(Closed) where can you find cheaper custom drapes?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

fourtylove :  I’ve never heard of 88″ drapes, but I’ve seen a lot of 96″ drapes in stores, would it be possible to get those and hem them? Anyone with a sewing machine should be able to hem drapes pretty easily. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve seen 96’s in Homegoods and JC penney.  I am on the hunt as well.  We moved into a place that has tall windows. I may need to get 108’s hemmed down if 96’s don’t fall long enough.  We also have a “marburn curtain warehouse” around here that just sells over stock curtains. Not sure if they are in your area. My mom and I are going curtain shopping next weekend as my husband is no help with this project!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yiu have two options- buy longer drapes and hem them, or buy the shorter drapes and add a contrasting panel at the bottom. If you choose the latter, make the panel wider, so it doesn’t look like a ribbon on the bottom. You don’t even need to sew to hem the drapes yourself. You can fold up the hem and use iron on hem tape.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

fourtylove :  many dry cleaners will offer simple hemming services. I would check there as well! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I guess since I sew and have made all of my drapes, I think everyone can sew!  But I do like the idea of buying longer and using hem tape.  It would be easier to do with unlined drapes, but it could be done with lined as well.  Google how to do no sew drapes…I’ve seen it before.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve looked into that hem tape as well! Also, you could buy your own fabric if you can’t find what you’re looking for in stores. I LOVE fabric.com. So many more choices that way. Buy the fabric and tape em up! :o)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

RedHeadKel :  that’s where I have gotten all my drapery fabric!  Prices are incredible!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Ikea drapes can be inexpensive and are a standard 98″ long. That could be a nice option to get them hemmed. 

Also, I’d check out craigslist! You can sometimes find custom drapes that others are selling for a great deal! Especially since you’re in Atlanta, don’t exclude the suburbs from your Craigslist search. We used ot live in Atlanta and my mom sewed custom drapes out of her home for many years, so I know there are tons of people buying custom drapes around. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I Just thought of a third option. If there is room you could just move the curtain rod.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

julies1949 :  +1. You can hang the curtain rods higher, which makes your windows seem taller.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

Drapestyle.com does custom drapes pick your fabric online, and measure carefully

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