Why would you want to go to the trouble, and make your own curtains ?
Probably because you can't find the exact ready made curtains you want. The curtains are either too big or too small, not the right color or not the right design. You could always buy custom made curtains, but the cost is often just too high.You can solve all of these problems by making your own curtains. Simply by using one of the many easy step by step guides on this site. Even with NO prior experience you will soon be creating beautiful drapes and curtains. The easy curtain making guides will show you simply step by step everything you need to do. As well as the descriptions you will find pictures showing each step. Making curtains is not rocket science. However like most things in life it is a lot easier to do when you have a plan.
Take a look over the many easy curtain making guides right here.
You are probably now thinking that you don't have some or any of the things you need to make curtains with...Almost certainly you are right most people won't have everything they need to get started on their first curtain making project. So you will either have to buy a few things to get started. A better way is to dip your toe in the water and borrow these things if possible from family, friends or neighbors.
The good news is none of the things you need to make curtains with is expensive. Each easy guide shows you right at the beginning what you need to make that exact project.
I'm also certain that once you get started that you will want to own all your own equipment. It will pay for itself many times over after you have made just a couple of pairs of curtains. After all I don't know anyone that has just one window that needs curtains in their home :-)
For those of you that are worried because you have never even learned how to sew a button on before, no need to panic.
The guides are grouped in to 3 different sections for you to choose from. Each of the guides has links to useful videos showing you everything you will need to complete your curtain making project successfully...
1. Discover how to hand sew curtains (takes longer but gives the best finish)
2. Discover how sewing machines work (faster to make but not the best for some drapery fabrics)
3. Discover NO sew window treatments (for those that want to get started with little or no sewing)
So there you have it, everything you need to get stated and make your own curtains.
Discover how to get great looking curtains without spending a small fortune with the Easy Curtain Ideas Alerts.
"Dear Lee, Just wanted to say I found your site last week and it was an absolute godsend. Most helpful and informative - easy to follow instructions - and my very first bay window pelmet looks like the work of a true (and expensive) professional!
The pelmet and curtains both look much better in real life than on the photo of course. My wife thinks it all looks the work of a real pro rather than a first time amateur! Many many thanks for your site.
Kind regards Neal"