Windows Interior / October 4, 2018 / Alexis Dent.
There are some options available to create no-sew window treatments as well, and these too can be applied to specialty windows such as arched or sunburst.
Some of the most accessible tools available for window treatments, no sewing involved, are drapery clips. These simple tools hang on a drapery rod and have clips with which you can easily attach your material. Drapery clips are available in a wide range of styles and colors, so it’s very likely you can find some to match your style.
When using no-sew techniques, consider taking the time to secure the edges of the treatment material with iron-on or stick-on edging. Can found in the notions section of any material supplier, and just as it sounds, you open the edging, tuck the edge of the material inside, and fold the edging over the sides and iron or press. Simple! Eliminate the worry of your fabric unraveling. Choose an edging of a similar weight to your fabric.
Other options for no sewing window treatments include using strips of fabric or ribbons and tying the material to the curtain rod, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, using a hole-punching tool. Most craft stores carry tools to punch holes in the fabric, after which you can add a grommet. Grommets are metal rings, which secure the edges of the cut material in place. All you need are the grommets and a rubber mallet.
You then use a tabletop holder to keep the grommet in place while you pound the pieces together with the mallet. (Hand operated machines are also available at a higher cost.) Be sure to practice on some scraps of the material you’ll be using to get a feel for the process before working on the actual window treatment.