These no-sew farmhouse style curtains are so easy, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t make them sooner! Oh, and they are cheap!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that all things farmhouse are the current rage in home decorating. And yes, even if you don’t live in an actual farmhouse. We’ve just purchased our first home and it’s about a mile away from downtown Indianapolis, which means that there isn’t a farm to be seen, but that doesn’t mean I can’t DIY all the things and add that warm, rustic feeling. Hence, these no-sew farmhouse style curtains.
I recently upcycled our drab dining room table into a fabulous farmhouse style table and turned an old blanket stand into a fruit stand. Because so many of you have asked about my curtains from the other posts, I decided it was time to show you how to make those as well.
To make these super shabby farmhouse style curtains I picked up a couple of $10 canvas drop clothes from Lowes and some drapery rings. That’s it!
They are so easy! By the end of this post, you’ll be laughing.
What you will need:
- Canvas drop cloth (number depends on your window sizes)
- Drapery rings
- Measuring tape
The total cost of my no-sew farmhouse style curtains were $11 a panel.
Since I have 9-foot ceilings, I went with 9 feet in length. Knowing I wasn’t hanging them all the way at the top, this left me with some slack to make the overhang. The size of your canvas depends on the height of your ceilings and the width of your windows.
To keep it real and honest:
These canvas drop cloths stink. Like really stink. I threw mine right into the dryer with a wet rag for the wrinkles and a ton of scented dryer sheets. You can wash them first, but I’m not sure it will help much. I didn’t because I didn’t think they would keep their shape and size. Do what works for you. For me, the dryer sheets worked.
Next, measure the height from your curtain rod to the floor. Depending on where you want your curtains to lie, subtract that amount from the length of your canvas. For me, I needed to subtract fifteen inches to get them where I needed them to be.
Measure that number all the way across your canvas evenly. Once you have your overhang, you can begin placing the hooks. I used ten per panel. Again, this will depend on the size of the panel and the look you are going for. I didn’t want too much drooping so I used a little more.
To create this look blow I placed my hooks about seven and a half inches apart. They aren’t perfect but isn’t that sorta the point?
Two panels covered my windows with some slack to spare. To give you an idea, my windows together are eighty-three inches in length.
I loved the look so much, I did my living room and dining room. I love how warm and inviting these no-sew farmhouse style curtains make our home feel.
Here’s the completed look with all three DIY projects:
If you loved this project and want to save it for later, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board:
Rachel saysMay 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm
Great tips here – you make it sound so easy. I actually need some new curtains – I like the stripey ones.
Gloria S. saysMay 4, 2018 at 12:00 am
You’re godsent! I can’t sew for the life of me and wanted to add curtains to the living room but couldn’t find anything I liked. Getting them made is so expensive that I didn’t want to go down that route. I will use your guide to make them myself – can’t believe I haven’t thought of this!
Sarah saysMay 4, 2018 at 10:31 pm
How unbelievably simple.. and much cheaper then premade