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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?


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.