How do I connect 2 drapery panels?


I need to connect two lined velvet, tab back drapery panels to fit on each side of my window. They are heavy and will be hung from decorative wooden poles. Can anybody head me in the right direction?😎

  19 answers
  • on Oct 08, 2021

    You could sew the two panels together along a seam. Or don’t do anything! My bay window needs two panels on each side and you can’t tell they aren’t one when they’re open or closed. :)

  • You might be able to use no-sew tape.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Oct 08, 2021

    you could try velcro or no sew tape to join them together

  • William William on Oct 08, 2021

    If you don't want to sew the seams you can try using E6000 Fabric Fuse glue overlapping the seams.

  • Janice Janice on Oct 08, 2021

    Iron-on fusible tape will work great; then, if you ever want to take them apart in the future you can pull them apart for another use. The tape is available at any fabric store.

  • Em Em on Oct 08, 2021

    Not sure why you need to connect them. If they are full drapes no one will know there are two separate ones open or closed. Just leave as is.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 08, 2021

    If you are conerned about the looks I would avoid velcro since it seems to bunch up slightly which would give the curtains a pluckered look. Sewing seems to be the good answer. Larger stiches would also make removing this easier also.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 08, 2021

    If you don't want to sew them together, you can use fusible web or double sided tape.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 08, 2021

    I would not do anything to them unless you could do it invisibly, it will be visible from the outside of the window looking in.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 08, 2021

    I have 4 panels on my bedroom window. I did not sew together I arranged them over the rod. If you want to connect them and cannot sew, use stick on velcro dots.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Oct 08, 2021

    I would not recommend trying to sew the two panels together in a seam. It will be very thick and difficult to work with, and because you will not be able to seam the tabs together at the top, the panels will no longer hang correctly. Instead of making a separate seam, I would suggest to sew a piece of heavy weight binding tape flat over the ends of the two panels.

    Butte the sides of the panels up against each other, keeping them flat. Sew the tape all the way down the length of the panel, then over the length of the other panel.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 08, 2021

    Hi Donna: I'm not sure if I'm reading this correctly. Are you trying to find rod holders for them or do you want to combine the 2 to make 1 wide curtain? If you want to combine them and they are heavy, I'd consider opening the inside seams and ironing the seams flat. Iron on the wrong side with the velvet side down, on a towel so the nap won't flatten out. Then sew the two seams together, making 1 big curtain. You may have to remove about 10 inches of stitching from the header and hem so that you don't have a fat lump of material on the top and bottom. Then, just sew them back down once you have done the centre seam. If you are just looking to hang 2 curtains, consider using decorative rod hangers. Here's a site for them:


    How wide are they? If they are really wide, you may need a bracket holder in the centre, too. Hope this helped.

    Good luck

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 08, 2021

    Hi Donna, you could simply pin them with large safety pins, or with binder type clips to hold them together

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 09, 2021

    Hello. I would suggest sewing them or using safety pins. Attaching them with adhesive glue could alter future use if you should choose to move or reuse them.

  • A no-sew tape or velcro would work with this.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Oct 09, 2021

    You could sew them, hot glue them, or fabric fuse them together.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Oct 10, 2021

    Do you want to 'connect' the two panels together so that light does not show in between, and so that the fabric appears to be one big piece instead of two?

    Please post a picture of the front and undersides of the edge of the panels so that we can see exactly what you have to work with.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 12, 2021

    Sew them together, Add a Joining Braid, Stick them with Velcro, Leave them loose!