No Sew Lace Curtains

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One of the most common questions I receive from readers is -where did I get the lace curtain panels in my bedroom from?

The answer -I made them!

They are much easier than you probably think, let me show you how to add some French, Victorian, farmhouse flare to standard drape panels.

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No Sew Lace Curtains

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You Will Need. . .

  • Curtain Panels
  • Lace of Crocheted Table Runner
    • It is extremely important to find one with a simple repeating pattern and no border, crocheted works best for this project.
    • Also, be careful about color and return policies.  I ordered one that was cream and planned to bleach it.  However, when I tried it, only parts of the runner turned white.  It was made with two different types of thread, apparently. In the end, out of desperation, I actually painted the cream to white using cheap acrylic paint from Walmart!!  Oh my gosh, it actually worked!
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks


  • Measure out how much of the table runner you will need.
  • Carefully clip between the patterns on the table runner and don’t cut straight into any of the more complicated patterns.
    • I saved the extra pieces as “snowflakes” for Christmas wrapping embellishments.
  • Now hot glue the cut table runner to the bottom edge of your panels.
    • I hand stitched mine in place, but in hind sight, that was a lot of unnecessary work.
    • Let the lace hang down an inch or so off the bottom of the panel for a pretty touch.

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  1. Cynthia J Russell
    July 28, 2017 / 1:53 PM

    Amazingly beautiful!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 31, 2017 / 8:37 AM

      Oh, Cynthia, you are the sweetest!

  2. Carol
    July 28, 2017 / 2:36 PM

    I love vintage linens too! I am sewing a burlap table runner and putting vintage lace on the ends..Always picking up doilies and lace ..

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 31, 2017 / 8:38 AM

      Yes! I totally understand, I can tell we are kindred spirits. 🙂

  3. Brenda
    July 28, 2017 / 5:27 PM


    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 31, 2017 / 8:38 AM

      Thank you, sweet Brenda. xoxo

  4. July 29, 2017 / 2:24 AM

    I love this idea! This is an opportunity to personalize and embellish while adding lace to the decor.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 31, 2017 / 8:39 AM

      Yes, exactly. Customized decor is so sentimental, don’t you think?

  5. Tanya Hulbert
    July 29, 2017 / 8:03 AM

    This is one of the nicest and simplest touches I’ve seen.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 31, 2017 / 8:40 AM

      Thank you, Tanya, you are so good as these types of things.

  6. July 30, 2017 / 7:29 AM

    Wow…those are so pretty! This is totally up my ally. I love taking table-runners, placemats, or cloth napkins and using them in different ways because they always have finished edges and pretty trims! Great idea! I love how you painted them too and made them work. Very creative and it looks beautiful. Thanks for the idea….pinning:)

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 31, 2017 / 8:43 AM

      I love how you do the same thing! Vintage linens are the best, aren’t they?;)

  7. July 30, 2017 / 3:08 PM

    I got this in my email and haven’t had the chance to open it. So when I saw it on the Silver Pennies Link Party, I clicked right away! Those curtains are beautiful. I would have never thought of that.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 31, 2017 / 8:41 AM

      Oh good, I’m so glad you stopped by. xoxo

  8. July 31, 2017 / 5:34 AM

    So very pretty! I have been using drop cloths for my last few sets of curtains, so I need to remember this look for my next set to switch things up!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      July 31, 2017 / 8:41 AM

      OH, what a great idea. I haven’t tried a table runner on a drop cloth yet.

  9. August 1, 2017 / 4:39 PM

    I love this idea. It really customizes the drapery panels.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 18, 2017 / 5:57 AM

      Oh good, yes, I think little details like this make all the difference.

  10. August 2, 2017 / 3:19 AM

    When I see your blog I have seen your design of curtains which I have liked too much that I am going to use for the new house keep posting more.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 18, 2017 / 6:07 AM

      I’m glad you found some inspiration, thanks for stopping by.

  11. Laura
    August 3, 2017 / 1:24 PM

    My friend sent me your link because we both love the curtains. I have been searching for a table runner that I love, but I’m falling up short. Would you mind sharing where you found yours? Thanks!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 3, 2017 / 3:14 PM

      Laura, I found mine on Etsy. You will probably have to sort through a lot of runners on there, but I think Etsy is still a great resource for something like this.

      • Laura
        August 4, 2017 / 3:56 AM

        Thank you!

        • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
          August 18, 2017 / 6:12 AM

          You bet! xoxo

  12. Dee
    August 8, 2017 / 10:56 AM

    Wow now I know what to do with Grandma’s crocheted table cloths, table runners and doily’s. I love this idea.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 18, 2017 / 6:18 AM

      That is perfect, Dee!

  13. August 22, 2017 / 3:50 PM

    I love this! The lace really brings the room together, Dee! Especially the white! Great job!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:22 PM

      Thank you, yes, I think they really take the curtains to the next level.:)

  14. Elizabeth
    September 9, 2017 / 9:11 PM

    Looks fantastic. What is that lovely wall color? The curtains set it off beautifully.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 19, 2017 / 6:02 PM

      Thank you, Elizabeth! I’m so sorry to tell you this, but that is a custom color that I made at Sherwin Williams from a magazine picture. If you wanted, you could try having Sherwin Williams match a print out of my bedroom wall.

  15. Jill
    October 18, 2017 / 8:54 AM

    I love this, I’m definitely going to do it. I find so many cool runners at estate sales, now I can upcycle!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 21, 2017 / 5:27 PM

      Yes, those runners sound perfect, I’m so happy you are inspired!

  16. Nichole
    February 22, 2019 / 6:31 AM

    Where can i buy those curtsins to add the lace too

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      February 26, 2019 / 11:33 PM

      Hi Nichole, I made them from fabric I found at JoAnns. But, I would look at Target or Ikea for cream panels.

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