How do I fix this?

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I ordered some new curtains for our French doors. I have had them for a couple months and just opened them to iron and hang them. They have slits in them. Like someone took a box cutter and ran it down them. It's too late to return them. How can I fix them?
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Hard to see because they're white. But 2-4" slices in several places. Worried it will worsen when we pull curtains closed at night.
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  • Chris Keating-Ingelse Chris Keating-Ingelse on Oct 29, 2017
    Wow! That' horrible! I had the same thing happen with an expensive shower curtain- I just used fabric repair glue to fix it, but not sure that's an option for you. Unless, you want to camouflage the repair with some fabric paint and rubber stamps or stencils, or with ribbons or cloth patches to match your decor. I know that you bought them at the price you paid because they were the look you were after, but... Who knows what can happen when the muse kicks in? Good luck!
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Oct 29, 2017
    hopefully you still have the packaging and the receipt. Contact the seller - take PHOTOS ---
  • Pg Pg on Oct 29, 2017
    You can put right sides together and stitch them. Then, if you want, you can iron them so that those seams are inside a fold, making them appear pleated, depending upon how many slits there are and how evenly they are placed. If they are shirr-on curtains, the seams will probably disappear into the natural folds of the curtains. Good luck!
  • Thisbe De Mona Thisbe De Mona on Oct 29, 2017
    Buy ribbon the same color or contrasting if you prefer and run in down the curtains in widely spaced stripes. Have helpers hold the curtains at each end while to pin the ribbon before sewing to keep lines straight, or go crazy and make swirls. I'd go with same color and stripes to keep it discreet.
  • Grandypink Grandypink on Oct 29, 2017
    If they were like this when you took them out of the packaging, I would return them.
  • Charly Charly on Oct 29, 2017
    It's never too late to return them if the company is a reputable business.
  • Agelesshd Agelesshd on Oct 29, 2017
    Use fusible webbing.
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 29, 2017
    I would contact the company. If that fails try a fabric glue or one of the many fray check adhesives that are permanent and should confine the split.
  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Oct 30, 2017
    Definitely do not attempt to repair/fix these...return them to your place of purchase, I hope it is local to you, and get another set and check them out before you take them home so you will not be surprised again when the package is open..
  • I would return them. If you try to sew them, you'll see a seam.
  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Oct 30, 2017
    Liquid stitch.
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