Extending Store Bought Curtains

When I found my new living room curtains from my favorite store (HomeGoods), I knew they were going to be a perfect fit! They were the correct length and the grey tone was the exact match to my area rug. Yippee!

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Unfortunately they had grommet holes which weren’t going to work with my current curtain rods. I figured it was going to be an easy fix; I thought I could easily tuck under the grommets and just use my regular curtain clips instead (see below).  I didn’t really consider how much the length was going to change. My old curtains were supposedly the same length as the new ones, but draped on the ground about 4 inches, so I thought I would have more than enough room to tuck under the grommets… well I was wrong. When I got the curtains home to hang, they were having some major high-water issues! They were a full TWO inches too short. Ugh!

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Thankfully they had a massive hem that I could easily take out. When taking out a seam, you want to make sure to use a seam ripper (pictured in step 2). You can find these basically anywhere; Wal-mart, JoAnns, etc. First, find the corner of the seam and start there. Then start ripping the thread about every inch or so. The seams will start to rip out rather easily. Finally, pull out the remaining threads.

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Now that you have your hem out, iron the creases.

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Normally I would finish off this project with a 1/2 inch hem, but since the crease was so strong, I didn’t really need to sew it. Ok, I know this is terrible! I’m a bad blogger… I will eventually hem the curtains with some iron-on hem tape, but until then… they technically don’t have a hem, and you would never know it! I actually kind of like the “seamless” look. haha, see what I just did there? Sometimes I think I’m funny:)

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