Learn how to make this simple DIY rod pocket curtains sewing project in 4 easy steps! Rod pocket curtains are a simple yet beautiful kind of window treatment, perfect for any room in your home. They are one of the simplest window curtains ideas you can produce from your sewing room. So round up your sewing materials and we’ll show you how to make rod pocket curtains in just 4 steps!
Make DIY Rod Pocket Curtains and Never Buy Curtains Again!
Materials You’ll Need to Make Rod Pocket Curtains:
- Drapery fabric
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- Scissors or a Rotary Cutter and Mat
- Fabric Marker or Pencil
- Sewing Gauge (optional)
Step 1. Prepare Your Fabric
Measure your windows and cut your fabric according to its size. Don’t forget to add 4 inches to the width and 12 inches to the height, to account for the hems and allowances.
Step 2. Sew the Sides of Your Curtain Panels
Prepare your fabric for sewing by folding the edge an inch and ironing it. Fold it again and iron before you start sewing the hems. Sew down the length of the fabric and secure the ends of the hems using a back stitch. Do this again on the other side of the curtain fabric.
Step 3. Prepare the Top Hem
The top hem is where you insert the rod for your curtain. For this curtain, we used a 3-inch double fold hem. Fold your fabric 3 inches wide before ironing it. Repeat this step once more. To form the pocket, sew along the bottom crease about half an inch away from the edge.
The top hem of your curtain is now finished. You can also add a header for your curtain, which will create an illusion of extra height. Sew an inch from the top of your panel to form a 1-in header.
Step 4. Sew the Bottom Hem
Hang your curtain first to see how long or short you want your curtain to fall. For this curtain, we used the same 3-in double fold technique we did for the top hem. Sew down the width of the panel about a quarter inch from the crease.
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For a more detailed tutorial, watch this video from OnlineFabric Store.net:
Window treatments like this small curtain are the simplest and most affordable way to revamp your home interior. With a nice printed fabric or a beautifully designed curtain, your room will instantly look brighter and cozier. Improving your home aesthetic doesn’t need to be costly and complicated. And by making your own rod pocket curtains DIY, you also get to flex your sewing muscles and improve your skills.
Will you give this simple DIY rod pocket curtains a try? Let us know in the comments below!
Editor’s Note – This article was originally posted on April 21, 2016, and has since been updated for quality and relevancy.