Quick Curtain Update

Today’s tutorial is super cheap {free}, easy, quick, and involve our master bedroom window treatments.  These curtains hold a special place in my heart because they were the first thing I ever sewed on my own.  I bought the fabric from fabric.com and added some blackout lining from Joann’s to make them extra dark.  They are a little bold but add a lot of character to our room.  I didn’t want to change the curtains completely but I did want to give them a quick, modern update.  When I made them, I made a rod pocket top {because that was the only thing I knew how to do} so I have to pull them to the sides each morning to let the sun in.

Which is fine, but they are difficult to pull and move around on the rods because of the rod pocket so I decided to make tabs.  You could do this to just about any curtains and it only takes about 10 minutes.  My tabs were free because I just used scrap fabric I had laying around the house.  I started by cutting strips of fabric {about 4 inches long} and then hot glued them onto the back of my curtains.

Hold it on for a few seconds until it dries and move onto the next one.  Super easy and really functional.

Now I can just slide them over in the mornings {and back at night}, rather than fighting them over around the hooks.

They have a much more modern feel now.  I am finishing up some more wall art today {that I will share tomorrow}, will be changing out our duvet, and adding a warm, beautiful wall treatment behind our bed to finish the room off.  I can’t wait to share the final after!


  1. Angela Jones says:

    What a clever idea! And the price is right! They look GREAT!!!


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