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How do I make curtains longer?

All the blackout curtains I'm finding online, come in a standard 95 inch length. I need about 97 to 98 inches. I did find a place that will custom make them for me, but they might not get here in time for the first class. And they will cost a ton more.

So I'm wondering what I can put at the bottom of a curtain to make it not only 3 inches longer, but blackout at the bottom as well. I could add 3 inches of lace. But blackout backing is white. So it would be blatantly white at the bottom of the curtains, even with black lace sewn to the bottom of the black curtains. Plus I can't sew.

What could I add to the bottom of blackout curtains to make them 3 inches or so longer?


You can get the material from a craft store, get some nice trim (ribbon or lace or something) to cover the seam and hot glue or use another fabric glue to attach them together.
Won't it be obvious that I did that? I mean since I can't sew, won't it look tacky?
Not if all the edges are straight and the glue doesn't go crazy -- my mom and I do that stuff all the time :)
Creme with black lace works well. it would take 3 layers (blackout/creme/lace), but it's doable.

You may also hit up the local SCAnadians - some great seamstresses there might take on such a task for a more reasonable fee.
2x4's, until you find something more permanent. ;>

Oh, THAT's attractive!
Well, maybe if you wrap them in some sort of attractive fabric....it may not be the best solution, but I'll bet it'd be cheap, fast to construct and easy until something else becomes available. Just a thought. ;>

The cost of fabric to cover those boards, plus the labor to have some one do that, would be enough to pay for curtains.