Lengthening a Curtain Panel

I failed to notice that the two windows in my front room/dining room are not the same height and that one window is 10 inches higher from the ground; because I'm super smart and observant. So the curtains I bought were too short.

I had some leftover fabric that matched the curtains so I decided to use it to add the needed inches.
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The curtains I bought were 84" long, and the top of my window is at 90" from the ground. I wanted to hang the curtain rod higher than the window, and I wanted the curtains to pool a little at the floor. So I added 14" of fabric - making the curtains 98" long. I hung the rod at 96".

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I do not sew or own a sewing machine. I did this whole project with iron-on bonding tape. It was really easy. I "hemmed" three sides of the fabric with the tape, and then attached the fourth side to the curtain with the tape. Done and done!


  1. This is a great idea! I'm having a DUH moment right now reading this - I put up a curtain panel (that I adore) to hide my kids' closet, but it's too short and I hate the length - so I was dreading having to replace it - I actually have fabric here that would do the trick to let me keep it - thanks for reminding me to think a bit before giving up! :)

  2. They look amazing!! And the added fabric at the bottom adds that touch.

    Lol, it's also amazing what you can do with a curtain rod and double sided tape


  3. very nice fix....I love the color!