Quick Answer: How Do You Tie Curtains Too Long?

Should curtain touch the floor?

So should curtains touch the floor.

The short answer is yes…

usually.

But when making any decision about your window treatments, whether they’re drapes, blinds, or shades, it’s important to consider every aspect of style and function so you can choose the best option for your windows and your home..

Can you cut curtains with scissors?

Cut Your Curtains Once you have measured your new hem and pinned it out, cut off the excess curtain using fabric scissors by following the pinned line.

Why are Ikea curtains so long?

If you’ve ever looked at the curtains at IKEA, you probably noticed that they come in two lengths – long (98″) and super long (118″). These lengths are great because most people choose to hang their curtains higher up from the actual window. This helps the windows and room look bigger.

How do you tie long curtains?

An option for fixed panels is to drape clear monofilament or twine over the rod, centered directly above each panel, dangling the ends to tieback height or higher or lower, as needed. Wrap one end around the panel, hoist the fabric to the desired height and tie the string ends together to secure the look.

What if my curtains are too long?

It really doesn’t matter if curtains are too long as you can choose their length according to your liking and/or interior design style. You also have the option to shorten the curtains either by sewing, hemming, using tiebacks, or raising the rod, if you find the curtains too long for your home décor.

How do you shorten long curtains without cutting them?

Shorten the Bottom Avoid cutting by folding up the bottom to the desired curtain length and pressing it with a hot iron to create a crisp edge. Pin the fold in place with safety pins through the excess material and into the curtain liner, similar as you would with the top of a pocket-rod curtain.

Where should curtain tie backs be placed?

To achieve proper placement, again measure the length of the curtains and divide by three. Hang each tieback a third of the way up from the bottom of the curtain. If, for example, the drape is 100 inches long, you would place the tieback 33 inches from the bottom.