Decorating & Renovating

Adding fabric to lengthen curtains.

Ok, I recently got Ikea super long curtains and I hung the rods up nice and high.  I completely love the look and now am a woman obsessed. 

I want this look for my DR, but problem is I really like the curtains I already have in there.  I just want them to be longer. 

So I'm thinking of adding a complementary cool fabric to either the top or to be bottom the lengthen them.

WIll this look stupid?  ANyone alredy done this?  Tips?

(I'm not particularly handy with a sewing machine Crying )

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Re: Adding fabric to lengthen curtains.

  • No, it won't look stupid. And you don't have to use a sewing machine, use steam-a-seam.

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  • I really like the look.  Adding the fabric to the bottom will be considerably easier than adding it to the top. 
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    I really like the look.  Adding the fabric to the bottom will be considerably easier than adding it to the top. 

    Definitely add to the bottom.  Post pictures when you're finished!

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  • I'm going to be doing this too. Except... my sailcloth curtains shrunk when I steam washed them to reduce the wrinkles. That's why I have to add more fabric.  lol!

    Just try to add a fabric that is similar weight to the original or it might look funny. I'm also using hem tape to do it. Easy peasy.  :) 

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  • Thank you ladies...you have boosted my confidence!  I'm going to give this a try!
    One beautiful toddler and one beautiful baby.
  • If you can sew a straight line, you can sew fabric onto the curtain.  Otherwise, hemtape will work fine.  I think it would be really pretty.
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