Pioneer Woman curtains are a craze that is sweeping the DIY home decor world. These simple panel curtains are a snap to make, and they’re adjustable to any size window.
By using a tablecloth or some patterned cloth napkins, you can make your own customizable kitchen drapery.
In this guide, you’ll find a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Pioneer Woman curtains. No matter what your kitchen aesthetic is, you’ll be sure to find some fabric to match it.
What Is the Pioneer Woman?
The Pioneer Woman is a nickname for the food blogger and home decor celebrity Ree Drummond, a home cook who became famous for her delicious recipes online.
Since launching her food blog, Ree Drummond has also successfully launched several kitchen and home decor lines, too.
The focus of Pioneer Woman home decor is modern country style. In her collections you’ll find a lot of gingham, florals, and other feminine-yet-rustic motifs that will dazzle in almost any kitchen.
How to Make the Pioneer Woman Curtains
- Tablecloth (60 x 102) or patterned cloth napkins: The width and length of the fabric panels you’re going to use will depend on the size of the windows you’re dressing.
- Craft scissors: Making sure you have a sharp pair of crafting scissors is important to keep your curtain fabric from fraying when it’s cut.
- Sewing supplies: If you’re using a full-sized tablecloth rather than cloth napkins for your curtains, you’ll need sewing supplies to hem the cut side of the fabric.
- Curtain rod clip rings: Curtain rod clip rings are one of the easiest ways to put up DIY curtains since they provide a no-sew to mount them.
- Decorative curtain rods: Decorative curtain rods can come in several different metallic finishes to match whatever decorating scheme you have.
- Wall brackets: Wall brackets are necessary for securing your decorative curtain rods to the wall on either side of the window.
- Electric drill and screws: An electric drill and screws are needed to secure the wall brackets and the curtain rod to the wall.
- Level: It’s a smart idea to use a level to ensure that the curtain rod is installed perpendicular to the floor so it doesn’t end up looking crooked.
- Ruler: A ruler is needed to mark out and cut larger pieces of fabric to form your curtain panels. Measuring the fabric out ensures that it ends up straight.
- Marking pencils: Marking pencils are needed to mark the wall where the wall brackets will be installed, and also to mark the fabric if you need a guideline for cutting it.
Step 1. Mount the curtain rods
The first step in installing Pioneer Woman curtains is to mount your curtain rods. Using a pencil, and a level, lightly mark a spot on either side of the top of the window.
Next, mount a wall bracket at each of the two markings using the electric drill and screws.
Use the level again to make sure that your brackets are installed at a ninety degree angle to the floor.
Step 2. Cut the tablecloth
If you’re using one of Pioneer Woman’s vintage tablecloths as your curtains, the second step is to cut the tablecloth using a sharp pair of crafting scissors.
Before cutting the fabric, lay the cloth completely flat and mark the fabric with a marking pencil. This guideline will help you cut the fabric straight.
Cut the cloth into enough panels for each window. For a professional look, hem the cut side of the fabric to create a smooth, rounded edge.
Note: If using patterned cloth napkins instead of a tablecloth, cutting the fabric will not be necessary. Skip this step and move to Step 3.
Step 3. Install the curtain rod clip rings
Next, install the curtain rod clip rings on the curtain rods. Be careful if you have to climb up on a chair or stepstool to do this.
Install an even number of curtain rod rings on each rod. You’ll want the same number of rings for each cloth panel to keep the curtains looking consistent.
Step 4. Mount the curtains
Finally, once the curtain rods are up, clip the panels of fabric up on the curtain rods with the rod clips.
Pioneer Woman Curtains Are Simple to Make
Pioneer Woman curtains are a practical DIY project that can quickly change the look of any room in your home.
Ree Drummond’s patterned napkins and tablecloths are great if you’re trying to give your space a farmhouse or rustic look, but you can use this easy curtain tutorial with any fabric you like.