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A No-Sew Way to Make Short Drapes Floor Lenght

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A few months ago, I fell in love with these drapes, but they were too short for the look that I wanted, so I came up with a no-sew solution!
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Here's what you need -
* Coordinating fabric and ribbon
* Peel n' Stick Fabric Fuse tape (same width as your ribbon, if possible)
* Fabric scissors
* Iron and ironing board
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
First, iron your drapes and the new coordinating fabric to ensure they are wrinkle-free, and then lay them right side up.
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Next, measure how long you want to extended fabric to be, and make sure you leave an inch on the left and right sides for the "hem." With my drapes, I wanted to add 18 inches, but my fabric was 24 inches long so I overlapped by 6 inches.
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Flip the bottom of the drape over and attach the fuse tape to the inside of the drape. I attached the tape a few inches from the bottom (you'll see why later)...
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Run the fuse tape along the entire width of the drape, and then pull off the paper. Once you've removed the paper, flip it back over and push it down to attach the two fabrics.
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Next, run your fuse tape all along the backside of the ribbon. If possible, you may want to buy the same width fuse tape as your ribbon because it was a pain to cut off all the extra!
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Now that you've attached the ribbon to the fuse tape, lay the ribbon out over the end of the drape, where the new fabric begins. The ribbon is going to cover the seam and make the two fabrics look like they were always meant to be together. Leave at least an inch on each side so you can fold it over to hide the edge, in the next step.
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
When the ribbon is in place, slowly pull the paper off with one hand, and press it into place with the other hand. Make sure the ribbon is attaching to both the new fabric and the drape to create the perfect seam.
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Next, flip the drape over so the WRONG SIDE of the fabric is facing up, and cut off the excess fabric at the top.
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Run the fuse tape along the WRONG SIDE EDGE of the of the new fabric way down to the bottom, leaving a few inches at the bottom for the hem.
  • a no sew way to make short drapes floor lenght, home decor, reupholster, window treatments
Next, head over to the blog for the final steps to finish creating your long, beautiful drapes that look like they cost way more than you actually paid for them!

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  • Kristin Topping
    Kristin Topping Aliso Viejo, CA
    on Dec 2, 2015

    What a lovely dining space with fabulous wood flooring that not only enhance the beauty of your home decor but also increase its resale value.I liked your design and ideas that are very helpful for every homeowner.Thanks for nice sharing this project.I will definitely consider this design.

  • Fiona Janine
    Fiona Janine Pittsburgh, PA
    on Dec 8, 2015

    That's a great idea! I love the Medallion drapes. I was actually lusting after those drapes when I saw them at Target. The main issue I have with my drapes right now is that one drape is shorter than all the others. Thanks, Target!

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