No Sew Curtains: How to Make DIY Curtains Without Sewing

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 5, 2021

If you’ve want to make no-sew curtains for your windows at home, do we have a treat for you! You might be wondering why Saffron Marigold, an online store that sells ready-made curtains, is offering up this easy DIY curtains hack. The answer is easy: we love our customers, and you might prefer a thicker curtain that our block printed sheer curtain panels. (However, if you simply want to learn the easiest way to line sheer curtains without sewing, we can tell you how to do that, too!).

Can you make curtains without a sewing machine?

If you live in a colder climate, you might need a curtain that protects you from the chill. And if you have a larger-than-average window, you need larger-than-average window treatment. While we do take custom orders, we recognize that can be a pricy option. This is where a DIY no-sew curtain hack comes to the rescue!

Yes, you can absolutely make curtains without a sewing machine! Here are a few of the creative–or dare we say, genius–ways that Saffron Marigold customers used our Indian bedspreads to make their own DIY no sew curtains.

What you need to make no-sew curtains

To make no-sew curtains, you obviously need some kind of fabric with which to fashion them. That’s where we come in! Did you know that our lightweight bedspreads make beautiful, easy, DIY no-sew curtains? Many of our customers use our cotton bedspreads as creative solutions for their window treatment needs. They truly make for a great window treatment, especially if you need to cover a larger window or prefer a thicker curtain.

Here’s what you’ll need to make no-sew curtains of your own:

How to make curtains without sewing

To make curtains without sewing, follow these incredibly easy steps:

  • Measure your windows from where you want the bottom of the fabric to hit, such as the floor, below your windowsill, etc.  Be sure to include an allowance for the curtain clips/drapery rings.  
  • Install the curtain rod.
  • Attach the clips to the top of the bedspread, starting with the end.  Add a clip to to each end and one to the middle. 
  • Next, simply space the clips apart evenly (every 3-4 inches) so that the fabric will hang evenly and won’t bunch up.  Note:  you may have to readjust the clips once you’ve hung the window treatment.
  • Slip the clips over the curtain rod.
  • Hang and enjoy!

DIY no sew curtains for a patio door

Matthia from Gloucester, MA used our Tropical Garden bedspread to solve her patio panel problem! This is what she wrote:

Hi, we did receive the bedspread and it was turned into a patio door curtain by attaching clip on rings to it and hanging it on a decorative rod. It looks very nice and much cozier than those plastic office looking patio panels that seem to be the only alternative.

I just bought a decorative rod and clip rings and hemmed all 4 edges of the spread so the length would be right. I do have a 5 foot patio door, not sure how it would fit on a 6 foot one, but  I think it would still be fine as there is plenty of fabric.

floral curtains used as a patio door panel
floral bedspread and patio door cover

DIY no sew curtains for a tricky window

Evelyn used a lightweight bedspread from the Memories of Shalimar collection as thicker curtains for a tricky window:

Hello, The curtains were installed today. It was a tricky install due to the corner, but we had the right hardware, so it worked out well. They ended up looking beautiful. The golden details of the fabric really stands out and the room looks so much nicer. Thank you so much for your suggestion of using the bedspreads. I am really pleased with the results!
Thank you!
Evelyn Ellis

green gold curtain panels, thick curtains
green and gold curtain panel, thicker panels
green and gold thick curtain panels
green gold curtain panels, thick curtains


Saffron Marigold customers are creative types who appreciate handcrafted, beautiful, globally-inspired prints, so it’s no surprise that they’ve taken our linens into their own hands to develop unique and lovely DIY window treatments with our textiles.

We’d like to thank our customers for sharing their creative window treatment solutions with us! If you’ve used Saffron Marigold products in a different way, we’d love to hear from you!