How to Make Ultrasuede Curtains - dummies

By Mark Montano, Carly Sommerstein

These Ultrasuede curtains are very simple window treatments that effectively block light and give your room a modern look. They’re great for young men’s rooms, or any room where you want a bit of style without any frills or fuss.

If you find Ultrasuede too costly, use a less expensive faux-suede. Ultrasuede may be the most fantastic fabric ever! It never frays, it’s washable, and it has the rich appearance of suede without all the hassle. It also comes in many different weights — from lightweight (called “soft” or “light”) to heavyweight (called “Ambience”). Mediumweight Ultrasuede is best for this.

Here’s how to make the basic panel, literally 1-2-3:

  1. Measure your window’s width and height.

  2. Cut your panel the exact size of your window.

    If you want a fuller look, add a half-width measurement.

  3. Attach curtain clips to the top of the panel, about one every 5 inches, and hang.

If you want to make this project even easier, skip the clips and grab your scissors. Cut small slits at the top of your panel and thread a rod of your choice through the holes. For best results, cut ten 1-1/2-inch vertical slits every 3 inches, starting 1-1/2 inches from the side. These slits need to start about a 1/2-inch down from the top.


You can embellish your panel however you want, or use pinking shears instead of scissors to add a different edge.

You can also cut an inch of fringe for a Western/Native American flair. The panel’s length measurement doesn’t change if you choose to use these extra flairs.