My sister moved about a month ago, and I just adore their house! With a new house (especially a much larger one) comes decorating. She has a finished basement-which is about the size of my house! She has nice, heavy brown curtains from her old house that she decided to use down there. The only problem: they were about 5 inches too short! This weekend, when we were visiting, she decided to do a no sew project to make them longer. It is always an adventure trying to do projects with 4 kids, but this one turned out nicely!
Step 1: Take down the old curtains and find fabric to add. We were lucky to find sale fabric that had the same colors as her couch pillows.
Step 2: Buy heat n bond (found at JoAnn's) to use for the seams.
Step 3: Cut new fabric to length and put heat n bond on all seams. Iron on the fabric that is being attached and then pull off the paper layer to iron both fabrics together. This is so easy and there are good directions on the package.
Step 4: Hide seam (if you choose) with ribbon or cording. We found a really nice leather ribbon that made them look great. We just hot glued this on.
Step 5: Hang up the curtains! We were impressed at how easy this was and how nice it turned out. Who has time for a sewing machine?!