How to Put Curtains on Blinds? 4 DIY Simple Steps!

How to put curtains on blinds is a common question asked by many people. It can be more difficult than it sounds and often requires the help of another person. Read this blog post for instructions on how to do just that!

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Steps on Putting Curtains on Blinds

Step #1. The first step to putting curtains on blinds is preparing the area. You’ll need to measure how many curtains you want and cut them so that there are no more than a few inches left over. Next, you will clip one end of the rod through the top hemmed edge of your fabric (it should be about four inches away from the edge).

Step #2. The next step is to loop one end of your rod through the top hemmed edge of the fabric and then use a safety pin (or needle) to attach it. Please do this for both sides so that there are two loops on each side with about four inches in between them. You’ll hang your blinds on the hooks at each end of your curtain rod. Now, hang one side of the blinds to test how long it needs to be before hanging them both up.

Step #3. Figure out where you want to put your new curtains. Decide what height for rods and if you’d like a top hemmed rod as well.

Now, you will need two rods that are the same length (or close to it) of your window or space in between your windows. Depending on how wide your curtains hang from rod to rod, the required height might vary slightly. **If using a top hemmed rod.

You’ll want each curtain panel long enough to hang at least four inches below the bottom of the blind.
Find a spot on your windowsill where you can measure how wide and tall it is, then use that measurement as a ruler to cut your fabric.

Step #4. Hang the curtain rod so it’s flush with the top of each window frame or just below it if decorative moldings are around the tops.

Hang the rod in the center of your window and put a mark on it to keep track for lining up with each side.

What are curtain blinds?

Curtains are a classic way to add some style and color to your home decor. It’s also one of the easiest ways to create privacy too! Blinds that hangover curtains can help keep walls from being covered in dust or damaged by sunlight (sunlight causes fading). This is especially true for homes with a lot of natural light.

How do you put curtains on the window?

Installing curtain blinds is super easy because they go inside the window frame or on top of decorative molding and screw in place. It’s essential to measure your windows before ordering blinds, so you get just the right size for each one.

When it comes time to hang up your new curtains, there are two main ways: rod pocket sheers and pinch pleated panels. Some curtains have a rod pocket at the top, making it easy to slide one end of your curtain through from behind and then hang on an eyelet hook or decorative pull (like these).

Other types are designed for draping over the window sill before being pulled together with pinch pleations in front.

How to clean curtain blinds?

When it comes to cleaning your new curtains, you have a few options. You could hand wash them in cold water using mild detergent and then hang dry or machine wash on the gentle cycle with just enough detergent to get the soap off of the fabric.  You can also use a light steam press (or even better, an iron) to press the curtains.

How do you adjust curtain lengths?

After taking care of all those details, it’s time to hang your new drapes.
This is an easy project for someone with experience in DIY home projects since hanging them will depend on how much weight, length, and width they have (which can vary).

The rule of thumb is to measure how long the rod should be, divide that number in half and add about 24 inches.
For instance, if your rods are 72-inches long, you’ll want a curtain length that’s 36-inches on either side (plus an additional 12).

Next, hang one end of the top rail so that it covers the top of your rod and is about an inch away from it, then install a tension bar.

Finally, hang the other end of the rail on the bottom track or wall-mount bracket to parallel with one another.
It should look like you have two curtains in front of each window (or door).

The next step is to attach the curtains (or drapes) on either side of your blinds. This can be done in a few different ways, but you should have enough fabric so that it’s at least two inches longer than the length of the rod when fully extended.

Should I iron my curtain blinds?

Ironing the curtains is not necessary for blinds, but it does help make them look more crisp and professional.
If you have a pinch pleat curtain or valance on your blinds, then I would recommend ironing those because they are easier to press than other types of curtains like rod-pocket draperies.

How to make car window curtains

How To Make Car Window Curtains? 3 Easy Steps!

How to make car window curtains?

It’s just like making regular curtains but in a car instead of a window in your house.

Are you going on a trip? Needs privacy more than what car tints may cover?

You may want to install some curtains in your car if that’s the case.

There are numerous ways in hanging curtains in your car.

Making them is no different. Upon reading this article you’ll be putting up curtains like a pro.

Well, I had a hard time too when I first started installing curtains in my dad’s campervan.

Nevertheless, they worked well. And now, I am glad to share that with you.

 

Car Window Curtains

Car window curtains have been a trend when it comes to covering the car windows from the inside.

They offer the same features as a tint but are more decorative compared to the lather.

If you want to learn how to make one, you’ve landed on the right page.

We’ve laid out these simple steps for you to follow through.

 

Steps To Make Car Window Curtains

So, how to make car window curtains?

Well, simple things must be done and decided first before you proceed to the actual work.

 

Step #1. Prepare and decide

Make a decision and prepare the following things.

 

#1. Hanging method

You will have to decide which type of curtain you should make.

Whether you’ll be using a rod or a curtain track.

You may also use a magnet on the edges of the curtain or some hooks to go along with it.

The hanging method plays a very important role.

 

#2. Fabric choice

You have to choose a fabric that will fit your curtain needs.

Price and quality should never be compromised.

If you want a blackout curtain, it may be hard to find one that sells per yard but blackout liners may be available.

Consider the weight also.

If you prefer to use Velcro, it may not sustain the weight of the Velcro strips.

 

#3. Hardware

This will depend on your method of hanging.

You’ll need rods if you want to use rods, Velcro, hooks, or curtain tracks.

You might have to use a sewing machine, a sewing kit, some power tools like hand drills if deemed necessary.

The hardware that you’ll need will deeply depend on the hanging method that you will choose.

 

Step #2. Measure

Measure your window’s dimensions.

That includes the length and width of the window.

After you have the measurements, you will have to calculate them and apply them to the fabric.

If you chose curtain rods, you will have to add an extra 4 inches on top and 2 inches at the bottom.

Multiply the curtain’s width by two or three times depending on your fullness preference.

Although I love how full it looks if you multiply the width by 3 times.

You can choose other methods of hanging too.

 

Step #3. Make

In making the curtain, all you need is to place the fabric on a clean flat surface.

Mark the areas where you will fold the fabric for the hems.

An inch allowance for each side will do for the hems.

A double folded hem is advised to make.

The top portion should have at least 2 inches allowance for the rod to slip in.

This DIY rod curtain can be a lot of variation.

You can hang them straight or keep them in place using a drawstring at the end.

You can partially open rod curtains to let some light in and you will have no trouble in taking them down either.

Hanging a rod curtain in campervans is much easier compared to the other methods.

You will also save as much as you can since you can find the materials in your home only.

The only drawback of this type of curtain hanging method is it doesn’t work well with tilting windows.

You might need to sew as well. Although you can use iron-on tape instead of sewing.

Some makeshift rods will not allow some curtains to open smoothly.

You may want to add some Velcro strips for the sides.

The Velcro strips will keep the sides of the curtain in place.

This idea will also work well for tilted windows.

If you go with a rod pocket option, you can make use of the rod and use curtain hooks or clips.

Using these hooks and clips can lengthen the use of your curtains.

These will prevent friction from opening and closing the curtain.

Window curtains are a better option than curtain rods.

I use these methods while adding some Velcro straps at the sides.

For the bottom part, I added some Velcro straps too and attach the other to the end.

I also had some strings that could help me keep the curtains down while the car is moving.

 

Conclusion

Knowing how to make car window curtains could help you save up the hassle of budgeting your money just to purchase one.

You add some of your favorite characters, alter them to your style and make these curtains personalized in a way that they are unique.

You making them yourself makes it unique already.

Although having a simple yet compliment-colored curtain with your van is highly recommendable.

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