The curtain debacle has been tackled. You may remember my mini rant about how store bought curtains are all either too short or too long when we hung the dinining room curtains. Well the flood zone length was gnawing at me and I just had to do something. So I did.
They are now the PERFECT length. I can’t get over how much better it looks and how unbelievably easy it was. I had the option of purchasing the 84″ inch and trying to find a way to make them longer or purchasing the 92″ (which is more expensive) and make them shorter. I decided to take the cheaper route and went for the 84″ length. You may have noticed on a lot of store bought curtains the hem at the bottom is a few inches up from the bottom, that was the case with these. So I grabbed my seam ripper and started undoing the bottom hem.
In order to keep the original seam all nice and tidy it had been pressed about a half inch from the edge of the fabric and then again 4 inches up. Rather than over complicate the process I decided to reuse the original 1/2 inch fold so I pinned along the bottom and up the side to meet the original stitching.
Then sewed with a matching thread,
and ironed out the original pressed edge.
When I was finished the back looked like this.
The new length was absolutely perfect just grazing the floor rather than just grazing the top of the trim (ewww). It now looks like they were custom made for the space.
And the before and after again just for good measure.
I’m so happy with how they came out and can’t wait for this whole room to come together. If you’ve been following on Instagram you’ve seen some sneak peeks at the large wood shim mirror we’re working on for the wall in here.
June 5, 2017 at 10:27 am
I have the same problem with my curtains. I do not trust my sewing skills, so I took out the hem and used a heat bond product to lengthen mine.
June 5, 2017 at 10:31 am
Hi Darbi, glad you were able to find a solution to the issue that worked well for you! I’ve used the heat bond product in one of the bedrooms of the house. They are quick and simple.
October 18, 2015 at 10:10 pm
Hey, Could you please let me know what the name of the paint color you have on your wall? I have the same exact curtains and I love the color! Thanks.
October 19, 2015 at 10:03 am
The paint color is Benjamin Moore’s Coventry Gray. It pairs beautifully with the curtains!
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