Hemming Curtains

I have had these curtains hanging in my bedroom for a year now I think. It’s time to hem them and finish them off. I have 6 panels of navy blue curtains (2 on a small side window x2 windows and 4 on the main window). I want to have the main window have 2 larger panels and longer hem while the 2 side windows will require shorter hem and I am currently debating keeping the 2 panels or making them 1 as well. I’ll look up cute ideas after the main one is done and the hem is complete.

Pictures of the too-short and too-long before …

Pictures of the better hem AFTER …

I am going to document the hemming process because, well, it just motivates me. Also, I was dreaming about the process all night and half-awake looking forward to doing this so I feel I need to share it with you too …

Step 1: Pre-measure cutting line

Step 2: Take curtain off rod, place on a hard flat surface, rip-stitch the existing hem

Step 3: Iron out the pre-existing creases

Step 4: Place curtains on rod and re-measure with new hem

Step 5: Take the curtains off the rod and do a second measurement on the floor

Step 6: Measure and mark your cut line @ 3/4 inch and a fold line at 1/2 inch

Step 7: Press the base line with an iron

Step 8: Take a big gulp and grab the scissors … cut along your cut line

Step 9: Fold under your fold line and press with an iron

Step 10: Sew along your fold line

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Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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