No Sew drapes

 No Sew drapes made from tablecloths are a quick and easy way to customize your home with fun fabrics.

Remember back to this post where I mentioned  using tablecloths for draperies??? Well, when I read on The Nester’s Blog that she is putting together an e Book called Mistreatment Drapes  and is going to include some fellow mistreatment entries ….I thought to myself  …hey, why don’t I send her a picture of these little ‘ol tablecloth draperies I’m going to use this spring…so I snapped a little preview of my window and sent it her way.. :) I know she’ll get hundreds of entries so the odds of her picking mine will be slim, but I thought I would try anyway.  It’s so hard to get a good picture in my front room. There is very little natural lighting…especially in the north this time of year:)

Here is the table cloth I purchased on clearance a few months ago at either Meijer’s or Walmart can’t remember which one.

…notice how the edges are already sewn so nicely…no need for fancy stitching  to make these work for draperies:)…


Just take them out of the package …. iron …clip on your rod loops and you are done!!


The beauty of using an oblong table cloth is that they come in great standard sizes that fit most windows!

The tablecloth in the picture above is a 60×82…The perfect length for my window!

 Oh, and you can sandwich a white tablecloth on the backside for a lining. My white one is longer, so I just folded it over before I clipped them together. Bonus, You can always just use the white one by itself  for a drape panel , that is the beauty since they aren’t sewn together :)

Here are the sizes of most standard tablecloths, not including round and oval.

  • Square: 52 x 52 inches
  • Oblong: 60 x 84 inches, 60 x 104, 60 x 120, 60 x 144

easy window treatments

So don’t forget to be on the look out in the clearance section while your bargain hunting. Recently, I saw several in the clearance section at Bed Bath & Beyond marked way down.

PS…Nester if you ever read this, I just wanted to say how much I LOVE your brown striped drapes…I LOVE them sooo much I bought 10 yards of the fabric back when you shared where to purchase it.  I’m not saying that for brownie points I’m just fessing up that I still haven’t made drapes with it yet…. and it is still in the wrapper!! Bad me!! I need that book to show me how you made them…. :)

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  1. says

    Love this. I always look at tablecloths in hopes of finding a fabric that I love. Already sewn and easy to hang. That’s a win win.

  2. Karen says

    I love your ‘table cloth’ curtains! Fabulous! I also noticed that you said you bought the brown striped fabric the Nester used for her curtains…where did you find it?? Thanks so much!

  3. says

    I love this idea! I have been putting off getting drapes for our living room because we just can’t afford it right now. And even if we could, I don’t want to spend a lot of $ on drapes! Thanks for your genius!

  4. says

    You are rocking my world right now. LOVE IT. I have white tablecloths in the bsmt. now just to find a fun print. You could switch them out seasonally. THE POSSIBILITIES are ENDLESS. Ok sorry about the shouting, just SO excited. :)

  5. Dorothy B says

    Thank you so much for this idea! I stumbled across The Nester’s websites recently, and through them, yours. I am so excited to try this. Now I’ve seen a bunch of other goodies on your website too. I’ll be sure to check back often, and thanks again. :)

  6. says

    You had me at no-sew- I’m in desperate need of curtains but without any sewing know-how. This is brilliant- can’t wait to try!

  7. Kimberlie says

    I love this idea so much that I’m totally going to do it. Unless you just want to sell me these since they are beautifu and would look perfect in my house :) I’m guessing there should be some summer table cloths coming up for clearance as they start to move in the fall stuff so I’ll keep my eyes open. Thanks for sharing…I am visiting via Pintrest but am now a subscriber.

  8. says

    Hi Kim…Thanks for the comment! I sold these at my last Blog sale… I have another pair but they are 102″ inches long.
    Thanks for becoming a subscriber :)

  9. Ruby says

    love the paint color!!!! Would you happen to know the name? Also is that 5 1/2 in trim?? loveee everything about room!

  10. says

    Hi Ruby, Thank you for your sweet comment!! The base trim is 1X7″ wood plus an inch and a half trim cap on top of it. So the trim is actually 8 1/2 inches tall. The paint color is Ancient Marble SW 6162

  11. Ruby says

    We were planning on doing 5 1/2 in trim but what you have is sooo beautiful, maybe i will have to do that!!! I really enjoyed all the pictures!

    I’ll be on the lookout for cute tablecloths now thanks to you!

  12. says

    Thanks Ruby we tried to match our trim to a 1910 house we had before this home…we missed the charm. It made a huge improvement!!
    It’s fun to watchout for cute tablecloths!!