CURTAINS TOO LONG-DO NOT WANT TO CUT OR SEW ???

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Hi,

Could some kind person help me with this one PLEASE???


I have very long curtains that drap over the floor and I don't want to cut
them to length NOR do I wish to sew making holes in material to have to
adjust later. It has soft felt backing.


The reason being if I move house I may need them to be the long length.


How can I avoid this ???

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Kind Regards
Jeanette/Jeannie


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Re: CURTAINS TOO LONG-DO NOT WANT TO CUT OR SEW ???
"Jeanette" wrote:
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You might try something like "Stitch Witchery":
http://www.dritz.com/askus/faq/faq_07.php

http://www.denverfabrics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=FH0005&Category_Code=FH-b&Product_Count=1

But if you cannot apply heat to the curtains, that wouldn't work.

NAYY,

Beverly



Re: CURTAINS TOO LONG-DO NOT WANT TO CUT OR SEW ???
Can you raise the curtain rod height?

If you change the length, even in a semipermanent manner, it is going to
affect how they look if you length them later.  You need a pressed-type
bottom hem, and that is going to make a long-term if not permanent mark
on the fabric.  If you don't have the pressed-type bottom hem, they are
going to look *really* weird at the shorter length.

"Jeanette" wrote:
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Re: CURTAINS TOO LONG-DO NOT WANT TO CUT OR SEW ???
Dear Jeanette,

If you look at some of the decorating magazines, you'll see that it is
the "style" to let curtains pool on the floor.  If I were you, I'd do
nothing to them.

Teri


Re: CURTAINS TOO LONG-DO NOT WANT TO CUT OR SEW ???
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This is what I was going to suggest. It's very fashionable to have them on
the floor in a nice "pool" as Teri mentioned. Arrange the extra fabric in a
pleasing manner, and enjoy your custom decorative touch :)

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~Donna
http://www.frugalsewing.com

Re: CURTAINS TOO LONG-DO NOT WANT TO CUT OR SEW ???
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That's all well and good if you don't have dogs who would regard the
pooled fabric as some sort of new doggy bed.



Re: CURTAINS TOO LONG-DO NOT WANT TO CUT OR SEW ???
Make new ones, then clean, pack and store the long ones for that new place


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Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
PO Box 60, Sand Lake, NY 12153
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Re: CURTAINS TOO LONG-DO NOT WANT TO CUT OR SEW ???
Buy matching cord ties, or make drape ties.  Tie them back, drape excess
over the ties.

Sharon


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