How to Make Knotted Curtains

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.

 

How to Make knotted Curtains

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.

 

how to make your own without sewing

Easy Window Curtains: How to Make Your Own Without Sewing

Window treatments can be expensive, but luckily there are many ways to save money on your window curtains. This article will show you how to make your own without sewing!

 

Steps on Make Curtains Without Sewing

Step 1. Buy fabric and a rod that matches the size of your window. You will also need to buy some pins, an ironing board, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, and something to make a hem (such as thread).

Step 2. Measure how wide your curtains should be by adding two inches on either side for hems. The height should be the length of your window.

Step 3. Buy one yard of fabric for every panel that you want to make (e.g., if you are making three panels, buy three yards). Also, measure how wide and long your curtains should be by adding two inches on either side to account for hems. The height will depend on how many windows and how long your panels are.

Step 4. Cut the fabric to size for each panel of curtains and hem any edges that need it by folding over once, ironing flat, then pressing with a hot iron. You can leave them raw if you want an unfinished look which is what I did here.

Step 5. Take one piece at a time and pin it to the top of your window, leaving room on either side for how wide you want it and hemming.

Step 6. Begin sewing around the perimeter with a straight stitch, moving from left to right or right to left. You can use an overcast stitch if you have thicker fabric that needs more support. Be sure not to sew past where your panel ends.

Step 7. Repeat with the remaining panels and leave your curtains open until it’s time to hang them up!

 

How to Wash Curtains

  • Wash in cold water on the delicate cycle and dry flat. You can also take care of light stains by spritzing with a stain remover or vinegar before washing.
  • For more stubborn stains, soak the curtains in water mixed with a little detergent and stain remover for 30 minutes before washing.
  • To remove dust, vacuum the curtains or shake outside.
  • Avoid washing your curtain with a load of towels as it could fray or cause shrinkage in some fabrics.

 

How to Hang Curtains

Hanging your curtains can be as simple or elegant as you want them to be.

Hangers: You can use a variety of hangers for different looks, including plastic sticks in shower clips, clear clothespins, and fabric loops.

Rods: Basic curtain rods are perfect with most fabrics but if you have heavier fabrics, use a metal rod.

Hooks: Hang hooks at the top of your window frame, then simply hang your curtains over them.

Rod Pocket Cords: You can use these to hang your curtains without sewing. They provide a cleaner, more finished look and they’re good for heavier fabrics that won’t stay on regular hooks.

Tiebacks/Cord Loops: These are great for short windows with no rods or if you don’t want the hassle of installing anything else. Just tie them to the top corners of the panel.

Ropes: Use these if you’re looking for a more natural look and feel. You can attach them to your window frame with eye hooks, then hang your panels over them in any way that works best for you (hanging one on each side or hanging both from one side).

Tension Rods: These are best for short windows. Just place the rods on any side of your window, then hang one curtain over them and use a tension rod to keep it in place (you’ll need two).

 

How to Preserve Curtains to last long

Hang your curtains in a way that they won’t touch the floor or ground. This will ensure you don’t have to replace them because of mold growth.

Wash your curtain at least once every three months with water and detergent, then hang it outside for some fresh air before storing it away again (you can also use a dryer sheet).

Store your curtains at room temperature in an area with good air circulation.

If you’re storing it away for the wintertime, make sure to put them in a sealed plastic bag or container that will keep bugs out. Make sure to give them time before using them again by airing them out outdoors.

 

The Benefits of Window Curtains

  1. They’re a great way to get privacy in your home without taking down the curtains. Privacy helps keep both sunlight and light from outside sources out, which can help you sleep better at night by reducing how much artificial light is spilling into your bedroom.
  2. Window treatments add an elegant touch to your home. Curtains are a great way to liven up any room in the house or can be chosen for how they coordinate with the colors of your furniture and other decor pieces that you have.
  3. They’re also an easy way to change the feel of your windows without having to spend too much money! Window treatments can be swapped out with the seasons, to add a festive feel during the holiday season.
  4. Curtains are also an easy way to make any room in your home more inviting and welcoming!

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