No Sew Pom-Pom Curtains
Do you guys remember when I finally let myself get the buffalo check curtains from Ballard Designs for the office? I wanted those curtains from the very beginning but I kept thinking if I shopped the look, I could find something I liked just as much at a more reasonable price. For weeks, I searched for fabric or different curtains all together. In the end, it was my mom that wouldn’t let me settle for anything but those gray and white buffalo check curtains and she was right!
After I saw how much those curtains changed the look of the office I set out to find curtains that would also enhance the adjoining bedroom and bathroom. It didn’t take very long to find these pom-pom curtains from Restoration Hardware. The size I need are originally $239/per panel not including the valance. I know, right? They’re gorgeous and I’m sure totally worth it but yikes!
This bedroom has only one window in the entire space so I knew I had to be really careful about the type of fabric I chose for the curtains. I definitely didn’t want the bedroom to feel dark so I searched for fabric that was thin enough to allow light to come through yet was sturdy enough to provide a bit of privacy.
I consider myself a beginner sewer. I can sew three sides of an envelope style pillow or four sides on a dog bed but that’s pretty much where my skills stop so I knew I needed to come up with a no sew option for these curtains. Here’s what you’ll need to create pom-pom curtains too…
Fabric for Curtain Panels OR Ready-Made Curtain Panels
Fusible Bonding Web, Heat N Bond or Fabric Glue
If you’re making curtains panels from fabric, you’ll need enough fabric for panels that are roughly 84”, 96” or 108” depending on the height of your ceiling OR you can buy a pair of ready-made curtains and just add the pom-pom trim. I chose this dark gray broadcloth from Hobby Lobby.
To make this project a truly “no sew” option, I’m using webbing to create a 3-inch pocket rod for these curtain panels. You may also want to use fusible bonding web to hem the bottom and sides of the fabric.
Fold the edge of your fabric over the fusible bonding web and heat with a steam iron. The heat will help fuse the fabric together. The iron, steam and fabric will be extremely hot and could burn so be sure to use common sense, caution and care.
Once you have the curtain rod pocket in place, you can use the same fusible bonding web to attach the pom-pom trim or you can use fabric glue. After trying many times to use fusible bonding web to attach the trim, I finally decided to use fabric glue and the process went SO easier. Place the glue on your fabric in small sections staying mindful of the fabric’s edge…
then add the pom-pom trim as close to the edge as possible.
Next press the trim and fabric together until secure.
When you’re finished the curtain panel will look like this in the front…
and like this in the back.
Just to recap here’s a look at the curtains in the bedroom before…
I know, right? It really adds a little something extra to the bedroom without competing with all of the other layers in the room. Bonus, these are very budget friendly especially if you’re able to take advantage of the 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.
I’ll be working on a few finishing touches for this bedroom makeover tomorrow and share a list of small changes you can make to give your bedroom a fresh feel without spending a lot of money on Friday. Until then, I’ll see you on Facebook, Pinterest and on Instagram.
CoCo – your curtains look beautiful! They really do transform the window and enhance the room. And don’t even get us started on the pom-poms! The look amazing!
You guys are awesome, I’m so into these pom poms let me tell ya! It’s going to be pom poms everywhere now that I’ve discovered this fabric glue. Hugs, CoCo
That’s totally my kind of sewing!
ha ha thank you Stacey! I’m ready to “no sew” tons of things now 🙂 Hugs, CoCo
I just bought some stitch witchery! Hoping it would be easy to hem my curtains. Love this project!
The stitch witchery worked like a charm for adding the pocket rod hem on the top but not so much on the pom pom trim. If you’re going to add a trim to your curtains the fabric glue may be better for you. Hugs, CoCo
I loooove those Coco! What a beautiful look they give the window!! And the pom-poms are just so darn cute but sophisticated looking. Enjoy your new curtains 🙂 Hugs, Lisa
Thank you, Lisa! I’m really excited about how they came together. It makes me want to put pom pom trimmed stuff all over the house. Hugs, CoCo
Perfect!!! Also perfect timing, I have been searching the web for a pair of Pom Pom curtains for Doodles big girl room, and possibly a second set for the living room! However every pair I found either cost way to much or weren’t right for either rooms! I’m going to follow your instruction next week and craft a pair 🙂 I can’t imagine how hard it is sometimes to come up with blog post, but you always have inspiring, creative, and doable post. Plus completely practical diys that are fun!! Thanks for the tutorial, and many blessings to you! Mary
I always appreciate your sweet comments, Mary, thanks so much! I was able to get the broadcloth fabric, pom pom trim, fabric glue and webbing (for the hem) all at Hobby Lobby. Some of the items were already on sale and when you add the 40% off coupon it really helps. Can’t wait to see how yours turn out. Hugs to you and Doodles, CoCo
I love the curtains! What brand of fabric glue did you use? I’m a non sewer! Thanks.
Thank you so much, Sally. We’ve used Dritz Liquid Stitch Permanent (not the glue stick) and a few of my friends like Aleene’s fabric tacky glue. I’m so ready to put pom pom trim on everything now 🙂 Hope your day has been a fun one, CoCo
Oh my gosh Coco, I totally love these! I’ve been wanting a set of these but every time I see the premade ones they look so cheap. These are beautiful and they look fabulous! I will be making a set of these for myself! Thank you for the inspiration!
Thanks so much! They were definitely easier to make than I expected, Cat. The fabric glue helped a lot especially when applying the trim part. I don’t know how it will hold up in the wash but it was a great time saver 🙂 Hugs, CoCo
Love the look and how easy was. Straight sewing and I are not always friends. P.S. I adore the old door table you made. The legs are perfect match. Pinned!!
You’re so sweet, Michelle, thank you! This has definitely been a great project to put together. It makes me want to put pom pom trim on everything ha ha. Hugs, CoCo