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No Sew Dishtowel Cafe Curtains

February 07, 2016

Sometimes, it can be a real challenge to find curtains to fit your windows.  Sure, curtains are easy enough to sew from scratch, but who has time for all that??

These pretty cafe curtains were made to perfectly fit our odd little kitchen window. They're actually made from woven dishtowels. And best of all - NO SEW!

To make them you will need several dishtowels which are the same on the front and back (a woven towel, not a printed one).

Simply measure the length you want them to be, and then fold over your towel to the appropriate length. For example, these towels started out at 24" long, and we needed the bottom curtains to be 18" long. So, we just folded over the towel to make them 18" and then made a seam with Stitch Witchery (an awesome product) about 1 1/2 inches down from the fold. This creates a rod pocket, and the extra piece of fabric that was folded down now looks like an intentional ruffle! No need for cutting, hemming or sewing!

For the valance, we folded matching towels in half to create a 12" long valance. Again we made a 1 1/2" rod pocket, and that's all! We used 4 towels for the valance and 5 for the tiers. Just experiment to see what degree of fullness you prefer. 

Dishtowels and napkins make a great starting point for so many easy and fun curtain projects. If you need a little inspiration, check out our cute Vintage Style Dishtowels and Napkins. And don't forget to send us a pic of your fabulous creations!

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