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A DIY THAT IS ACTUALLY DO-ABLE


You will notice that there aren't many DIYs on this blog. That is because I don't DIY that often and, when I do, it has to be super simple. Let's just say I am not the most patient with craft projects.

As far as easy projects with big results go, this is a pretty great one. I am going to teach you how to make a no-sew curtain because I don't have a sewing machine nor could I fit one in my studio apartment. This curtain is for under my sink because it's an ugly mess of recycling and old Whole Foods bags under there that no one, I mean no one, wants to see.

First you assemble your supplies:
1 Roll of Stitch Witchery
2-3 Yards of Fabric (measure the space and add about 1 ft extra for gathering and hemming)
Spring rod
Iron
Scissors
Pins

Step No 1

Measure the fabric to make sure that it is the length to the floor plus about 8 inches. You will want the width to extend about one foot past the length of the space.

Step No 2

Plug in your iron and turn it up to maximum heat. If you don't get it very hot, the Stitch Witchery won't melt properly. I tested both the fabric and the Stitch Witchery with the iron before starting on the main piece. Although my fabric is synthetic, it stood up to the heat of the iron.

Step No 3

Fold the top over about 5 inches. My spring rod was quite large so I needed a larger pocket to accommodate it. You can do a little test on this before pinning everything into place.

Step No 4

Run the Stitch Witchery about 1/4 of an inch up from the edge of the fabric.



Step No 5

Using your hot iron, move the iron along the fabric pausing in each section. You will get the best result if you push the steam button and set the iron on the fabric for about 20 seconds. Allow to cool then test to see if the Stitch Witchery has bonded. You will know immediately after trying to peel it apart. 


Step No 6

Continue to do this on all of the edges. You can leave the other seams smaller because it doesn't need a pocket.


Step No 7

Feed the curtain onto your spring rod. 


Step No 8

Put the curtain in place. Stand back to admire your handy work. You did a DIY!


If you are interested, this is the fabric I used and I ordered two yards.

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