Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY No Sew Classroom Curtains!

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Hello Classroom DIY Friends! Classroom decorations and inspiration have been a hot topic this summer as teachers prepare for the new year. You might even be thinking of your classroom decorations too! Today I would like to show you how to make No Sew Classroom Curtains. One of the best parts about this project is that it is so inexpensive that you can make several sets of these on a budget.  

Items to Gather:

For One Standard Window:
  • 3 Bandanas (mine are from Hobby Lobby) 
  • 1 Roll of Stitch Witch (no sew hem tape)
  • 1 Cutain rod
  • Scissors
  • Iron


1.  Using one bandana, fold the top of the bandana over the curtain rod to make a pocket. Gently press the bandana with the iron to make a crease.

2.  Measure your Stitch Witch by placing it on top of the bandana and cut a strip the length of the bandana.

3.  Fold the top of the bandana over the curtain rod and on top of the Stitch Witch making a pocket. Make sure the pocket is snug. Making the pocket snug is the trick to making these no sew curtains look like they have a sewn in pocket. Iron the hemline where the Stitch Witch is to adhere the two parts of the fabric that will now create your rod pocket.

4.  Once you have the first bandana panel finished you will use it as a template for the other two. By doing this you will have 3 panels the same length. Informal measurements are used because bandanas are not all the same size. In fact, they each vary in size slightly. You will have to use the first bandana as the template so that you will have an even hem with all three panels.

5.  Once you have all three panels complete you will slip the curtain rod into each of the three bandana pockets and hang!

Other Tips/Suggestions:

Use more bandanas for a fuller look! Hobby Lobby has a great selection of different kinds of bandanas for a dollar each. Family Dollar has the best and least expensive spring rods.The possibilities are endless. This project took me about 15 minutes to complete and less than ten dollars!

I hope you have as much fun as I did creating these No Sew Classroom Curtains,


  1. Thanks for sharing this! I hadn't thought of using a bandanna.

    1. Bandanas are the thing! You only have to deal with one side of the fabric!

  2. I bought red polka dot fabric yesterday to make curtains to cover the toy shelf -- and was dreading blowing the dust off the sewing machine. THANK YOU for reminding me that i don't actually have to sew!!!

    1. Last year I made some cute curtains our of retro cowboy fabric and they are still my favorite.

  3. Thanks for the tutorial! This is one of the things that I plan to make this summer. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. I saw lots of different types of bandanas and they are so cheap!

  5. I might try these in my kitchen!

  6. LOVE IT!! Can't wait to go on a bandana hunt and have all sorts of curtains to change up the window decor in our preschool room (which is attached to my home). These will be adorable!

    1. Every single time I go to Hobby Lobby I look for new bandanas. During each holiday they have themed ones too. You have to look at the seasonal asile for those. But when I find new ones I change my kitchen window out and I use them for napkins too!

  7. What size of Stitch Witch did you use? 5/8 inch? 1/4 inch??

    1. I did not save the packaging from the previous project that I used that for so I am not sure...

  8. I can't wait to try this! Thank you!


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