The Quickest and Easiest Way to Hem Curtains

Curtains are the easiest way to make a bare-looking room feel fully decorated, but they’re not so cut and dry. All windows are different, which means that curtains aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution! That means that you usually have to do a little editing to get the curtains to just the right size.

One of the biggest conundrums is when curtains are too long for your windows. All that fabric gathered up on the floor? Not such a cute look.

The quickest way to fix your too long curtains is to hem them to just the right length, but for that to be helpful, you probably have to have some experience with sewing and hemming. If you don’t, there’s a good chance you’re nervous that you’ll mess up the curtain, curtains you probably just spent good money on.

The next option? Taking it to a tailor to have the curtains professionally hemmed. Odds are they’ll come out looking amazing, but you’ll have to pay a pretty penny to get them looking that way.

With those being your only two options, leaving your curtain gathered up on the floor is looking pretty good, right?

Well, thanks to your YouTuber Live Your Style, we now have a compromise! This hack gives us an easy, quick way to hem our curtains to the right length without paying any extra money at a tailor, and is going to leave them looking amazing.

To start, you’ll want to wash and dry your curtain. Seems weird, but this isn’t for sanitation purposes necessarily; once your curtains have been dried, you’ll know exactly what length you’re dealing with forever. This seems much better than going through this hemming process, washing your curtains a few months down the road, and finding your curtains are now WAY too short.

Once you know the length you’re working with, you can get started on this no-sew method with a few simple materials:

  • Ironing Board
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Measuring
  • Iron-on Fusing Web
  • Pins
  • Curtains

You’ll have to watch the rest of the Live Your Style video below to get the full instructions, but people who don’t consider sewing their forte will be thrilled to know this is mainly an iron-based tutorial.

The iron-on fusing web is crucial for this DIY, as it will keep the fabric of your curtain together to whatever length you chose to pin it. You may not have heard of this crafting tool before (not going to lie, I haven’t) but you can easily find it at craft stores like Michael’s or even online on Amazon.

What do you think of this no-sew curtain shortening technique? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.