How to sew curtains? - DIY or do it yourself

chevron curtain yellow baby room

I do not believe in confusion, so during my pregnancy it was a great joy to prepare a room for a child. Especially things that I could have prepared myself. Their list includes curtains for a children's room, which I decided to sew myself.

I don't know any tailoring tricks, and Wojtek showed me how to sew on a machine (yes !!!), whom his Grandma showed me some 15 years ago. Our skills are therefore limited to threading and sewing, preferably straight. But this is enough to sew curtains, in fact, you can do without it, but that's about it at the end.


Shopping list:

  • curtain fabric: I chose the one with a width of 1,60 m, perfect for a single curtain, I needed 2 curtains, the curtain rod hangs 2,5 m high, so I ordered 6 linear meters (5,20 m for curtains, and from the remains I sewed pillowcases for the set)
    Cellar:, Cotton 100% yellow chevron zigzag, price: PLN 18 for 1 meter - 10% discount for a large order, which amounted to PLN 81

yellow yellow chevron zigzag fabric

  • tape for hanging and wrinkling curtains: its length is 310 cm so it was perfect for two curtains of 160 cm each
    Store: Ikea, tape: KRONILL, price: PLN 7,99 for 310 cm

tape for hanging and wrinkling IKEA curtains

  • rim belt to lining (gluing) the curtains, packed by 10m, I needed 5,6m for two curtains, because I put each one twice
    Cellar: IKEA, SY hemming belt, price: 9,99 PLN for 10m

IKEA warm embroidery strap

  • Total expenditure: 98,98 PLN


Sewing accessories needed:

  • high-heeled shoes
  • scissors
  • white thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • iron


DIY or curtains for a children's room step by step:

1. I asked the manufacturer about the shrinkage of the fabric, it was at the level of a few% so before I started sewing the curtains I washed and ironed

2. I measured and cut the desired length of the material, i.e. the length of the curtains + 2 cm for the top lining + 10 cm for the bottom lining

2. I put a 1 cm material margin along the side and top of the curtain, attached it with pins and ironed it, took out the pins, put it on again 1 cm and pressed again, thanks to which I got rid of the torn side of the fabric and the unevenly cut top

curtains for DIY children's room

3. I pierced the pressed sides and top of the curtains on a sewing machine

how to sew curtains

4. To the top of the curtains I sewed a tape to hang and wrinkle the curtains straight

instructions for sewing curtains

5. I hung the curtains on the rods and measured their height

6. I divided the excess material on the underside of the curtain into two parts and put it on twice, but here I gave up sewing and used a hot hemming strip. It went much faster, it looks very aesthetically pleasing, and nothing happens with the washing either.

Hemming tape ikea shortening curtains

7. Curtains are ready!

zigzag zigzag curtains diy

In fact, the sides and top of the curtains can also be pressed hot using the hemming strap, and the sewing tape can be sewn by hand, so I am sure that such curtains are also available for people who do not have sewing machines.

chevron curtain yellow baby room


How do you like the end result? Do you already want to sew something?


See our other posts on how to decorate a children's room:

1. An idea for a children's room design, or how and where to start> click
2. Zigzag, asterisk and an owl - yellow and gray room for a child> click
3. Yellow-gray room for the child step by step, i.e.
list of all products with links to DIY stores and projects> click
4. How to sew curtains? DIY or do it yourself> click
5. Garland with stars for a child's room - DIY> click
6. How to organize the first sleeping place for a child? > click
7. How to organize a breastfeeding corner? > click
8. How to organize a changing corner? > click
9. Swaddle blanket, sleeping bag, swaddle blanket, or maybe a duvet and pillow? > click
10. How to choose a feeding chair? > click
11. Bin for used nappies - test and review> click
12. What is worth having in the room of a one-year-old baby? Changes are coming! > click


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  • Katarzyna

    I have a machine and thanks to you I will also try to conjure up something myself.

  • Sylwia

    Super;)) Soon I will sew curtains for daughters' room and maybe even for my own;)) Regards 🙂

  • Iza

    A great way to decorate such curtains and give them a very unique character is computer embroidery. I use my Bernina embroidery machine to refresh old clothes, tablecloths and curtains. Thanks to this, I don't have to throw them away because they are becoming new things. 🙂

  • 06.04.2017

    Cool !!! Tomorrow I am also going to do something similar myself 🙂

    • Wedding Label

      I am very happy - be sure to let me know how it went 🙂

  • Magda Głowacka

    Hello. Can this tape also be used when mounting a curtain on a ceiling rail? I don't want creases to wave like you do.

    Greetings, Magda

    • 26.09.2016

      Yes, that's exactly what my pillowcase is made of the same material as the curtains found by a lady found on DaWanda 🙂 I gave the dimensions and ordered 2 pieces in different colors.

    • Magda Głowacka

      Thank you very much for the link, everything is clear 🙂 I have a question yet - do you need to put the material on the end with this ironing tape or press it normally without tucking it under you? I do not know if I explained it well because it is hard it will not "suck" this material stuck to this tape at the end? And the last question - does this material have a double-sided print or only one?

    • 27.09.2016

      Madziu, take a close look at the photos - I pressed it twice, just so that the hemmed material would be folded inside and it would not get wet.

  • Charles

    Where can I get a curtain rail like this? I only find classic curtain rods everywhere… 🙁

    • 13.07.2016

      This curtain rod is from Ikea 🙂

  • 09.02.2016

    You got these curtains amazing!

    • 13.07.2016

      Thank you very much and I recommend you try 🙂

  • Ann

    Beautiful room, curtains match it perfectly 😉

  • Pamela Sawka

    Does this Kronill tape have all the threads for extra wrinkling?

    • 10.11.2015

      I didn't use this function so I will see, but I think so

    • Pamela Sawka

      Yes, I bought and traced the internet before
      Kronill tape has no threads to crease, they used to have such tape on offer (I don't remember the name)
      I was looking for her because I have Nordis curtains on this old version of the tape (bought a year ago), but the tape was originally sewn in the curtains
      I wanted to buy an identical tape for curtains

    • 13.07.2016

      Hm but mine has strings to wrinkle, did you check carefully?

    • Charles

      So your curtains are not crinkled just slid to the side ?? Could you give me photos of the curtains opened?

    • 13.07.2016

      Exactly - they are not crinkled but pushed to the side, unfortunately others are hanging temporarily, so I can't take a picture quickly.

    • Anett40

      this plastic tape with pockets for the curtain rod does not have threads for creasing ;-) I know because I bought because I thought it has ,,, it is stiff and how I will wrinkle (threads are in ffiran tapes) then the material sewn on the curtain rod will not come in ,,,

  • Beata Kulesza

    super many thanks for the inspiration !!

  • Monika

    Finally, I know how to sew curtains for my daughter's room !! THANKS for your inspiration and understandable description 🙂

    • 13.07.2016

      I recommend myself for the future 😉

  • 16.07.2015

    I guess I finally have to sew curtains 🙂 Well, it looks great!