DIY Home Decorating: Must-Have Curtain-Making Products

We guarantee you’ll be thrilled.

And maybe you’ll be surprised, too. Why? Because there are so many great Dritz® products for DIY curtain making, it’s hard to be aware of them all. So let us introduce you to a few of our favorites. They’re clever. They’re unique. And once you start using them, you’ll discover they’re indispensable, too. DIY curtains have never been easier, or looked so good!

Must-have Dritz products for making easy & inexpensive DIY curtains


Dritz Drapery Hem Gauge in use with iron making easy-sew DIY curtains

Must-have DIY curtain product: Dritz® drapery hem gauge.

It’s a fan favorite! Each time we share information about this item socially, we get lots of admirers. Many who love it – many others who’ve never seen it.

The drapery hem gauge is extra wide and deep for measuring and pressing hems on curtains. Many folks are surprised to know that you iron right over the gauge to press in the hem! 


Dritz Measuring Clips in use with fabric making easy-sew DIY curtains

Must-have DIY curtain product: Dritz® measuring clips.

These clips do double duty by measuring and holding the hems in place while stitching. They have inch and centimeter markings, and grips to secure fabric between top and bottom of hem.


Dritz Drapery Weights keep curtains hanging straight; can be  stitched into DIY curtains or store-bought panels

Must-have DIY curtain product: Dritz® drapery weights.

These gems keep your curtain panels hanging straight. Simply hand or machine stitch the weights into the side hems at the bottom of premade curtain panels. The weights are covered in a nonwoven fabric with a tab for stitching.

Tip: If you’re making your own curtains, place the weight inside of the side hem during construction – it will be hidden!


Use Dritz Pleater Hooks with multi-pocket pleater tape

Must-have DIY curtain products: Dritz® pleater hooks.

Our pleater hooks are for use with a multi-pocket pleater tape. After the tape is stitched to the top of the curtain panel, the “fingers” of the hook are inserted into specially positioned pockets in the tape. When the “fingers” are completely pushed into the pockets, a pinch pleat is formed. The long neck version is for decorator rods and allows the rod and rings to be visible. With the short neck version, for traverse and ceiling-mount rods, the rod is concealed by the curtain panel.


Dritz Slip-On Hooks can be used to hang any curtain panel with an open-bottom header and pleats.

Must-have DIY curtain product: Dritz® slip-on hooks.

You can use these handy hooks to hang any curtain panel with an open bottom header and pleats. They have a short neck hook for hiding the rod.

 


Dritz Pin-On Hooks can be positioned as desired on your curtain header

Must-have DIY curtain product: Dritz® pin-on hooks.

These hooks are packed with versatility. They can be used with flat or shirred panels, as well as any curtain panel with an open bottom header and pleats. Position them as desired on the curtain’s header – just poke the pin into the header!

Have a sheer panel or fabric? Try out the lightweight pin-on hooks – they work the same way!


Sew Dritz sheer tapes to ready-made panels or DIY custom-made curtain panels - makes them easy to hang!

Must-have DIY curtain products: Dritz® drapery tapes.

These sheer tapes make virtually any piece of fabric or panel easy to hang. You can attach them to store bought panels or to custom made curtain panels. Just stitch the tape along the top of the panel.

Bonus: there are different types of tapes to choose from – each gives you a different look …


Dritz Rod Loop Tape transforms any panel or piece of fabric into an easy-to-hang curtain

Must-have DIY curtain product: Dritz® rod loop tape.

This tape has hidden tabs on the back of the tape; you’ll slide your curtain rod right through the tabs. This tape creates soft even folds when the panel or fabric is hung on a rod.


Dritz Clip Ring Tape is used with clip rings to hang panels from a rod.

Must-have DIY curtain product: Dritz® clip ring tape.

This tape is used with clip rings to hang panels from the curtain rod. Small bands in the back of the tape allow the clips to be hidden from view.


Dritz Decorative Wooden Cord Pulls add the finishing touch to Roman shades

Must-have DIY curtain products: Dritz® wooden cord pulls.

Our decorative wooden cord pulls add the finishing touch to blinds and shades. Knot cord ends together and pull slides down over knots so they are hidden inside of pull. Choose white, light brown, or dark brown finishes.

Did you discover something new? We hope so! Check out our full range of Dritz® Home window products and related tutorials – we’ve got some good information and education for you! Want to see some of these tools in action? Check out our Dritz® YouTube channel – we’ve got videos featuring many of the products above.

With the right tools and supplies you really can transform your windows easily and inexpensively. Happy decorating!

 

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