Ever made no-sew curtains?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I can't remember where I saw them, but I saw a teacher who made curtains for her classroom with special tape you iron to seal. It looked pretty easy. Has anyone ever done this? I have 3 pretty large windows in my classroom I'd like to spice up.
     
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    Was it Stitch Witch? It's an iron-on fusible hem tape.
     
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    I just made some for my BFF a couple of weeks ago.

    I sew, but she doesn't. She had bought stuff to make the no sew kind. She asked for. Lesson on how to make them. She wasn't feeling well that day, plus I could make them in the time it took me to explain it. I just made them and let her watch.
     
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    I wish I could remember!
     
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    I did no sew curtains for my back book shelves using vinyl solid shower curtain liners in blue. I used contact hooks to hang them at the grommets, and trimmed them to the right length.
     
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    I've made curtains with stitch wich, it's easy peasy :)
     
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    Stitch Witchery, aka fusible hem tape. Also good for putting up hems! :haha:
     
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    I've done it. The hem started to come undone after a year or two.
     
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    I've done it two different ways. Once I used fabric glue. I just folded the material over the curtain rod and glued shut. Three years later they are still hanging. I've also used twin bed sheets. Simply make a small cut on each side of the top part of the sheet and slide the curtain rod through.
     
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    Yes...going strong for seven years.
     
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    One school I taught at the shop had no windows.
    I put up a bulletin board and made it look like a window, framed it out (a friend gave me a whole window, casement and all,) Another friend of mine made wallpaper, the photographs of woods and sea scenes, when they would make a mistake He'd give me the rejects (many times I could just cut my window size out without having the goof show). I would post many things on the bulletin board and since it was under glass no one messed with them.
    I mounted the window on hinges and when I need to change the scene I just "opened" it up. The hard part was the curtains. I made about 5 sets using the no sew tape (Café and floor length ). I can't sew to save my life but I treated it like a sheet metal project and I succeeded.
     

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