Tuesday, July 03, 2012

How to Make Your Curtains Longer





I love everything about the new house, especially the big windows!  But there are a few drawbacks...

Uh-oh.  Looks like the old curtains are too short.

I'll be showing you how I made them longer in this post.

I took the shower curtain from one of the bathrooms and cut it about 6" longer than the length I needed.  I then hemmed the bottom and sides with the sewing machine.

I then sewed them to bottom of the existing curtains.

Ta-da!  I'm not crazy about the brown and pink for my daughter's room anymore, but we don't have the money to redo the entire room.  Hence the upcycled shower curtain.

Here are a few more views


Do you have any curtains that are too short?  I'll be using this trick throughout the entire house... it is really difficult to find {cheap} curtains long enough for 10 foot ceilings!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings,
Jamie 
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21 comments:

  1. On my own opinion, I think that its great to learn on how to make your curtains longer. I think that this innovative method would truly flourish and enhance your curtains. I know that it would be great to try this innovative method on my own curtain.

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  2. Great fix and super cute! Love the p-dots =)

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  3. Love the spot- it really makes the curtain sing!

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  4. What a great addition. You kind of want your curtains to end up short with a great result like this. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  5. I love the fabric that you used, it's so cute :)

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  6. That is adorable! They look way cuter now than they did before!

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  7. Love this! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html?m=1

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  8. This is so cute! I love the polka dots! I would love for you to share at my link party!!

    Kathryn
    Destination: Craft
    http://www.destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/07/destination-cutesy-monday-24.html

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  9. Very cute. Great idea. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great week!

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  10. Greetings from Oman!!!
    So glad I stopped by your blog.That looks cool, and so creative.Have a great week ahead!

    Shantana

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  11. Cute! You could use that technique for any room.

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  12. The before look exactly like my living room curtains right now! I've been wanting to lengthen forever... you've inspired me :)

    please consider linking up at (hearts)&(homes) link party at www.mercyinkblog.com

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  13. Great idea! & look so cute together. Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/12/pin-it-thursday2/

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  14. What beautiful, big windows. I love how you used items you had on hand to make the curtains long enough.

    We'd love for you to link up to our Finished Friday Blog Party!

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  15. Great idea! I'll be doing this right away!
    ♥ Terrie ♥

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  16. I love the fabric and the colors! Great job! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

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  17. The fabric at the ends not only lengthened them but made them super cute! Thanks for linking! xo Jami

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  18. i just love these!!

    would love it if you could share them on my linky party that runs from Saturday till Thursday @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  19. If you're a lover of color, show some love to your bedroom windows. With the right mix of patterns and texture, color can work wonders and make your bedroom feel balanced and welcoming.
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