My wife died recently, half way through our moving house.
We were planning to take and re-use many of our curtains, all of which
were sewn by my wife. But many of them need re-sizing, especially
width-wise, being far too wide for the windows here, even allowing for
I have it in mind to simply cut the relevant curtains vertically to
the appropriate width, including 50% extra for gather, but then I'm
left with un-hemmed edges that will fray.
Although my wife had a nice little sewing machine (Lotus Elna, don't
know the model, but she rated highly and used it a lot), I haven't a
clue how to use it, nor any wish to learn. I wondered about gluing the
hems, but I'm not sure how I would go about it or the best glue to use
to keep the hem flexible and avoid a stiff edge.
Any suggestions on what to use and the best way of going about it
gratefully received. IIRC she used to use Copydex for some things, but
whether fabrics, I've no idea. Would that be suitable?
- posted 2 years ago