diy wednesdays: embroidered curtains

we’ve always loved customizing our clothing with tiny embroidered accents. a discreet script monogram on a collar, or just a simple running stitch along the edge of a shirt or dress can turn even the most ordinary garment into something truly unique. the same applies to your home. adding a touch of personality with a needle and thread is a fun way to draw attention to those otherwise invisible elements around your house, like these simple white curtains. click here for the full instructions or just click “read more” below.

have fun!
-derek & lauren


here’s what you need:

-disappearing ink pen
-embroidery floss, needle and hoop

1. measure and mark the placement of your words or letters onto your curtains using your ruler and disappearing ink pen. we chose to put the word “hello” on one curtain and “sunshine” on the other. the letters are 18” from the top of the curtain.

2. write the words on the curtains and embroider over them in a stitch of your choosing. (we used a running stitch.)

3. steam or iron out any wrinkles left by the embroidery hoop and hang your curtains. the ink from the pen will fade away within 24 hours.


Oh man I am in love with this! I have been looking for some unusual curtains for my daughters room and this just fits her perfectly! She is such a no-nonsense kinda chick!

Thanks for a great How-To and Super Idea!!

Ashley DeGraaf

Genius and unique idea! I think it would also be fun to do this on a simple white shower curtain (or any other colour for that matter).


I just realized I haven’t checked your site in ages! Shame on me.
This is such an adorable idea :)


Hey, I have a slightly blah curtain on a door window and I’m going to add the word “Welcome” to it. Thanks for the idea!

jillian rueter

i found your blog from a link on great idea! these are very pretty and “the sky is the limit” on what you can do :) i’ll be linking back to this post on my blog soon.


tres cute! gonna do one of these for my kitchen, me thinks! what material is that curtain? cotton?


so cute! this makes me want to embroider a bunch of stuff on everything. bedspread, jeans, what else can i get my hands on…


I have those bird scissors- they belonged to my grandmother, and I’d love to know where they came from. Where did you acquire yours?


Nice idea. I think I’ll put my childs name on their bedroom voiles.