The 27 Best Free Curtain Patterns to Add to Your To-Do List

Updated on June 23, 2018
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

Try these curtain patterns to beautify your home!
Try these curtain patterns to beautify your home! | Source

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 you can try out for your place to make it more your style.

1. Tea Towel Curtains

Learn how to make these super easy and attractive tea towel curtains! They're ideal for the kitchen, but I think they'd look superb over a bathroom window.

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.

3. Cafe Curtains

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

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.

5. No-Sew Roller Shade

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

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.

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)

9. Quick and Easy Valance

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

10. Button-Up Shade

This is a perfect pattern for contemporary styles. A great pattern for a boys room, the den, a bathroom, or the laundry room. The type of fabric you use will help you determine where you hang it. Martha Stewart shares how to put it together.

11. Balloon Valance

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

12. Easy Kitchen Curtains

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

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.

14. Formal Shade

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

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.

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.

17. No-Sew Valance

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

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.

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!

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.

21. Box-Pleated Valance

This tutorial shows you how to make a valance that is attached to a board. Don't be afraid to do this because it is easy to understand.

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.

23. Easy Swag

This swag window treatment is attached to a board before it's hung. Try this—you'll be glad you did!

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.

25. Tab Back Panels

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

26. Quick and Easy Window Valance

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

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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        kathyb2012@gmail.com 

        6 months ago

        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?

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        MariaExcala 

        12 months ago from Germany

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

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        Rosanna Grace 

        5 years ago

        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.

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