How to Make Your Own Curtains

Spring has arrived much earlier than expected here in Indiana…and we’ll take it! In fact, the weather has been so nice, we’re chomping at the bit to get our boats in the water early this year.

In the meantime, we thought it was the perfect time to make new curtains. It’s a pretty simple sewing project and it can bring a fresh, new look to any room. The hardest part is finding the right fabric!

We’ve put together a 2-part video series that includes how to sew your own curtain panels and how to install the curtains using a standard curtain rod and tieback hardware. The videos begin with how to measure your window opening and calculate the appropriate curtain panel size and end with mounting your finished curtains!

These instructions feature a sleeve along the top of the curtain panels to fit a standard curtain rod and also the installation of drapery weights. We chose to use Sunbrella Furniture Fabric because it’s highly UV resistant, colorfast, and stain resistant making for excellent long-lasting, low maintenance curtains. Plus we really liked this pattern! For drapery fabrics and materials, visit

  1. I LOVE this post! I am not doing much sewing for the boat, but I have the LZ1 and want to know how to do things around the house with regular thread! Yay!

    • Cassie said:

      Thanks Kathleen! We’re starting to add more project how-to’s for home and upholstery projects because there are a lot of Ultrafeed owners just like you. Let us know if you have any project suggestions!

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