Seaming sheers

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I have a huge picture window, it is approx. 144 inches wide so I know I have to order twice the size of the window, unfortunately curtains do not come that wide. I do not want to spend tons of money on having them custom made. I did find a company and I have to order two pairs to fit. My question is, can I seam the pair together so it looks like one sheer panel? Can they be glued or do I need to take them to a seamstress? thank you

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  • Julie Roback Purcell Julie Roback Purcell on Aug 02, 2017
    I did this in my last house and it worked well, but I sewed them together. Easy straight stitch. When they are closed you will always be able to see the seam. It does not look bad though.
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Aug 02, 2017
    I would first try the seaming tape that you can iron on to join them together . Ifor that doesn't work , bring them to a seamstress and have them sewn together . It's a straight line and won't be a difficult task .
  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 02, 2017
    If I am joining sheers, I do a french seam, put right sides together, sew 1/4" seam allowance, press then fold over and pin that seam into itself and sew 3/8". To keep it from puckering, put fine tissue paper strips on seam and sew, it will rip right off.
  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 02, 2017
    Hello Nancy. I agree with the above two answers. I think you could sew them together. Nothing fancy, just a straight line. Try it on a small piece and see how it looks. If you're not happy, then have them sewn by a pro. Good luck.
  • I have a question. Why does it need to be one giant curtain?
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    • Absolutely not! All you need are as many panels of standard sheers to achieve the "fullness" you are looking for. Plus it makes it easier to launder every few months too. I have a huge plate glass window at my mom's house that is a similar size. The standard 84" length is fine, I just purchased 6 panels (I was lucky, I found some with a finished width of 52" - which is an odd size and I measured), and it looks great! I have 4 sheer panels on my bedroom which is only 96" wide. I suggest just hanging them up and arranging them for desired drape and pouffyness before spending money on a seamstress or other methods.
  • Martha Martha on Aug 02, 2017
    I just used mine without sewing them together. But it wouldn't take long to overcast stitch them together by hand, and if you do it loosely the fabric can go edge to edge. Hold the two fabric edges with front sides together and just barely catch the edges of the fabric with each stitch. Then flatten out the seam. There's a diagram at https://sew4home.com/tips-resources/sewing-tips-tricks/hand-stitching-basics. Just don't make the stitches go so deep into the edge of the fabric.
  • Sandi Blair Sandi Blair on Aug 03, 2017
    I'm a seamstress so I'd be taking them apart and stitching them up in a heartbeat. If you use iron-on fuse, it will probably show on sheers. If you hand sew the edges together, use invisible thread and don't pull it too tight to keep it from puckering.
  • Emily Emily on Aug 03, 2017
    I like the French seam idea and also the tissue paper. Neater.
  • Pat Pat on Aug 03, 2017
    ..I never seam my sheers.....just get the widdest size you can and sheer them on the rod...easier to wash when taking them down. I have a picture window with two side windows.....have two wide curtains and four narrower ones on that rod. In the dining room I have two double windows and have four narrow curtains on that one....Seams do not show...at least are not noticible to me.
  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Aug 03, 2017
    I purchased Liquid Stitch which requires no sewing and put by seams together when we purchased new curtains for the house. Bought it at Wal Mart
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