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The 27 Best Free Curtain and Valance Patterns

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

Try these curtain patterns to beautify your home!

Try these curtain patterns to beautify your home!

Accent Your Windows With Beautiful Curtains

Are you looking for a simple and easy window treatment pattern for your home? I've compiled a list of lovely projects you can try with some fabric and a sewing machine. I hope you find some that suit your home and your style.

Burlap is an unusual and striking material for a valance.

Burlap is an unusual and striking material for a valance.

1. Burlap Valance

Learn how to make this super easy and attractive burlap valance! It's ideal for the kitchen, but I think it would look superb over a bathroom window.

Spruce up your shower curtains with pretty ruffles.

Spruce up your shower curtains with pretty ruffles.

2. Ruffled Shower Curtain

This ruffled shower curtain is so simple but elegant. Use a different color or print combination for an entirely new look. Use narrower ruffles for kitchen or bedroom panels.

The pattern for these rod pocket curtains is easy to follow.

The pattern for these rod pocket curtains is easy to follow.

3. Rod Pocket Curtains

These rod pocket curtains are delightful, and the simple pattern makes it a great first project for a sewing beginner.

The little bows on these offer a retro feel!

The little bows on these offer a retro feel!

4. Retro Cafe Curtains

This retro cafe curtain looks more difficult than it is Don't be afraid to make these fun vintage-inspired curtains.

Cover your roller shade to make it more unique and attractive.

Cover your roller shade to make it more unique and attractive.

5. No-Sew Roller Shade

HGTV gives excellent instructions on how to cover a roller shade. A bonus? It's a no-sew project!

This lacy topper requires a large rod pocket.

This lacy topper requires a large rod pocket.

6. Pocketed Window Topper

This super easy window topper uses a wide continental curtain rod. Just make sure to make the rod pocket larger than the width of the rod.

Go wild with the colors and patterns for this nursery curtain set!

Go wild with the colors and patterns for this nursery curtain set!

7. Baby Nursery Curtains and Valance

Choose the colors for your baby's room and then sew these cute curtains to match. Go to sew4home for the pattern.

8. Easy Cafe Curtains (No-Sew)

Valances don't have to be difficult. Try this easy pattern for your first one!

Valances don't have to be difficult. Try this easy pattern for your first one!

9. Quick and Easy Valance

Make an easy, but elegant, looking valance using the instructions shown on SIMPLY Modern MOM.

10. Easiest Window Treatment Ever

Balloon valances offer an interesting shape and texture—and they're surprisingly easy to craft.

Balloon valances offer an interesting shape and texture—and they're surprisingly easy to craft.

11. Balloon Valance

Balloon valances are super easy to make. Check out the instructions at eHow to see what I'm talking about.

You can sew up these curtains quickly to add color and shade to your kitchen.

You can sew up these curtains quickly to add color and shade to your kitchen.

12. Easy Kitchen Curtains

Make these quick and easy kitchen curtains to avoid the afternoon heat.

Here's a novel curtain shape: tent flaps!

Here's a novel curtain shape: tent flaps!

13. Tent Flap Curtains

I love the simple lines of this window treatment. This will be so easy to make, and the finished look will bring compliments on your ability to make your own curtains.

This Martha Stewart pattern is oh-so-elegant.

This Martha Stewart pattern is oh-so-elegant.

14. Formal Shade

Martha Stewart shares how to make this formal shade. I think it would look stunning in a dining room.

As an alternative to a rod pocket, try making tab tops.

As an alternative to a rod pocket, try making tab tops.

15. Tab Top Curtains

The type of fabric that you use will determine how elegant these tab top curtains will look. It's very easy to make.

Learn how to line your curtains for privacy and light-blocking.

Learn how to line your curtains for privacy and light-blocking.

16. Lined Curtains

Some fabrics need to be lined, especially when the curtains will be hung on windows without shades or blinds. I line all the window treatments I make because it gives the curtains a professional, custom-made look.

Yes, you can make a valance without any sewing!

Yes, you can make a valance without any sewing!

17. No-Sew Valance

It's super easy to make this no-sew valance for even a wide window.

This screen made out of joined felt circles is super unique.

This screen made out of joined felt circles is super unique.

18. Felt Fabric Screen

I fell in love with this window screen, and I had to share it with you. You'll probably find a perfect window for this incredible look.

Chevrons are trendy, and they look great on a shower curtain.

Chevrons are trendy, and they look great on a shower curtain.

19. Chevron Shower Curtain

Customize a shower curtain into a stylish chevron one you can be proud that you made. Plain shower curtains are quite inexpensive, but if you want a decorative look, the cost can add up. DIY your own with this fun tutorial!

Roman shades have a pretty, pleated look, and this pattern doesn't require any sewing!

Roman shades have a pretty, pleated look, and this pattern doesn't require any sewing!

20. No-Sew Roman Shades

I realize this isn't a sewing project, but I think it's too good not to include here. I'm going to be making these Roman shades for my bedroom windows. I love the looks of these and am so anxious to try this method.

Here's yet another option for your curtain tops: grommets.

Here's yet another option for your curtain tops: grommets.

21. Classic Grommeted Panels

There is an elegance associated with the classic grommeted panels. See how easy they are to achieve by going to Sew 4 Home.

This drape shade looks pretty whether it's up or down. As a bonus, the pattern is no-sew.

This drape shade looks pretty whether it's up or down. As a bonus, the pattern is no-sew.

22. No-Sew Drape Shade

This is actually a no-sew shade window treatment that was inspired by a Pottery Barn shade. This is really a nice look, and the tutorial is very easy to understand.

A privacy screen is a practical and decorative idea for a bathroom.

A privacy screen is a practical and decorative idea for a bathroom.

23. Window Privacy Screen

A privacy screen is sometimes all you want in a bathroom setting. Find out how to make one at Thrift Diving.

Here's another grommet pattern. These curtains flow so smoothly on the rod!

Here's another grommet pattern. These curtains flow so smoothly on the rod!

24. Simple Grommet Drapes

I just made these drapes using grommets to hang them on decorative rods. Grommets are easy to use, and if you want, you can add the grommets to purchased rod-type curtains. Check out Simple Grommet Drapes to see how easy it really is. I love my patio drapes that run smoothly on the rods.

Customize your store-bought drapes with tab back panels.

Customize your store-bought drapes with tab back panels.

25. Tab Back Panels

Make tab back panels from rod pocket panels. It's a great way to customize store-bought curtains.

If you're looking for quick and simple café curtains, this pattern is your go-to.

If you're looking for quick and simple café curtains, this pattern is your go-to.

26. Quick and Easy Café Curtains

This has got to be the simplest way to make a quick and easy café curtain.

You can modify your tab-top curtains with a back tab.

You can modify your tab-top curtains with a back tab.

27. Change Top-Tab Curtains to Back-Tab Curtains

Change a top tab curtain to a back tab curtain with this easy to follow tutorial. Super way to update an outdated window treatment.

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Would You Sew Your Curtains? Leave a Message Here!

kathyb2012@gmail.com on February 02, 2018:

I want to make a victory like valance with decorative swag side pieces but my window is 74 inches wide. Can I adapt any of these patterns which all seem for single windows?

MariaExcala from Germany on August 03, 2017:

i can't decide, they're all nice!

Rosanna Grace on February 27, 2013:

Yes, and I have done in the past. At the moment I am making some thermal block outs for a friend. :) Mine are very basic. I like all of your ideas. They are truly inspirational. Thank you.