Simple No Sew Cafe Curtains

in , , , by Julie Nichols, November 12, 2013

Hi friends, today I am going to show you how I transformed kitchen towels into cafe curtains.  


This is a very easy project.

I purchased this towel set at decor steals. 
 They are 1/2 linen & 1/2 cotton + machine washable!

Notice at the top there is a small loop and the print is a French bakery receipt.  They are so adorable! I love them and thought they would work better for me as curtains because I think they are to pretty to get dirty.

So this is what I did'll be amazed at how simple this is.  YES, this is a  no-sew project.
Just follow these steps.  You can do this.

  1.  measuring tape
                                                                    2.  iron
                                                                    3.  double-sided tape
                                                                    4.  any curtain rod (I used a tension rod) 

                  Follow These 8 Steps:
                                                      1.   Iron the towel to get rid of all the folds
                                                      2.   Measure the length you want
                                                      3.   Fold over and iron over your crease
                                                      4.   Use a strip of doubled sided tape
                                                      5.   Smooth over                                        
                                                      6.   Place your curtain (towel) on a curtain rod
                                                      7.   Hang your curtains
                                                      8.   Admire how pretty they look





As you can see I left the loop on.  If I want to use them as towels I can just peel off the tape.

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  1. These turned out so cute. And I love the little cow holding the curtain back so you can peek outside at the weather. I need a project to make tea towels. I need some small hand towels for my bathroom. I wonder if I should just cut a regular hand towel in half. Any ideas? Sweet hugs!

  2. These are beautiful with the light showing through to reveal the weave, and look as if they were made to coordinate with your lampshades on either side. Very clear directions too!

  3. This is such a neat trick and seem to be so easy to do, but a million $$ look. I might have to try as there is not much pretty through my window at eye height..Happy Sunday..Judy

  4. Love these ~ so cute and easy too!

  5. I love the way the light shines through the fabric and how they look like they were tailor made for the lamp. Great tutorial too! Found you via inspire me Tuesday :)

  6. Oh I love them, how fabulous and such a grea tutorial too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. What great curtains these towels made. Love the receipt print. Adorable!

  8. Great job Julie! They look beautiful!!!

  9. I need to make some like this for my kitchen. My current curtains are dark and make the kitchen feel dark, even in summertime.

    I'd love for you to share your project with my readers at my Fabulously Frugal Thursday party:

  10. Julie, I have those same lampshades. Great minds! I love the curtains and them being no-sew makes it all perfection. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.




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