How To Make Tie Top Curtains? 5 Easy Steps!

How to make tie top curtains? It is just like making a curtain with the difference at the top portion of the curtain.

If you are looking for a less professional look in your home with a dash of customized touches, a tie-top curtain is an excellent choice for you.

Although tie-top curtains are meant to be stationary, this type of curtain is only for decorative purposes.

If you have or in for a contemporary styled room, tie-top curtains are the way to go.

But, again, choosing a lightweight fabric is the best choice.

I have some of it in our guest room, where my cousins stay when they visit our home.


How to make tie top curtains

Steps To Tie Top Curtain

As the name suggests, it is a type of curtain wherein the top portion is supposed to be tied on a rod.

It is also an excellent way to hang your café curtains.

It will require you less work while having a contemporary look in your room.

Are you interested in making one? Here is a quick guide on making your very own tie-top curtains.

Now, how to make tie top curtains? Here are a simple few steps in creating a tie-top curtain.


#1. Prepare

Plan the fabric and the window that you are going to put the curtain into.

Make sure to the following tools and materials:



In making curtains, the chosen fabric is the key in decoration.

When it comes to fabric choosing, choose something light weighted.

You may not need heavy fabrics when it comes to tie-top curtains.

But if you plan to put the curtain on the halls, a down type of fabric is suitable.

The color will also make a huge difference.

Make sure to choose a color that best compliments the room together with the things inside.

Consider the plain, decorative or laced type of fabrics if these are suitable for the room’s design.


Sewing kit or sewing machine

Knowledge of sewing is also a necessity.

When it comes to the sewing kit, make sure ta have scissors, tape measures, needles, and threads in it.

Suppose you are planning to sew using a sewing machine, the better. It will save you both time and effort if you use a sewing machine.

Another option is using iron-on tape. This will save you from sewing injuries, but you will have to use a clothes iron instead.


#2. Measure

Place the rod just above the window frame. A tie-top curtain is best positioned when rods are installed outside the frame.

It is also recommended to make use of the 1-foot rule in attaching rods above the window frame.

After installing the rod, you can now measure the necessary length fr the curtain.

Measure from the rod going downwards.

The length will differ depending on your preference.

Some like it to be by the window sill, below the window frame, or brushing the floor.

Whichever you want from the three lengths mentioned, always add a foot for necessary adjustments and hem allowances.

The width, on the other hand, will depend on the rod attached above.

Measure the rod’s length and double or triple it to make a fuller look for the curtain.


#3. Cut

Next is to cut the curtains according to the measurements that you have. Take note of the allowances.

It is better to have longer curtains rather than having short ones because you can just adjust the length.

But you can’t compensate for a shorter length.


#4. Sew

Now you have three options. One is to sew it using a sewing machine.

So you will need a sewing machine and the knowledge of using it.

Two is to sew it by hand if there is no sewing machine.

You will need the sewing kit and the knowledge of basic backstitching.

Lastly, is using iron-on tape. Again, this is for those who have no idea or are not confident enough of their sewing skills.

You will have to put the tape on one side, fold it facing the other and iron it with a clothes iron.

Now the top should have strips of fabric ready to be tied. Remember, you are making a tie-top curtain.

The top portion must have strips of fabric with a width of 2 to 3 inches and a 3 inches gap between each one.


#5. Hang

Next is to hang the curtain. Finally, tie the curtain to the rod. The main idea of a tie-top curtain is connecting it with a rod.

When hanging the curtain, make sure that the curtain is evenly leveled to become unruly.


Curtain Ideas

Some curtain tips if you’re making a curtain.

It is best to have sheets instead of buying a new one.

Recycle what you have.

When it comes to making curtains, knowing sewing is a great way to save up some cash and time.

It is a small investment compared to how much you can save in buying custom-made curtains or buying new ones.



Now that you know how to make tie top curtains, I hope you can make one of your preferences.

There are no more limited choices since you can now make your own.

You can start a business with this one also. Be more practical.

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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