Easy Free Curtain Patterns for Sewing the Baby's Nursery Window Treatments Online
Rather than settle for cheap window treatments, check out free curtain patterns online and shop for your drapery materials in the discount stores and on the closeout tables. This strategy may not work for elaborate drapes and valances, but the free, easy curtain patterns that I've seen would be a great way for a mom on a budget to have pretty curtains without blowing the family budget.
How to Make Your Own Creative Nursery Curtain Rods
You spent a lot of your time shopping for yards of cheap (but fabulous) curtain fabric and stitched them up or crocheted them using one of the free curtain patterns that I pointed out to you. Now you need some stylish curtain finials and rods to show off your "do it yourself" window treatments.
Here are some instructions on how to make your own curtain rods either with curly willow branches that you can pick up for free if you happen to have a tree or using inexpensive materials like PVC pipe, rope or a chain.
I have used knotted rope in several pirate and nautical themed kids' rooms and babies' nurseries and the results were fantastic! And the beauty of it was that they cost virtually nothing!
- Creative ideas for nursery curtain rods here.
- Learn how to make curtain rods from a tree branch here.
Here are more ideas that you may want to try:
- Make your own curtain rod for a fishing or beach theme nursery using a fishing pole.
- Gather your curtains on a baseball bat and then hang a baseball glove on each end of the bat as finials.
- Sew a rod pocket seam across some sports pennants or banners and use them as tab top window toppers.
Here are some websites that have free curtain patterns for you to consider:
It can be tempting to go overboard and dress up a pair of plain drapes that you whipped up on the cheap with expensive drapery hardware but that is totally unnecessary! Stay the course and you can still have all your visitors marvel at your window treatments. Nobody will be the wiser that your window treatments were made out of cheap fabric and free curtain patterns that you found online!
Many of the sites I listed above not only have free curtain patterns, but beginner tutorials. Most of the websites have very simple sewing instructions that anyone can follow.
A simple ruffled window topper or valance only requires a few straight seams and a minimal amount of skill. And those ruffles are so appropriate for girls pink curtains.
If you are a beginner, keep in mind the more tailored a pattern looks, the more skilled the seamstress must be to keep those lines crisp and exact, so find a free curtain pattern that is gathered for your first attempt at nursery window decoration.
Add a precious girly curtain rod and you will have a custom window treatment that you will be proud to show to your friends!
If you are an experienced seamstress, deciding which patterns and colors that will be best with your nursery decor may be your most difficult task. The trip to the fabric store either online or to the mall will dazzle you with possibilities and be loads of fun! If you have not chosen your crib linens, your options are wide open!
Compare fabric swatches, compare prices and prints and just have a party! Never make your final purchase before taking your favorites home and laying them next to other decorative accessories and viewing them side by side with the nursery wall paint color. Once you've worked so hard on that nursery painting technique, you will want it to shine!
Alright! Have you found the perfect coordinating fabric? Don't be afraid to mix gingham checks, plaids, or seersucker. A little something unexpected often is a real eye-catcher. OK, it's time to try out some of the free curtain patterns I mentioned earlier.
There are some fun hot glue tropical leaf window topper projects where you can glue silk leaves to an existing cornice board.
This would be perfect for a tiki hut, beach or jungle nursery theme! How lush, green and original and CHEAP! You can achieve luxury nursery decor using free curtain patterns and your handy sewing machine or crochet hook!
For tips on how to make good use of available FREE CURTAIN PATTERNS online to save money you should take a quick peek at the many Baby Nursery Ideas shared by other moms before you leave our website!