How to create a bed canopy with chiffon

Updated April 17, 2017

A sheer, airy canopy adds a sense of magic, mystery and romance to the bedroom. Easily update your bedroom with a no-sew chiffon canopy.

Cut your chiffon in half so you have two panels that are three yards long. Or just have two pieces of chiffon, three yards each, cut at the fabric store.

Cut two pieces of iron-on adhesive seam tape that are the width of your chiffon panels.

Lay the sticky side of the adhesive tape on the wrong side of each fabric panel's top edge. Lay a pressing cloth over the seam tape and iron on a low heat setting.

Depending on the sheerness of your chiffon it may be difficult to tell the difference between the right and wrong sides of your fabric. Typically it's the side that has a slightly brighter hue. When purchasing your fabric it will be the side facing out on the bolt or hanger, so mark it on the edge if you need to with a piece of clear tape.

Remove the paper backing from the seam tape.

Fold the top edge of each panel over two inches, and using your pressing cloth, iron each panel. You have now made curtain rod pockets on your panels.

Unscrew the embroidery hoop and remove the inner ring.

Slide the chiffon curtain panels onto the embroidery hoop.

Tie one end of each ribbon onto the embroidery hoop in the gap between the two chiffon panels. Be sure to double knot for durability.

Tie the loose ends of the ribbons together into a bow and double knot it.

Decide where you'd like your canopy to hangover the head of your bed or directly over the middle---and screw in the ceiling hook.

Hang your chiffon canopy by slipping the centre of the ribbon bow over the hook. Drape the chiffon panels over the sides of your bed.

Things You'll Need

  • Six yards of chiffon
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron
  • Iron-on adhesive seam tape
  • Pressing cloth
  • 10 inch plastic embroidery hoop
  • Two 25 inch strips of decorative ribbon at least one inch wide
  • Ceiling hook
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