When you make curtains yourself, you can choose the look for your room instead of settling for whatever the store has in stock. Visit the local fabric store and find the perfect shade to match your current furniture and wall colors, grab your old sewing machine from the closet and start stitching.
Gather Materials - Measure the window horizontally and vertically. Multiply the horizontal measurement by 2 and add 8 to 10 inches to the vertical measurement to find the correct amount of fabric to purchase.
Cut the fabric following the horizontal and vertical window measurements. Make sure to cut along the thread lines so the fabric will be perfectly squared.
Insert the curtain rod in the pocket area, then hang the curtains.