How to “Train” Readymade Curtains

Click through for my best tips for making your window treatment budget go further, and get my simple 3-step process for training readymade curtains for a custom, designer look…

Measure & Pleat or Clip

Setup Your Workspace


Once you’ve found a good readymade panel to install alongside your hardware, the first step is to pleat & clip the panels.


Hem, Iron & Hang

Fold the curtains into their hemmed position, sandwiching the fusing tape in the center of the fold, then iron to bond & set the hem… it’s easy!

Steam & Train

Setup Your Workspace


Once they’re installed, bust out your steamer. Steaming will also help them settle and stretch as they hang.

You really don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on custom window treatments for a designer look if it’s not in your budget.