How to Make No-Sew Cafe Curtains

I’d like to change out the curtains in our kitchen window for each season. I see light and airy fabrics for spring, deep blues and forest greens for summer, brown plaids for autumn, and red and green for winter.

Let’s be realistic though, as a momma of two tiny boys, I can’t find the time to sew new curtains every few months! Thankfully, I’ve discovered a quick, easy, and aesthetically pleasing method for creating cafe curtains with zero sewing involved!

These curtains make the room feel a bit more finished and homey, which is exactly what I want when I’m baking up some from-scratch goodies like Sourdough Chocolate Chip MuffinsSourdough Red Lobster BiscuitsPancakes, or A Mug Brownie.

I also have a tutorial for How to Sew Cafe Curtains if you’d like to create an option that is a bit more finished and permanent. This sewing DIY is quite simple as well!

Stick around if you’d like to create some easy, no-sew cafe curtains to spruce up your space! These curtains will transform your window into an interesting focal point while also granting a little privacy to your family. The supply list and step-by-step instructions are just below, so continue reading for that information. A list of more easy DIY projects is at the very bottom of this post if you’d like to discover more project ideas!

How to Make No-Sew Cafe Curtains

What You’ll Need


1. Begin by washingdrying, and ironing the fabric

Fabrics can shrink after washing and wrinkles can create troubles in measuring correctly.

2. Measure your windows

  • Begin by measuring the length that you’d like the curtains to be. You may want the entire window covered or only a portion of it covered. I wanted curtains that covered the lower panel of my window (19.5 inches) like a true cafe style. You’ll want to make sure that your length measurement allows the curtain to rest against the window pane.
  • Next, measure how wide you’d like the curtains to be. Make sure to add an extra two inches to this measurement in order to completely cover the window when the curtains are closed.

3. Cut the pieces according to your window measurements.

4. Hang the curtain using clip hooks and a curtain rod. I spaced my hooks about 3 or 4 inches apart.

If you make this project and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you used it!

Where do you hang cafe curtains?

Hang them across the middle of a window or even 3/4 up. I use a tension rod to hang them about halfway down my window. It varies based on the amount of privacy you want and how much light you want to come in the window.

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