As any fan of interior design knows, curtains are one of the easiest ways to give a room a face-lift. They have the power to instantly brighten or soften a room, and I love using them to inject drama and pattern into a space. But pre-made panels can often be cost prohibitive or an improper fit for oddly sized windows, and that's when DIYing comes in. Here are some online tutorials that will get you sewing (or no-sewing, as the case may be) in no time. And to further customize your curtains, think of combining several of the techniques discussed below; for example, use the no-sew technique with striped drapery or the bed-sheet method with the rod-and-pocket construction.
Rod and Pocket Curtains:
• Adventures in Dressmaking
• Design Sponge
No-Sew, with Curtain Clips:
• Young House Love
• Saving by Making
• Persephone Magazine
No-Sew Drape Shades with Ribbon Ties:
• Swoon Style and Home
• From shower curtains — Amanda Carol at Home
• From scratch — A Thoughtful Place
• From bed sheets — A Boy, a Girl, and a Pug
And what homemade curtains are complete without homemade rods?
• The Tall Chick
(Image: Amanda Carol at Home)