Did you know that knotted curtains are so easy to make at home? It is a great way to get creative and have fun with your kids. This tutorial will show you how to make Knotted curtains in three different sizes.
Steps Making knotted Curtains
Step 1. Cut two pieces of fabric the size of the window or doorway that they need to cover. You will also need some coordinating ribbon for tying the knots, yarn, scissors, and a needle and thread if desired.
Step 2. Fold one piece in half lengthwise, then fold it again widthwise so that there are four layers total on each side.
Step 3. Tie an overhand knot (a knot where both ends come through the loop – like when you tie shoelaces) at the top of one side with a long piece of string. Thread the needle with the other end of that string and push it up through an opening on one side to form a loop.
Push it back down through another hole on the same side, this time tying off with another overhand knot (similar to step three). Gently pull both loops tight together. Continue until you have made all desired knots. Tie knots at the bottom of each side and cut off excess string.
What are knotted Curtains?
If you love the look of knotted curtains but want to avoid sewing, we’ve got a great answer for you. This is an easy DIY project that will make your windows come alive with personality without taking up too much time! We promise it’s not as hard or messy as it sounds and provides a unique way to make your windows feel like home.
Benefits of Knitted Curtains
- They are easy to make and require no sewing.
There is a wide variety of materials that you can use for this project, including yarn or string.
- Knotted curtains will give your room an instant update with minimal effort!
The knots provide texture so they’re not too plain looking. You have a lot of flexibility with how loose or tight you want them to be.
- Knotted curtains are a more affordable option than buying new ones from the store.
They add dimension and texture to your window without blocking out too much light.
How to Care for knotted curtains
Knotted curtains should be taken down after you’re done with them to ensure they don’t get any mold or mildew on them.
You can wash and dry these curtains in the machine using a delicate cycle, but only if they are made from cotton materials. If you want to clean your knitted curtain by hand, then lay them flat to dry them with a towel. Be sure not to bleach your curtains or let any chemicals touch the fabric!
How to Wash Knotted Curtains:
Wash your curtains in cold water on a delicate cycle. Dry them flat to avoid any shrinking or stretching of the fabric and be sure not to use bleach for this process!
Should I Iron my Knotted Curtains?
Ironing is not necessary for this type of curtain but if you do want to, then iron them on the lowest heat setting with a pressing cloth.
What type of Detergent is best for cleaning knotted Curtains?
The best detergent to use is a gentle soap like Woolite, dishwashing liquid, or Dreft. You should avoid using fabric softener on knotted curtains because it can cause the knots to loosen and become more frizzy over time.
How Often Should I Wash Knotted Curtains?
It’s not necessary to wash them after every use but if you do want to, then cold water is best with a gentle soap like Woolite or dishwashing liquid.
What type of Shower Curtain liner should I buy for my Knotted Curtains?
A shower curtain liner that attaches using Velcro would work the best because it won’t stick to the knots.
A vinyl shower curtain liner is also a good option because it will not show dirt or water stains as easily and has better durability than fabric curtains.
Knotted Curtains should be washed about once every four months but you could wash them more often if they start to look dirty or smelly, or if you are looking for a deeper clean.
How much do knotted curtains cost?
A rod and rings set for your knotted curtains will cost about $40.
In general, the fabric of a knotted curtain would range from $15 to $20 per yard depending on how much you need as well as what type it is (cotton, polyester, etc.).
If you want something more luxurious that is made from silk fabric, it might cost you around $80 per yard.
Some people choose to have one set of curtains for their window and then purchase knotted drapes or valances separately that match the same color scheme as its other window treatments.
This is typically how those with small windows would go about purchasing their knotted curtains because it is less expensive.
Where to buy knotted curtain material?
You can purchase your knotted curtain material from a variety of different retailers. Some examples are Walmart, Lowes, and Home Depot to name just a few.
There is also an online store called Knotted Curtains that specializes in providing materials for those who want their curtains made with this technique. They have everything you need including the rod kits, the material, and the installation instructions.