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How do you shorten curtains without cutting them?
When curtains appear too long, try sewing a hem, which can allow you to shorten curtains without cutting curtains to length so you can retain the fabric if you want to. Another way of shortening curtains is to incorporate a folded design with buttons as fasteners. Folding the curtain hem up creates a double hem.
How do you Hem curtains that are too long?
When curtains appear too long, try sewing a hem without cutting the fabric. Folding the curtain hem up creates a double hem. This double hem is pleasing for sheer curtains as the thicker hem hides the raw edge and often improves the hang.
How do you fix a folded curtain that won’t stay up?
Sewing a basting stitch along the folded section of the curtain provides a temporary hem and a cleaner look than pinning. Basted hems are attractive on both the front and back of the curtain. Sew a long running stitch to secure the folded material in place. Remove it by snipping off the knot and pulling out the thread.
Can you shorten drapes without a sewing machine?
Shortening the drapes can be a little intimidating, especially if you don own a sewing machine or lack the sewing skills. It’s not necessary to have them professionally altered as there are inexpensive, no-sew hemming options that you can do yourself. Shortening your drapes can be done with iron-on fusible tape or fabric glue.