding of the methods, we can decide which one works best.

What are the easiest curtains to make?

Tab top curtains are the cheapest and easiest to create. As a result, the panels take up less fabric than a pair of panels sewn together with header tape.

Are curtains difficult to make?

It’s simple to make curtains, but only if you grasp the fundamentals. A beginner may easily complete a set of curtains because they are almost entirely constructed using straight stitching. There are, however, some fundamentals that must be learned before beginning to sew curtains for the first time.

How do you hang curtains without a rod?

Using upholstery tacks, you may hang stationary curtains without a rod. Curtain Rod Alternatives: 5 Ingenious Ideas Tacks for upholstered furniture. high-tension steel wire rope. Drapery pins and hook-eye screws A variety of fasteners, including screws and nails. Knobs for cabinet doors.

How do you make curtains out of towels?

Curtain Ring Clips Without Sewing Place the towel on the ground. The bottom edge of a curtain ring’s spring-hinged clip can be opened by pinching the clip. In order to hang the towels evenly, slide the ring portion of the ring clips on to a curtain rod and hang the rod.


If you wish to switch things up, simply remove the rod from the rod pocket and hang the curtains with clips instead.

Try this procedure; it’s very easy, and you get the luxury of producing drapes out of any fabric and any length you like. Thank you for reading my tutorial on how to make curtains with a needle and thread.