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A No-Sew Way to Make Short Drapes Floor Lenght

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!
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
First, iron your drapes and the new coordinating fabric to ensure they are wrinkle-free, and then lay them right side up.
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.
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)...
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.
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!
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.
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.
Next, flip the drape over so the WRONG SIDE of the fabric is facing up, and cut off the excess fabric at the top.
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.
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!

    • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
      Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
      on Jan 10, 2018

      I have the same drapes, but in another color. I buy them, go to customer service, open the packages, measure them and return the uneven ones without ever leaving the store. That has been one of the main complaints when you read the reviews.

  • Rachael Bruesch
    Rachael Bruesch Hansen, ID
    on Oct 30, 2017

    I love this look! Such a great space to get together. Nice job

  • Brenda
    Brenda Levering, MI
    on Jan 10, 2018

    A very nice idea!

  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut Hamburg, NY
    on Jan 10, 2018

    While, it's been over 2 years since you posted this, Hometalk just put this in their daily email. You really did a great job and it looks like it's meant to be that way. Wonderful idea to solve the problem of curtains/drapes that are too short.

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