I have had these curtains hanging in my bedroom for a year now I think. It's time to hem them and finish them off. I have 6 panels of navy blue curtains (2 on a small side window x2 windows and 4 on the main window). I want to have the main window have 2 larger panels and longer hem while the 2 side windows will require shorter hem and I am currently debating keeping the 2 panels or making them 1 as well. I'll look up cute ideas after the main one is done and the hem is complete.
Pictures of the too-short and too-long before ...
Pictures of the better hem AFTER ...
I am going to document the hemming process because, well, it just motivates me. Also, I was dreaming about the process all night and half-awake looking forward to doing this so I feel I need to share it with you too ...
Step 1: Pre-measure cutting line
Step 2: Take curtain off rod, place on a hard flat surface, rip-stitch the existing hem
Step 3: Iron out the pre-existing creases
Step 4: Place curtains on rod and re-measure with new hem
Step 5: Take the curtains off the rod and do a second measurement on the floor
Step 6: Measure and mark your cut line @ 3/4 inch and a fold line at 1/2 inch
Step 7: Press the base line with an iron
Step 8: Take a big gulp and grab the scissors ... cut along your cut line
Step 9: Fold under your fold line and press with an iron
Step 10: Sew along your fold line