Rod Pocket Curtains Project

Level: Easy

What you'll need:

  • Botanical green decorator fabric
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Dressmaking square
  • Tailor's chalk or pencil

Note- Before heading into your Spotlight store, prepare yourself by reading our 'Curtain Fabric Calculation' guide.


Step 1 - Measure the width and drop of your window. A general rule of thumb for the fullness required for rod pocket curtains is 2 x the width of your window. You will need to add at least a 20cm allowance to each drop for bottom and top hems.

Step 2 - Ensure the fabric is square by using a dressmaking square or lining it up against the edges of your table.

Step 3 - Measure 2 x the width of your window, cut across the width of the fabric. Use a chalk line to ensure a straight line.

Step 4 - Before sewing the curtains together, it is best to remove 5-10mm of the selvedge (i.e. edges of the fabric). Cut all the selvedge edges from each drop.

Step 5 - Sew together multiple drops to make your curtain, place two drops with right sides facing together. Pin into place and sew along the long edge. If you are using a patterned fabric, fold back the top edge of the fabric first to match the pattern. Repeat for all drops



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