Greetings Friends! Have you ever been excited to hang great new curtains, only to discover they are too short? This happened to me recently and I'm sharing my solution--no sewing needed!
When I took down my living and dining room curtains to wash them after they got soiled from flooding, I realized how faded they were. Time for new curtains--easier said than done! I needed four panels for the two windows and I am picky about curtains. Ideally, I could have found 4 identical tablecloths that I loved and used clip on rings but that didn't happen. After a day of shopping I found some I liked at Ross and the price was right. I had already returned several pairs because as far as I am concerned they are like clothes and have to be "tried on" my windows. I can't tell a thing when they're packaged! So by this time, I was pretty psyched about finding two matching pairs at two different Ross stores but when I hung them they were too short--they looked like highwaters! Except for that small detail, I really liked the way they looked in the room. Determined to make them work, I noticed they had pretty sizable hems, so I started ripping with my trusty seam ripper.
Next, fold, then press a new narrow hem and apply fabric fuse.
About fabric fuse--maybe I am just out of the loop, but where has this been all of my life? It doesn't even have to be ironed on! Just press on with your fingers inside of your new hem...
...then remove the paper backing as you finger press your hem down!
I was able to add about 3 inches to my new curtains and including the fabric fuse, spent less than $40 for two large windows!
Have you ever tried fabric fuse?