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Old 02-12-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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I need curtains

Does anyone know where to find odd length curtains? I found ones I like and the color is good, but 84 in are too long and 63 in are too short. If I could sew I could hem the 84 in, but I cant sew to save my life.
I just thought someone on here might know where to get different length curtains.

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Old 02-12-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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Mikki, if you can't find the right length, you might consider using something like Steam-a-Seam or some other type of permanent fusible product that doesn't require sewing. Just cut to the correct length plus an inch or two to allow for the hem. To get a really clean hem, you could fold over 1" and fuse down. Then fold over again and fuse down. That way the raw edges will be neatly tucked away and help prevent fraying.

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Old 02-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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Most dry cleaners have people who do alterations (I used to do that), and there may be other people near you who sew who could do that for you. You could even ask at work, church, etc. Someone there might sew.

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Old 02-12-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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send 'em to me I'll do it! I'm tired of making little pajamas. (but they are sooo cute!!)
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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If I can't find someone local to do them I'll take you up on your offer suzi. I guess I should have had my Gram teach me to sew too. She use to make everything.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #6
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Is Buckytom looking in your windows again?
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:20 PM   #7
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mikki, I just used the fabric fusing on a set of curtains last week, and it looks great (and I can't sew to save my life!)
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I bought some long drapes from IKEA and they came unhemmed with a package of fusible hem tape!!
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:17 PM   #9
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Hi Mikki! I sew and I happen to be in the same county as you! If you would like me to sew them that wouldn't be a problem. I will be in Lakewood on Monday so I could find a way to get them from you. Let me know!
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:57 AM   #10
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We got lucky, our neighbor is an ex-seamstress and for a few bucks here and there she takes care of our sewing needs. We have an antique Singer and with her tutelage could probably re-learn how to sew (DW and I both learned long long ago) again, but since her husband is in Iraq and they need the money we are happy to pay her for now.
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