If you’ve fallen in love with a particular pattern or color only to discover that the item you need doesn’t come in that print, and if you’re not interested pursuing custom-made curtains, we have a great solution for you: using our lightweight bedspreads as easy DIY no sew curtains!
Even though our sheer curtain panels and window treatments are among our bestsellers, they’re not always the best solution for customers who live in colder climates or who need window coverings for large windows–or who just might prefer thicker curtains.
We are always happy to custom make such curtains for them, however, it ends up being expensive. DIY comes to the rescue and many of our customers have used our thicker cotton bedspreads to solve their window treatment needs in creative ways. Here are a few of the creative–or dare we say, genius–ways that our Saffron Marigold customers have taken our Indian bedspreads and used them to make their own easy DIY no sew curtains.
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 had to say:
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.
Thicker curtain panels using Memories of Shalimar bedspread
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!
How to hang bedspreads as curtain panels
Our twin-size lightweight bedspreads are 70”x90”–slightly larger than the standard 54×84 curtain panel. A window that would normally require two traditional curtain panels will need two bedspreads to achieve the same effect. You can still hang your curtain rod high and wide for the appearance of larger windows and the curtains will still reach the floor (if that’s the look you’re going for).
If you’re working with especially large windows, you might want to use our king-size bedspreads, which are 108”x90” and may be a good solution for oversized windows or sliding patio doors.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your DIY no sew curtains:
- Curtain rod
- Curtain clips/drapery clips (about 10 for each twin-sized panel, and about 15 for each king-sized panel)
- Saffron Marigold Lightweight Bedspreads (see above to determine how many you’ll need)
- Measure your windows from where you want the bottom of the fabric to hit (e.g. the floor, below your windowsill, et cetera). 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 one clip to to each end and one to the middle. Then, space them 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!
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 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 and feature your solutions on our blog!