Hemming curtains

(6 Posts)
CityDweller Mon 11-Apr-16 16:18:43

How much is a reasonable amount to pay for getting curtains hemmed? I've been quoted by a local lady, but I have no idea whether her prices are fair or not.

(And before anyone asks - no, I can't do it myself! They need to be cut down and hemmed as they're coming up nearly a foot, and I'm scared of ruining them. Plus I don't have a sewing machine...)

AlisonWunderland Mon 11-Apr-16 16:31:45

I charge 8 to 10 pounds per width

Laidupwithabrokenleg Mon 11-Apr-16 18:34:03

You don't need a sewing machine for hemming curtains. The bespoke ones have hand sewn hems. I would machine sew the lining though. I did have some curtains hemmed a while back as I was feeling lazy. I was charged £30 for 2 1.5 width curtains. She did machine the hem, but it was a fairly invisible stitch.

HolaWeenie Mon 11-Apr-16 22:51:57

I've just paid £15 for a pair to be hemmed

elephantoverthehill Mon 11-Apr-16 22:55:02

The important thing to do before you have them hemmed is to hang them for about 2 weeks to let them drop. And yes curtain hems should be hand sewn not machined.

CityDweller Tue 12-Apr-16 19:54:32

Thanks for the responses!

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